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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

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well it would certainly be quick and easy for them considering they have a fraction of the choice Tesco has
I can't believe you'd prefer Tesco over Coop! that must be what being British is all about then...
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

Just to let u know...
Already a much better thing exists.

Just download in your android or iPhone the coop app and you can buy it wherever you want, and it will be delivered to your place.
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

Nothing really breakthrough IMO.

I've been grocery shopping online for over 10 years now, more of a fan of the tangibleness of my produce though.
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Beats online shopping to how we know it now.
I'd miss the whole concept of touching and smelling the products--- the OH is a Chef and it's in his blood to get a 'feeling for the food', plus he's French. He always asks me to smell some fruit or vegetable when we're shopping- I used to think it was an awkward thing to do but now it's just second-nature.
The French need to pat the Camembert and squeeze the baguette to check its creaminess and crustiness respectively (or is it the other way round?). Fortunately the Koreans rely on different staple foods. Kimchi, for instance, is required by law to ferment for at least 10 years, so freshness is not a concern. I therefore see potential for this business model in selected markets.
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Old 07.07.2011, 14:59
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

From the original video:
Voiceover: "Koreans are the 2nd most hardworking people in the world."

Nice.
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Old 07.07.2011, 15:10
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I can't believe you'd prefer Tesco over Coop! that must be what being British is all about then...
Where did I state preference? I was stating a fact. To catalogue ALL of Tescos products would take a hell of a lot longer than cataloguing coops - FACT

But thats for the generalisation and assumption of what being British is
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Fortunately the Koreans rely on different staple foods. Kimchi, for instance, is required by law to ferment for at least 10 years, so freshness is not a concern. I therefore see potential for this business model in selected markets.
what? there is no such law and 10 year old kimchi would be horrible.
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Old 07.07.2011, 15:17
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what? there is no such law and 10 year old kimchi would be horrible.
My mistake. This law applies to Soju.
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Cool, scan the QR codes with your smartphone, enter time of delivery and your done.

Would be cool if Coop/Migros would run a pilot at some trainstation.

Or am I being overly optimistic...........
Many people want to check fruit and vegetables, turn the oranges on the other side, touch the stuff to find out whether it is wrotten, see whether it is blackened on the other side. I want to check stuff before I purchase. And with my mobile phone which is just a phone and not a smartphone I could not participate either.
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Old 07.07.2011, 17:32
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From the original video:
Voiceover: "Koreans are the 2nd most hardworking people in the world."

Nice.
Who is the first? Swiss?
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Old 07.07.2011, 17:36
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Cool, scan the QR codes with your smartphone, enter time of delivery and your done.

Would be cool if Coop/Migros would run a pilot at some trainstation.

Or am I being overly optimistic...........
Verrrrry optimistic...in addition to location management being slightly off in Switzerland because of cultural factors. There just isn't space for anything in Switzerland.
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The French need to pat the Camembert and squeeze the baguette to check its creaminess and crustiness respectively (or is it the other way round?). Fortunately the Koreans rely on different staple foods. Kimchi, for instance, is required by law to ferment for at least 10 years, so freshness is not a concern. I therefore see potential for this business model in selected markets.

Yes, when purchasing cheese or bread, to touch the stuff to find out whether it is alright to me is basics.

To see onions or pears or fruit from all sides is essential. THIS in fact is the attraction of "life markets" where you can see ALL the stuff personally. You might speak with the producers about ways how to proceed their merchandise best, etc ...
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Old 07.07.2011, 18:34
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

as a coop@home evangelist i hope this will come to us soon as well - at the moment i scan the barcodes before i throw boxes away and order once a week through an iphone app - for delivery after 7 by a friendly guy to my doorstep. i've never received anything bruised or rotten...it is sometimes irritating when a crucial ingredient was out of stock - like flat leave parsley...
i lurv grocery shopping online and have saved money because i only buy what i need and not all i can smell, squeeze and see...
this idea for a virtual store is really cool - it would be a great way to lighten up some of the dark corners in our stations...
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Old 07.07.2011, 19:14
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I can't see how this is more practical than ordering online from home.
Or even approaching the practicality of online shopping. First off why go to a place to take photos of codes of products when you can do the ordering at home?

Secondly, take photo of code, "error reading code, please try again", take photo of code, "error reading code, please....", etc etc.

I'm not against finding new uses for technology, existing or otherwise, but this strikes me as technology for technology's sake. It offers all the disadvantages of online shopping with the added inconvinience of having to be somewhere else to do it.

Yes, I did say disadvantages. An article I read a month or so back, stated that the British consumer was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the quality of perishible goods and the somewhat inappropriate substitutions that were turning up. OK, this is not about the British consumer but I think the same applies pretty much anywhere else.

For me it'll always be a trip to the supermarket to get my stuff. Hell I even still lurk around second hand record shops.
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Old 07.07.2011, 19:15
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

For basic things like cleaning products and heavy items ie big persil washing powder I think it's great, but for food I want to see it, smell it, feel it before i buy the Things.
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Old 07.07.2011, 19:31
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

I find we have here (Barca) the best system.

You buy all the fresh stuff (bread, meat, fruits & veggies) at your neighbourhood little markets and ALL the rest (cans, pre-cooked, household products, etc) Online at Carefour.

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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

I'm with Nil here, I hate supermarket shopping for the staples, tins of stuff, loo roll, kitchen roll, cooking oil, 240 bottles of wine.....

All the standard cupboard basics are bought in bulk and all the fresh is bought as and when.

I've been online shopping since it first came out in the uk about 12 years ago, it's great for the essentials and frozen stuff - fresh though you need to see it 'up close and personal'

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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

Considering that they are just now starting to sell bags of ice, I think it may take 20 years before this concept takes off.
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Old 08.07.2011, 17:03
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

But what about the social aspect? For some people who for whatever reason do not work it is their only interaction with the outside world.
Even in a souless huge supermarket there is usually a friendly face at the checkout.
And also for romance - a lot of love is found in the supermarket aisles.....
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Old 08.07.2011, 17:07
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Who is the first? Swiss?
I assume since Tesco is British that they mean that the British are the hardest working folks in the world?
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