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Old 07.07.2011, 13:06
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Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

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Old 07.07.2011, 13:11
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

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...........
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:13
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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...........
well it would certainly be quick and easy for them considering they have a fraction of the choice Tesco has
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:36
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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...........
Without sounding overly whiny, there doesn't appear to be much in the way of technological advances in the domestic area (unless you consider those steam irons for pressing your husband's shirts) so I'd say it's gonna be a few years before something like peapod would happen here and be affordable for anyone but the gold coast set.
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:44
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

On the other hand, they do have the distribution system in place with coopathome and LeShop. It would be great to get rid of the annoying websites where you can never find a thing within a few clicks and get something userfriendlier in return.
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:44
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

http://www.leshop.ch/
Migros has delivery for online purchases in Geneva and Lausanne. Has anyone used this? Good service?
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

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.
I'm not really sure this is a positive change. Don't get me wrong, I love technology and how it improves our daily lives but it just seems that these gadgets are making our sense of awareness dull. These days we always seem to be pushing something, scanning something, having a metal shinbone implanted, etc....what's going to happen to the essence of being in touch with our senses ? Welcome to a robotic future!
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:49
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

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http://www.leshop.ch/
Migros has delivery for online purchases in Geneva and Lausanne. Has anyone used this? Good service?
it's available everywhere. Delivery is through a Post van after 5pm for those who work and have no one at home during the day.
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Old 07.07.2011, 13:50
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

There have been a couple of other similar ideas with a scanner on the fridge or bin at home to create a shopping list as you use products.

That is fine as long as you want to live on the same food over and over again.
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Old 07.07.2011, 14:21
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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.
I'm not really sure this is a positive change. Don't get me wrong, I love technology and how it improves our daily lives but it just seems that these gadgets are making our sense of awareness dull. These days we always seem to be pushing something, scanning something, having a metal shinbone implanted, etc....what's going to happen to the essence of being in touch with our senses ? Welcome to a robotic future!
Then again, if you'd been to the supermarket in France where we were on holiday, where there was no toilet seat, toilet paper, soap or towels in the bathrooms, you wouldn't be picking up, touching and smelling a lot of the fruit.
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That is fine as long as you want to live on the same food over and over again.
You mean there's stuff that's not Fish Fingers or Jaffa Cakes?
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

Have you ever bought prepacked veg from the supermarket only to get home and find its rotten? well once its round your place how will you return it?
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

I can't see the original video. Are people scanning actual products on actual supermarket shelves?

It's a great idea in principle but how do the supermarkets get decent turnover of stock if a significant chunk of their customers aren't taking it with them? Won't stuff just go out of date?
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Old 07.07.2011, 14:40
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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.
I'm not really sure this is a positive change. Don't get me wrong, I love technology and how it improves our daily lives but it just seems that these gadgets are making our sense of awareness dull. These days we always seem to be pushing something, scanning something, having a metal shinbone implanted, etc....what's going to happen to the essence of being in touch with our senses ? Welcome to a robotic future!
it's a generation issue. Our kids and their kids will shop probably that way and people. Their taste will also change and if you are not used to fresh food quality from your childhood you won't be able to appreciate delicacies like those of your OH.
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

It is a big photo of supermarket shelves not with real products.

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It's a great idea in principle but how do the supermarkets get decent turnover of stock if a significant chunk of their customers aren't taking it with them? Won't stuff just go out of date?
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I can't see the original video. Are people scanning actual products on actual supermarket shelves?

It's a great idea in principle but how do the supermarkets get decent turnover of stock if a significant chunk of their customers aren't taking it with them? Won't stuff just go out of date?
products are represented on posters (like those ad posters in subways) with a barcode QR and people shop while they wait. The supermarket is going to the people, you don't need to go to the supermarket anymore.
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products are represented on posters (like those ad posters in subways) with a barcode QR and people shop while they wait. The supermarket is going to the people, you don't need to go to the supermarket anymore.
I can't see how this is more practical than ordering online from home.
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There have been a couple of other similar ideas with a scanner on the fridge or bin at home to create a shopping list as you use products.

That is fine as long as you want to live on the same food over and over again.
Not only that, but you have to plan ahead on what you intend to eat and shop at one particular grocery all the time. I was tempted to try this in the States, but I liked going to the various stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and Farmer's markets to keep a bit of variety. I also tend to shop every other day since I like fresh food and if I don't cook it today or tomorrow it is destined for the rotter....and I hate wasting food that way.

These sorts of services would be best if they sold either pre-prepared meals or everything you need for a particular meal to be assembled and cooked.
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I can't see how this is more practical than ordering online from home.
I guess it's in the representation of the products like on real shelf. Size & color should be very realistic. Use the time sink of waiting to do something fun/useful.....only my guess.
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Re: Is this how we'll all be doing our grocery shopping soon?

That system probably works for prepackaged stuff (washing powder, dry goods, etc.).
But if I want fresh meat, veggies, fruit - I like to SEE what I'm buying - different varietes of grapes, apples, pears

1 package of "blue cheese" anyone? Just ask GG what he'd think of that!
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