QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012, Posted On: 8/10/2012


Virtual Supermarket Makes Test Run At UK Airport


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: vending, vending machine, virtual grocery store, Tesco, automated retailing, interactive grocery store

LONDON -- British supermarket giant Tesco has launched at two-week trial of a virtual grocery store at one of the UK's busiest airports. The virtual shopping center allows travelers to make productive use of their downtime.

The interactive supermarket in the departure lounge at the Gatwick airport is comprised of 10 screens. Shoppers start by downloading the Tesco app onto their smartphones. They then select from the supermarket's top 80 items by scanning the products' barcodes with their handsets. Finally, customers can arrange to have their groceries delivered to their homes up to three weeks after their departure.

Tesco launched a similar concept in South Korea last summer, where commuters can shop for groceries by pointing their mobile phones at billboards in subways and bus stops. | SEE STORY


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • Apple Pay's Rollout Encounters Small Glitch; BofA Responds Quickly
  • New York's Global Vending Group Expands To New Warehouse
  • Coke Consolidated And Coca-Cola Co. Agree To Exchange Territories
  • USA Technologies And On Track Innovations Are Ready For Apple Pay
  • Obama Orders Chip-And-PIN Technology In Federal Credit And Debit Cards

Copyright © 2014 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570