Tesco sets up virtual shops to overthrow South Korea

6 July 2011

Tesco truly is a modern day world dictator, conquering the world one country at a time. They're poised to dominate the shopping baskets of South Korea and already do online. How they've going about it is quite ingenious, however. Unless you step back and fall into the path of a train while trying to spot the prawn rings.


  • Dick
    Looks like an excellent way of shopping if you are in an empty tube station and there is a long wait until the next train. I can't see it working here though. Tube stations are too busy, and people would vandalise them, sticking pictures of the wrong barcodes over the products so you end up buying dog food and condoms.
  • The B.
    Tesco are still scum though.
  • Tweedskin
    Shouldn't the app use the Korean language rather than English?
  • Jeebus
    I see they're neglecting to mention that rather than build new stores they simply bought them (from Carrefour which used to be number 2). Plus they made a shitload smaller Tesco Metro-style Homeplus stores. Anyway my local is E-mart (and they bought out Walmart) plus they don't have that shit in my local station either. On top of that not sure I want to broadcast my eating and drinking habits to my fellow Seoulites.
  • Mark C.
    So it's all the tedium of schlepping round aisles without the instant gratification of getting your goods as soon as you've paid for them? Worst of both worlds.
  • Wonky
    As funny as it might sound, all I end seem to end up buying are tins of dog food and packets of condoms. All adds to a successful evening.
  • Wonky
    apologies for the extra end....too busy thinking of the foxes.
  • Dick
    I thought a fox lover / abuser would be along sooner or later.
  • Issac M.
    This is pure genius. And if they keep innovating at this pace maybe the next step is to remove the need to scan QR codes at all.... you'll be able to go online and shop right from your browser (whilst simultaneously giving fox jobs if so inclined). WoW! Oh. Wait.

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