The 2D supermarket that exists on the walls of tube stations
Is THIS the future of grocery shopping? Currently all the rage in modern, trendy China and South Korea (where it’s been pioneered by Tesco), it’s a virtual supermarket, located on the walls of subway stations.
Busy commuters peruse the pictures before zapping what they want using phone-friendly QR bar codes that are printed next to each item. Once they’re done, their shopping list is sent to the supermarket and in some cases, their groceries could be there as early as later that day.
We can’t see it happening in the UK any time soon – for one thing, there’s scarcely any room in most of our underground stations during rush hour, not to mention the almost-complete lack of wi-fi.
Having said that, if Tesco’s South Korean people are behind it and it’s making money, you can be sure that they’re looking to roll it out across the globe.
That was today’s glimpse into the future. Now get back to your Facebook and your plastic crisps.