Grocery shopping via smartphone on South Korean subways
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We've seen numerous innovations designed to make the chore of grocery shopping less painful for consumers, with Indian AaramShop's use of Facebook being one recent example. Hoping to raise the level of convenience for time-strapped commuters in South Korea, Home plus — the Korean branch of Tesco PLC — recently launched a series of virtual stores on subway platforms, enabling customers to make purchases using their smartphones while they wait for a train. The virtual stores, constructed from large backlit billboards, displayed images of all the items one would expect to find in a standard Home plus shop. QR codes…
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