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China mall introduces 'husband storage' pods for shopping wives
The question being - what kind of shopping?

If it's "useful shopping for the family" then why aren't men doing their bit?

But on the other hand, if it's shopping for fun, then leaving the people who don't enjoy it at home makes sense.
gender  shopping  china 
july 2017 by andrewducker
I Have Seen the Future of Retail…And It Doesn't Have Cashiers
Of course, this is about the low end of the market. Where people are prepared to pay higher prices there will be assistants there to make it easy for them.
business  shopping  technology 
january 2012 by andrewducker
Sockscription
Possibly the laziest way to get new socks. I'm almost tempted.
shopping  socks  internet 
may 2009 by andrewducker
The vanishing shopping mall
More than 400 of the 2,000 largest malls in the U.S. have closed in the past two years. The last new major mall in the U.S. opened in 2006, and only one big mall is scheduled to open this year.
economy  business  economics  shopping  usa 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Profitable Until Deemed Illegal
"In short, swoopo is about as close to pure, distilled evil in a business plan as I've ever seen. They get paid for everything up front, and as they drop ship everything there's no inventory or overhead to worry about. It is almost brilliantly evil, in a sort of evil genius way."
economics  gambling  shopping  swoopo 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Customs duty removed on items under £105
Was £18 on items outside the EU. VAT still applies, of course.
shopping  economics 
november 2008 by andrewducker
How scientific research into revulsion is shaping our supermarkets
Fascinating piece on how we react to objects we find disgusting, and how that sticks in our minds.
emotions  psychology  brain  marketing  shopping 
july 2007 by andrewducker

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