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Shopping Is How I Speak with My Mother, So What Happens When It Disappears? – Vogue https://www.vogue.com/article/growing-up-in-style-liana-satenstein
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<div><img src=”https://assets.vogue.com/photos/601489cf05e3b7e5408d1b3c/16:9/w_1280,c_limit/00_liana_social.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><p><em>Growing Up in Style is a series about the connection between fashion and local life in America, past and present.</em></p><hr><p>My mother always claims she doesn’t shop. She will stand in the kitchen, while making me breakfast, and will say: “I haven’t bought a new thing in two years.” It’s always two years no matter if those two years have passed or not. Most recently, she tells me this exact phrase while wearing a totally amazing ribbed black tank with “Jamaica” spelled out in rhinestones. It’s something all the Y2K-loving Insta-girls would freak over.</p><p>“What about that top?” I ask her.</p><p>“I bought it at the Salvation Army two years ago.” I instantly want it.</p><p>Shopping is actually the only way that my mother can really communicate with the world, and with me. She’s an antique dealer, so whether she can cover the bills and car insurance is dependent on how much jewelry she finds and sells in a given week. Clothes come into play, too. She finds them at estate sales, flea markets, thrift shops, and consignment stores. It’s been quiet though, recently with the pandemic.</p><p>The quietness scares me, and I hate the idea of stores closing. Before the pandemic, it was already bad: The holy grail of Massachusetts shopping, Filene’s Basement was boarded up. No more public changing rooms, swinging tits, and heaps of clothes that don’t fit. No more cashmere knits from Italy. No more fancy pairs of tiny underwear individually hung on tiny hangers. And all of the cute consignment stores and boutiques my mom used to frequent just couldn’t wait to be leased, snatched up by some Panera Bread or CBD shop.</p><p>And now with the pandemic? It’s gotten worse. The silence is deafening. One of my mother’s last places for shopping, an outdoor flea market, has been put on pause. No more off chance of scoring an original Vietnam-era army olive green jacket or a chic fur coat that someone cleared out from a dead woman’s home. These outlets, a sliver outside of our tiny town, a portal outside of this place, have now dissolved. All must go!</p><p>It’s tough for me to reckon with. After all, I like to find out who my mother once was by the same kind of excavation of her clothing. Her closet is bursting with all-things amazing and discounted. Prada patent leather shoes. (She can’t wear them because they hurt her feet.) A funky Moschino Cheap &amp; Chic top. (Really cute cherries on it.) Old leather goods from Ann Taylor. (When it was good.) She actually has been asking me to help her clean it out. She wants to know what is “in,” which I can’t wrap my head around. “Who cares?” I always think. I think her style is radical for our town: A little glamorously askew with luxury cast-offs from my job, and her own goldmine bargain buys from far-flung places like Milan and Paris, or something “Made-in-LA.” That diamond in the rough type of stuff. How could I ever let her part with any of it?</p><p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Sat, 30 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0000 en-us
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Smart shopping carts on the rise as stores adapt to pandemic era – The Philadelphia Inquirer https://www.inquirer.com/business/retail/smart-carts-no-contact-20210130.html
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<div><img src=”https://www.inquirer.com/resizer/DDaFmlxA_nD4B2Pe8ujkD9GO7OA=/1200×0/center/middle/www.inquirer.com/resizer/aJkMJD4XvQKXpbMyP8AbIrCmWNg=/1200×0/center/middle/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/pmn/EK7CP4LTFRGKNBHINL7PG75HIA.jpg” class=”ff-og-image-inserted”></div><div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Kroger is the latest retailer to embrace automation at a time when shoppers are more thoughtful about who they come in face-to-face contact with.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The grocery store chain revealed last week that it has partnered with artificial intelligence firm Caper to deploy computer vision-enabled shopping carts at a supermarket in Cincinnati. If the test run is successful, the retailer will add connected buggies to more of its stores around the country.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”raw_html” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item card-embedded-content”> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <div class=”element element-rawhtml “> <div data-type=”header” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item card-embedded-content”> <div class> <h5 class=”bold h5 pad pad-top pad-md”><div class> <div class>Coronavirus Coverage</div> </div> </h5> </div> </div></div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Kroger now has 20 branded smart carts built to know what customers place inside. The wireless buggies can tally up your total, make recommendations, and allow you to pay for groceries directly on the cart. The gadgets eliminate the need to stand in line around strangers or pass off items to a salesclerk.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> For the past few years, connected shopping carts were billed as a way to cut down on labor costs, get customers to spend more, and shift patrons out of stores more swiftly. However, according to Caper, the pandemic has pushed more companies to check out the trend to reduce face-to-face interactions amid the ongoing pandemic.</p> <div id=”ad691-sticky” data-ad-name=”cube” class=”arc-ad-wrapper container-column spaced spaced-top spaced-lg righ-rail-ad-desktop “> <div class=”container-row justify-center”> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for autonomous checkout technology is driving grocers and retailers to innovate and adopt new technologies that keep shoppers safe and streamline checkout,” Lindon Gao, CEO and cofounder of Caper, said in a statement.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <link href=”/pb/gr/c/default/rGlnsf21vHRDns/newsLetterCss/46cd92c168.css?v=187″ rel=”stylesheet”> <style type=”text/css”>#right-rail .newsletter-card,.newsletter-card.hidden-desktop</style> <div class=”card newsletter-card default spaced spaced-bottom spaced-top spaced-md”> <div class=”card-content”> <div class=”border border-bottom border-bold”> <div class=”recommender-header font-black uppercase spaced spaced-xs spaced-bottom”> The Inquirer Business Weekly Newsletter </div> </div> <p class=”promo-text spaced spaced-xs spaced-top spaced-bottom”> Business news and analysis sent straight to your inbox every Tuesday morning. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Smart carts drive customers to spend more since the baskets can tally up totals in real-time and expose people to more marketing materials while shopping, the AI company claims. For instance, if you buy cereal, it might recommend that you buy milk as well. The firm says an average shopper’s checkout total increases 18% when using its product.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The new ways to shop don’t come cheap. Smart carts can cost retailers between $5,000 and $10,000 per unit, according to Sylvain Charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy at Canada’s Dalhousie University who has studied smart carts. The devices require a lot more maintenance and upkeep compared to simple shopping carts, which tend to cost retailers under $100 each. Caper says most of its smart cart partners recoup their investment within a year.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Caper, which has raised more than $14 million in funding, claims its tech isn’t meant to replace jobs but free up more frontline grocery store workers to maintain the aisles or offer customer service. The data generated from smart carts enable the tech firm to improve its product recommendations. Its tech can provide dietary suggestions based on what grocery customers have purchased in the past and recipe recommendations based on what shoppers have in their cart. Caper also shares shopper information with the partnering retailer so the store can better manage inventory and gleaning where people are going.</p> <div id=”ad655-sticky” data-ad-name=”cube” class=”arc-ad-wrapper container-column spaced spaced-top spaced-lg righ-rail-ad-desktop “> <div class=”container-row justify-center”> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Caper says it doesn’t share shopping data beyond the partnering retailer.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Kroger operates more than 2,700 stores, and it’s the third national retail chain to pick up the start-up’s smart carts over the past 12 months, Caper says.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The Kroger collaboration comes months after Amazon launched a competing product. (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Last year, Amazon introduced its smart Dash Carts to one of its stores in Woodland Hills, Calif. Customer feedback was so positive that Amazon added them to five more locations in California and an Amazon Fresh store in Naperville, Ill.</p> <div id=”ad1632-sticky” data-ad-name=”cube” class=”arc-ad-wrapper container-column spaced spaced-top spaced-lg righ-rail-ad-desktop “> <div class=”container-row justify-center”> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> “They’ve been so popular that we’ve added more Dash Carts to many of our Fresh stores just to keep up with demand,” an Amazon spokesperson said.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”raw_html” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item card-embedded-content”> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <div class=”element element-rawhtml “> </div> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> Amazon’s smart carts require customers to download an app to their personal smartphone, while Caper’s does not. Amazon’s tech also requires stores to have a system of sensors in place to monitor what patrons are doing. With Caper, everything is built into the cart itself.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> At Kroger, the automated carts are lined up alongside traditional shopping buggies near the entrance, so shoppers can still choose ordinary carts if they want.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The supermarket’s “KroGO” carts utilize computer vision and artificial intelligence to recognize groceries placed inside the basket. The carts have three cameras that capture what an item looks like from various angles. Then, on the back end, Caper’s software generates a 3D model and compares that to a database of product images to determine what the grocery item is.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item “> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The price is then displayed on the screen. When a customer removes an item from the cart to put it back on the shelf, their checkout total adjusts accordingly, Caper says. The gadgets also have an onboard scale to measure foods sold by weight and the tech allows shoppers to scan loyalty cards and view coupon offers.</p> </div> </div> <div data-type=”text” class=”card paragraph-spacing collection-item card-border-bottom card-border-bottom-thick card-border-bottom-dark”> <div class=”card-content text-trans font-flag “> <p> The grocer launched the pilot with a 5% discount for shoppers who use its new “limited contact” method.</p> </div> </div> <p><strong><a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org”></a></strong> <a href=”https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.html”>(Why?)</a></p> Sat, 30 Jan 2021 10:03:34 +0000 en-US
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3 shot in busy shopping area off Camp Creek Parkway, police say – WSB Atlanta https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/3-people-shot-busy-shopping-area-off-camp-creek-parkway/E5MS4774L5GIZCY2WEDJG6Q2XM/
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