2 Oct 2021
These supermarket deliveries are not only contactless, but done by a robot. Robotics firm Starship are trialling these deliveries in the UK, with a US expansion already underway.
16 Jun 2021
A mother duck and her eight ducklings caused a bit of a frenzy when they went for a stroll in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood. Multiple people stopped traffic to help them safely cross 5th Ave. The mom and her babies even popped into a bagel shop before making their way up 4th Street to the waters of Prospect Park.
6 Jun 2021
Driving the streets of London in an old milk float, Ella Shone delivers food and household products sold without packaging and without plastic. Created last year during the first coronavirus lockdown, her "top-up truck" has not been short of orders since, selling lentils, nuts and even vinegar or laundry detergent to customers using their own containers.
25 Feb 2021
A supermarket in Hungary has brought smiles to faces and romantic opportunities to shoppers by providing shopping baskets for "Singles" in time for Valentine's Day on Sunday. Shoppers entering the Auchan store in Csomor, east of Budapest, can choose a blue or pink basket with a "Single Seeking Mate" sign. A sign above the stack of baskets reads: "Are you single? Use the singles baskets, so you can meet 'the one' in your favourite store".
29 Aug 2020
In South Korea, the streets of popular Seoul shopping district Myeong-dong are nearly empty - and those who have ventured out are wearing anti-virus masks. The country recorded more than 400 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, setting a new daily record.
11 Jul 2019
Sophie Kinsella: Queen of chick lit puts shopping aside