I'm actually quite jarred by the image – it looks so sterile and alien. The typical (and usually also packaging-free) grocery stores in the middle east or africa are, by comparison, colorful and friendly – the kind of shopping environment that makes up for the lack of convenience of pre-packaged foods. Can't they retheme their concept to make it less sterile? Given that they are targeting a nieche market anyway, I don't think that's too much to ask!
That said, I do think it is high time this concept is reintroduced to western society. At the same time, I can see that due to higher waste quantities (less packaging = food goes foul faster = more waste – albeit of the rapidly biodegradable sort rather than the polyutherane sort), it's going to be harder to turn a profit.
/via +Scott Leighton
The Country’s First Package-Free Grocery Store Opens Its Doors In Austin
Will consumers buy in?
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