FOCUS-Ahold ups stakes in US grocery war with mini-“robot supermarkets” – Nasdaq.com

FOCUS-Ahold ups stakes in US grocery war with mini-“robot supermarkets” – Nasdaq.com:

“Grocery group Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses to speed order picking and cut delivery times, Reuters has learned, as it revamps its ecommerce business in response to rising competition in a fast-growing sector.”

*Change is coming to how food retail interacts with the consumer. 

Can You Curate a Town? – The New York Times

Can You Curate a Town? – The New York Times:

“Curating a town as one might an art collection — or in latter days, a party or store — is not a lonely pursuit. Wealthy individuals like Mr. Resnick, well-funded nonprofits and even corporations like Walmart have begun buying deserted American main streets, hoping to reinvent them with a fresh aesthetic.”

*Intersting. How many geographic locations are available? Can they be made into magnets for people that will then need products and services that must be created and delivered locally? What is the population density or population needed to make a place economically viable? How many places require tourism as a major plank? Can this place have some other major attraction that can bring people to there? Perhaps great outdoor scenery and weather …