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Jul 20, 2011

Vending machine dispenses ebooks

Source: PSFK

An interesting item from PSFK about a Japanese vending machine that dispenses ebooks using QR codes.
What other digital content can be distributed in this way ? 

Japanese Vending Machine Dispenses EBooks

Jul 14, 2011

Retail Pain

Not a great time to be in Australian retail - mirrors international trends - it is significant these items were all on the Inside Retailing website today:

  David Jones chief sounds warning bells
DJs chief describes a "dramatic" slump in retail sales.
  Sales seasons stretched as shoppers turn savers
Conservative shoppers are picking out bargains at Australia's biggest department stores as half yearly sales run into late July.

  Consumer sentiment nosedives
Australian consumer sentiment is at its worst since the GFC
  Yesterday's most read story
  Retail conditions worrying
Conditions in the retail sector have fallen to "worryingly low levels" in

Let's Get Fizzical

Lush, QVB.

Great window, merchandising concept and idea from Lush Cosmetics - apart from being colourful and standing out in a very crowded pedestrian (commuter mall concourse) environment, the quirky character speaks to the brand essence, and the fizz is a product feature.