posted on Jul, 25 2006 @ 12:59 PM
This has been and idea of mine for a long time. It will probably never take off in every part of the globe, but here it goes:
The premise is this: people generally don't like to go food shopping. This can be especially true for people with younger kids.
Why not then turn the store in to a feature ride complete with cars that have the capacity to carry groceries. The different aisles in the store can
feature entertainment designed to sell the products in a more animated or multimedia way. The products themselves can be delivered to the shopper
either by having the shopper stop the car, and loading the car him/herself OR have the shopper shop in advance at the front of the store at a kiosk,
and have store personnel (even robots) help with putting the groceries in the cart.
The employees at the store can dress to the theme of the ride or the store theme.
This is pretty far out, but the more people come to expect things that are painless and less work, the more entertainment and multimedia is going to
creep into everyday activities.
In order to pay for the additional of running the amusement park/grocery store, there could be an annual membership fee to shop there (like at a
discount place like Sam's Club) or there could be a one time admission fee.
What do you think?