Tag : supermarket

Amazon Go: Supermarket Jobs vs. Artificial Intelligence

10 months ago / 0 comments

My first thought was, who do you ask when you can’t find the hummus? But on second thought, the benefits of a cashierless supermarket could potentially outweigh the costs; I’m yet to decide. On Monday, in downtown Seattle, Amazon opened its first artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store. Having faced technical … Read More

Psychological Supermarket Sweep

2 years ago / 0 comments

You may have never given it a thought, but supermarkets spend an extensive amount of time planning the layout of their stores. It’s no accident that we find ourselves wandering around, trying to find the one item that we came in for and which seems to have moved around magically. … Read More

Leeds gets UK’s First Junk Food Supermarket

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Real Junk Food Project has opened the UK’s first food waste supermarket in Pudsey, near Leeds. Set up in 2013, the company began with a pioneering “pay as you feel” café initiative intercepting edible food which would otherwise become part of the 15 million tonnes of food thrown away … Read More

Union sales plummet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Union’s financial surplus has fallen by more than 98 per cent. Despite being a not for profit organisation, it aims to make a surplus each year. In 2011 this sum was £28,159, but in 2012 it fell to under £500. Speaking at the Union’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on … Read More

Shift cuts leave Union workers out of pocket

6 years ago / 0 comments

Workers at Essentials were this week told their shifts have been cut due to plunging footfall numbers in the Union. The number of shoppers in the Union was approximately 17% below target last week, partly due to the University’s failure to accurately anticipate the drop in student numbers following the … Read More

Shoplifter caught red handed in Essentials

6 years ago / 0 comments

A student has been caught red handed stealing from Essentials. The incident took place at the Union shop on Wednesday afternoon.    It is understood that a woman attempted to steal a small amount of make-up, however once challenged, she then paid for the items. Antony Haddley, LUU’s Union Affairs Officer, … Read More

Why you'll love Kirkgate Market, love

6 years ago / 0 comments

Inspired by the home of the 1851 Great Exhibition, and not a million miles away from our own Brotherton, the green girders of Kirkgate Market house a veritable feast for your eyes, ears and pocket. As the largest covered market in Europe, it bustles with the kind of activity a … Read More