Michael Liedtke and Joseph Pisani, Ap Business Writers Updated 1:10 pm PST, Friday, February 8, 2019 This Nov. 14, 2018, photo shows the Standard Cognition cashier-less store on Market Street in San Francisco. Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in other stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. less This Nov. 14, 2018, photo shows the Standard Cognition cashier-less store on Market Street in San Francisco. Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first ... more Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Photo: Eric Risberg, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 This Nov. … [Read more...] about Retailers are shopping for ways to get rid of checkout lines
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A crusader named Battman who tackled an armed robber and helped get him off the streets has been given a £250 reward by a judge. Grateful police who asked the hero his name as they led away the villain Steven Walton were told "It's Batman - but with two Ts and it's Cameron Battman". Prosecutor Jolyon Perks told Teesside Crown Court that the axe-wielding robber had struck at 7am on December 3 last year at the Pear Deals convenience store on Oxford Road, Hartlepool. Shop assistant Kelly Elvin was working there alone when she was suddenly confronted by Walton, 42, wearing dark clothing with his face covered and brandishing an axe in his right hand.He said something about money, and as she stepped back he emptied the contents of the till £78.44 into a carrier bag and he told her to give him the cigarettes and tobacco. She handed over four pouches of tobacco worth £42.80.She had been speaking to her 11 year-old daughter on her mobile phone, and Walton ordered her to hand it … [Read more...] about ‘I am Batman’: What Hartlepool man told police after he tackled shop robber armed with an axe
By Moira McCarthy | December 6, 2018 at 1:11 am DECEMBER 5, 2018 - PORTSMOUTH, NH: The Candlelight Stroll winds through the Strawbery Banke grounds in Portsmouth, N.H. Courtesy photoDECEMBER 5, 2018 - ROCKPORT, ME: Santa arrives in Rockport, MA in style. Photo courtesy Rusty and Ingrid Creative CompanyDECEMBER 5, 2018 - FREEPORT, ME: Doing a bit of window shopping during the holidays in Freeport, Maine. Photo courtesy of the Maine Tourism BureauDECEMBER 5, 2018 - KENNEBUNKPORT, ME: The holiday shopping scene in Kennebunkport, Maine. Photo courtesy of the Maine Tourism BureauShow Caption of Expand Holiday shopping can be super stressful, especially as Dec. 25 gets closer. How about turning the search for the perfect, unique and thoughtful gift into a holiday adventure? Within an easy drive from the Greater Boston area – in just about any direction – you can find a marvelous day trip destination where finding just the right presents for those you love is as much fun for you … [Read more...] about Turn holiday shopping into festive getaway
opinion Nolan Finley The Detroit News Published 10:45 PM EST Nov 24, 2018 Manitou Springs, Colorado — I'm here in the Emerald Fields store shopping for marijuana products for the first time legally. So why am I still looking over my shoulder for the cops to bust through the door? Because even in Colorado, which pioneered the legal use and sale of recreational pot, marijuana commerce plays out in a netherworld between the legitimate and the shady. Those who expect buying pot in Michigan will be as breezy as picking up a bottle of booze at the party store when the first recreational outlets open next year should know it's not going to be like that. For starters, while medical marijuana dispensaries are plentiful, finding a recreational pot shop is tougher. We had to leave Colorado Springs, where recreational sales are banned, and drive to Manitou, a festive suburb that appears to be undergoing a weed-fueled renaissance. Already in Michigan, … [Read more...] about Finley: Colorado pot shop visit shows what’s ahead for Michigan
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Now Playing: SFGATE visited San Francisco's first cashierless Amazon Go store on its opening day. Media: Katie Wood / SFGATE Something was happening on the corner of Battery and California streets in San Francisco's Financial District Tuesday afternoon. Smiling men and women in orange polos and quarter zips hovered on the sidewalk while workers on their lunch breaks fumbled with cell phones. "Have you downloaded the app? You need the app," one orange shirt said to a man in a puffer jacket. The puffer jacket had the app, yes, but he couldn't remember the password for his Amazon account. He fiddled for a few seconds then, Bingo! The golden ticket required for entry to San Francisco's first Amazon Go store appeared. It was a QR code. The rest of the experience went smoothly: He scanned the code at the entry gate and was free to grab the items he needed, ranging from Advil and Sunchips … [Read more...] about I wanted to hate San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store. I loved it.