Here's an interesting article from the Huffington Post:
Mega supermarket chain Tesco has designed a virtual supermarket in South Korea in hopes to gain more business than its competitor E-Mart. According to the video below, Koreans are the second-most hardworking people in the world and for them, grocery shopping once a week is a dreaded task.
So, Tesco Homeplus created a virtual store in Seoul subway stations in which the displays and merchandise are exactly the same as the stores. Customers scan the desired product with their smartphone and it then appears in their online cart. The products will be delivered to their door "right after you get home."
To see how this store-of-the-future works, here's a link to the video.
Would this work in the DC area? Perhaps Safeway or Giant need to give it a try!
Bobbi Greenberg is the Marketing Director for Arlington County Commuter Services.