Can’t say a lot but Tesco have been trialling this iPad shopping trolley for ages and their idea is much better than just playing Sky Go. They’ve incorporated individual store maps so you can map out your shopping list which you create online and log in. Takes you last deals, new products etc. Allows you to get product info, scan using the camera on iPad 2’s so you can speed up checkout process.
Also look forward to the trial of ‘Express Checkouts’ being successful for customers who are using their own or no bags. Allowing the operator to just scan, scan, scan and not wait for slow ars customers to catch up packing.
There’s the over-ice Magners type of cider-drinker, and then there’s the other kind. No, not White Lightning-swilling, park-bench dwellers, but those who appreciate real cider: the type made from pressed apple juice and absolutely nothing else. It’s the most eccentric and underrated of British beverages, it’s great with food, and it’s about to get bigger than ever (Stella Artois’ new over-ice Cidre is the latest trying to tap the market). So arm yourselves with our guide to the best artisan bottles: it’s all the (ahem) in-cider knowledge you’ll need.
This summer has shown that the backpack is very much back, but the shift has been going on for a while. Brit designer Christopher Shannon kicked things off when he sent a host of bright, strapped up styles down the runway in 2009. Riccardo Tisci took the trend up a gear at Givenchy with black leather studded versions as part of the spring/summer 2010 collection. Swedish brand Sandqvist’s take is sterling. Cut from canvas in an adaptable shade of navy, the tan and peach leather details are bold and its restrained aesthetic means it can be worn with everything. And you needn’t cross the North Sea to buy one — the range is available from ASOS, and at just over £100 it’s a pretty reasonable investment.