SHELVES MOVE IN NEW STORE (Oct, 1933)

While this works well for sushi, I’m not so sure about groceries.

SHELVES MOVE IN NEW STORE
Comfortably seated in a self-service grocery store just opened in Los Angeles, Calif., a housewife selects her purchases from moving shelves of price-tagged merchandise that pass before her. The endless, motor-driven chain of shelves, makes a complete circuit in eight minutes— leisurely enough for the customer to make her choices and lift the articles from their shelves. When her basket is full, she pays the cashier.

3 comments
  1. Chakolate says: May 17, 20073:09 pm

    As a woman with chronically tired feet, I can appreciate this. As a consumer who routinely skips many of the aisles of the grocery store, I’d have to pass, thanks. ;-)

  2. Blurgle says: May 17, 20079:26 pm

    Given the enormous number of different bagged, canned and boxed foods available at the supermarket these days, this wouldn’t be terribly practical.

    Then again sometimes I wonder who buys 95% of the stuff at the supermarket.

  3. Jim Dunn says: May 18, 20075:21 am

    While it’s true this would no longer be practical (or maybe it’s “would be even less practical nowadays”), I for one could definitely go for a chance to sit down (hopefully on something nicer than a stool) and leisurely pick out my vittles.

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