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Curiouspedia - Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete

Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete


While it sometimes feels like we do all of our shopping on the internet, government data shows that actually less than 10% of all retail transactions happen online. In a world where we get our groceries delivered in just two hours through Instacart or Amazon Fresh, the humble corner store–or bodega , as they are known in New York and Los Angeles–still performs a valuable function. “Each community tends to have relatively homogenous tastes, given that they live or work in the same place,” McDonald explains. “By studying their buying behavior, we’re hoping to eventually figure out how the needs of people in one apartment building differ from those in another. We could customize the items in one dorm versus the next.”

Source: Two Ex-Googlers Want To Make Bodegas And Mom-And-Pop Corner Stores Obsolete

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