SAINSBURY'S has launched the first till-free grocery shop where customers have to pay using their smartphones. It's the first time a major supermarket has launched a checkout-free shop in the UK. Sainsbury's has been testing till-free payment methods since August. But it hadn't opened its first fully till-free shop until now, in Holborn Circus, central London. Instead of queuing at the till, shoppers have to scan their groceries as they go around the store. They then pay using their bank card on the app. Before they leave, they then scan a QR code which will confirm that their payment has gone through. The shop has been completely refurbished to remove the tills. Staff members will instead spend more time on the shop floor, which Sainsbury's says will help keep shelves fully stocked. It will also contain more "on-the-go" food options for busy commuters, as well as a self-service coffee machine. There is still a way to pay with cash in the shop, despite the flashy new tech. There will … [Read more...] about Sainsbury’s launches UK’s first checkout-free grocery shop where customers pay using mobile app
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50. Lloyd Cole and the CommotionsLost Weekend (1985) Poor old Lloyd went to Amsterdam and all he got was double pneumonia in a single room. And, by the sounds of it, his love life is going horribly wrong. Just don’t ask him about the price of medicine (obviously he didn’t get his European health insurance card). It’s enough to make anyone go No Deal, really. 49. Peter HammillGerman Overalls (1973) More continental misery from the never knowingly cheerful Peter Hammill, who’s on tour in Germany and not enjoying it. At all. In Mannheim, “on a rainy Saturday with no money nor friend / Only tequila can end the boredom”. Worse still, he can only find old copies of the Sunday Times to read. Well, it was 1973. 48. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat CaballéBarcelona (1988) You might think it a silly piece of fluff (and so might I), but the Spanish newspaper El País calls Barcelona “iconic … a musical masterpiece”. The pairing of the … [Read more...] about The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Coffee lovers looking to work serving their favourite drink can apply for a series of new jobs as new venue opens near Burton. Starbucks is opening a new outlet in the former Little Chef restaurant on the A38 Lichfield Road, in Barton under Needwood, and those wanting to get involved submit their applications. The new coffee shop, which will be opening next to the Travelodge in April, will create 15 new jobs and bosses are now looking for people to fill those positions. The world famous coffee shop chain has even set up a Facebook page - entitled Starbucks Barton - A38 North - giving coffee fans all the latest updates on the new branch. Taking to the page, bosses said: "Exciting news! We're recruiting Barista's for our new drive thru opening next to Travelodge on the A38 in April. "If you have a passion for coffee, great customer connection & want to join the team, email your CV & covering letter to [email protected] or apply via Indeed ☕ … [Read more...] about Major coffee shop to open near Burton
I think I got sick of the whole tinsel palaver faster this year because of how December 25 fell. We had two weekends bookending a full week off so by January 1, I was truly fed up of flashing lights, candles and bingeing on Netflix. It was a sociable enough Christmas done on my terms and under my own roof, but I was all talked out so for the closing hours of 2018, I declined invites to go out and parked myself on the couch for some telly. Graham Norton, who I love, had a reasonably good line-up but then Keira Knightley let slip how she was off to the palace next day to collect her OBE so it was clear it had all been filmed on December 12. When I switched over to Keith Barry on RTÉ, there was Roz Purcell and I knew this was another pre-record because she was away. Sure hadn't I been glued to her instagramming about her mosquito bites and cellulite all through her holidays in Bali? By the time RTÉ was about to switch to the live coverage in town, I'd had my fill of tellyworld … [Read more...] about Bairbre Power: ‘Resolutions are there to be broken, but did I have to go do it on January 1?’
Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 Twenty years ago on Dec. 18, sitting in a theater that likely had a buttery scent in the air, audiences took in "You've Got Mail." Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox – F-O-X – (Tom Hanks) developed an online friendship and that eventually led to true love, despite being competitors in the cut-throat book business, in a world created by rom-com icon Nora Ephron and her sister Delia, with inspiration from Miklós László's play "Parfumerie." At the time, the red notification of yesteryear from AOL produced just as much excitement. It's the kind of movie that wouldn't be the same if made today. Would the title tragically be "You've got a DM"? Where would the leads have met, if not in an "Over 30" chat room where they both claimed to have never been before? The Over30 subreddit? Like other rom-coms – "Serendipity" and Ephron's … [Read more...] about ‘You’ve Got Mail’ turns 20: All the best quotes from the rom-com