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London's Unpackaged Grocery Shop: No Packaging Whatsoever is this month's most popular post. Author Patrick James reports on an impressive new...


London's Unpackaged Grocery Shop: No Packaging Whatsoever is this month's most popular post. Author Patrick James reports on an impressive new shopping model implemented at London's Unpackaged grocery store.The concept is pretty simple. There is absolutely no packaging; instead, you bring your own containers. In fact, maybe the concept is too simple. Some commenters argued that Unpackaged might just be an upscale version of a grocery model already in place.Commenter malavikas wrote "It is simply back to the basics! Like all simple things that are "pruned" to the elite market, it is being over-hyped, and in all probability over-priced."Nik Smith's comment, "This is cool and all, but I'm going to be the nay-sayer jerk who says "hey, isn't that just like the farmer's market?"On the other side, commenter Caddy wrote "THIS IS AWESOME! should be an example for other cities..." and Simon Anthony's comment provided some keen insight, "I remember being told we were not allowed to use our own bags - because of health issues. Rubbish then, rubbish now."Whether you think it elitist or downright smart, tell us what you think of Unpackaged's package-less approach to shopping.For more progressive business concepts, check out: What should the new business model be?, Washington, D.C.'s Beautiful Bag Tax, A New Kind of Cornerstore Makeover
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