I grew up in a country where having a 4 WD car like Land Cruiser gave you ‘road respect’. But then I moved to the Netherlands.
An interesting article highlighting the customer acquisition tactics of the large retail grocery chains in India. What I find fascinating is that the opposite is happening here in San Francisco. More and more farmers markets are available for buying fresh produce direct from farmers. Local wholesale markets are partnering with the city and local stores to stock fresh locally sourced fruits and vegetables as well. India clearly needs a revolution in getting food to the table without transportation and storage losses, and with a larger portion of the sale price being returned to the farmers. The important question though is whether the only way to do that is through private industry and customer having to pay the premium of shopping in chain stored with air conditioning and other unnecessary facilities.
New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously featured here) recently traveled to Hawaii where he created more of his awesome abstract, geometric sandcastles. They’re an impressive and tantalizing distraction for those of us still surrounded by wintry weather.
Click here to view more of Calvin Siebert’s recent sand sculptures.