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US commuter station offers virtual supermarket

US on-line grocer Peapod has turned a busy Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) L station at State and Lake Streets into a virtual supermarket aisle, enabling commuters to use their smartphones to scan and buy any of 70 regularly-bought items.

Appearing overnight on formerly blank walls, 2.13m-high virtual shelves line both sides of a 18.3m-long pedestrian tunnel, filled with images of everyday items. Android and iPhone users can download a free Peapod mobile barcode scanner app from a section of...

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