Target wants to let customers drink beer and wine while they shop

  • metta

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    Nov 06, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    TARGET WANTS TO LET CUSTOMERS DRINK BEER AND WINE WHILE THEY SHOP


    https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/target-wants-to-let-customers-drink-beer-and-wine-while-they-shop
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    Nov 06, 2015 5:40 AM GMT
    metta saidTARGET WANTS TO LET CUSTOMERS DRINK BEER AND WINE WHILE THEY SHOP


    https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/target-wants-to-let-customers-drink-beer-and-wine-while-they-shop


    You oughtta hear me whine when I shop. I hate it.

    Now, the new Columbus 450,000 sq ft Ikea with Swedish meatballs, now we're talking.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 06, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    metta saidTARGET WANTS TO LET CUSTOMERS DRINK BEER AND WINE WHILE THEY SHOP


    https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/target-wants-to-let-customers-drink-beer-and-wine-while-they-shop
    Well I am sure that the fanatical MADD group will love Target for this proposal.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 06, 2015 1:38 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    You oughtta hear me whine when I shop. I hate it.

    Now, the new Columbus 450,000 sq ft Ikea with Swedish meatballs, now we're talking.

    I hate most modern shopping, too. The crowds, the trashy people, the coarseness of the entire experience. A lot different today from my childhood, or even 40 years ago. When people dressed before they stepped outside their houses, and behaved well in public, rather than vying to be featured in "The People of Walmart".

    What I do like is browsing a quiet hardware store. Privately owned, not some giant national home improvement chain place. That are sorta like a Walmart with a lumber section. icon_razz.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Nov 06, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
    I think this is brilliant, and I am surprised that it hasn't happened sooner. Alcohol impairs judgment, so after a glass or two of wine, just imagine how many impulse buys will be made that otherwise would not!
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    Nov 06, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    I need a few drinks to make shopping tolerable. Hate it!
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    Nov 06, 2015 3:50 PM GMT
    It happens in bars all the time - people drink while shopping for their next piece of ass.
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    Nov 06, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    Really great - the low lifes go even lower!
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    Nov 06, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
    Lots of businesses could benefit from an open bar. How about funeral homes? You stand in line 90 minutes to spend 15 seconds expressing your condolences to the widow. Alcohol out front could liven things up (no pun intended). Or church. Church can be so solemn and boring. Make those tiny communion cups red Solo cups and now we're talking. A lot more people would come to church.
  • Buddha

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    Nov 06, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    Man that'd be amazing. I'm not even kidding when I'm saying that I wouldn't mind being able to buy alcohol everywhere. I'm kind of jealous of America, or well the rest of the world, where you can buy alcohol in supermarkets.
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    Nov 06, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    freedomisntfree said
    You oughtta hear me whine when I shop. I hate it.

    Now, the new Columbus 450,000 sq ft Ikea with Swedish meatballs, now we're talking.

    I hate most modern shopping, too. The crowds, the trashy people, the coarseness of the entire experience. A lot different today from my childhood, or even 40 years ago. When people dressed before they stepped outside their houses, and behaved well in public, rather than vying to be featured in "The People of Walmart".

    What I do like is browsing a quiet hardware store. Privately owned, not some giant national home improvement chain place. That are sorta like a Walmart with a lumber section. icon_razz.gif


    Since I got this house and had to start from scratch, I know just about everyone in the Homo Depots, Menards, furniture, antique stores, etc., that I use. I have a great time with the folks who work there, but clothes shopping is what I really hate. True, I make the best out of wherever I need to be, but shopping is not my thing.
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    Nov 06, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    Wouldn't that make the store liable for every drunk driving accident in the surrounding area?

    I just can't imagine how this could be considered a good idea.

    Maybe they are thinking about the future of in-person shopping, but in the trashiest, low-class way possible.

    If on-line ordering and fast home delivery are the future, what will draw people to physical stores? Some kind of social experience and entertainment value, I suppose.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 06, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    a happy drunk is a happy shopper

    a mean drunk, not so much
  • Antarktis

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    Nov 06, 2015 7:14 PM GMT
    They'll change their minds when the home d├ęcor section is covered in red wine from sloppy drunks and mothers trying to corral their brats.
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Nov 06, 2015 7:45 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidIt happens in bars all the time - people drink while shopping for their next piece of ass.
    HAH!!!icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 07, 2015 2:03 AM GMT
    Buddha saidMan that'd be amazing. I'm not even kidding when I'm saying that I wouldn't mind being able to buy alcohol everywhere. I'm kind of jealous of America, or well the rest of the world, where you can buy alcohol in supermarkets.



    WHAT?! I thought Sweden was a utopia. That what we're told here.
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    Nov 08, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    Because no one in their right mind would buy their tacky shit?
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    Nov 08, 2015 5:03 AM GMT
    I think it sounds fun. Experience it before you judge. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 09, 2015 7:37 PM GMT
    Considering how much money retailers make on the sale of alcohol of any kind, it would mean more money to Target's bottom line. But I can foresee a lot of beer cans left everywhere in the store (and kids finishing off the almost empty cans).
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    Nov 09, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Buddha saidMan that'd be amazing. I'm not even kidding when I'm saying that I wouldn't mind being able to buy alcohol everywhere. I'm kind of jealous of America, or well the rest of the world, where you can buy alcohol in supermarkets.


    Alcohol might be harder to get in Sweden, but it would seem that it is not so difficult to obtain, that drinking alcohol is discouraged - given the relatively high rate of alcoholism in the country (based on readings over the years). Norway and Iceland, also. (Not saying the cultures are identical - although similar)