Energy economist, Gürcan Gülen says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. The worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. (*ENCORE)
Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 12:33 pm
Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.
Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.
Central Waco doesn’t have many grocery stores. Over the past year, three major grocery stores have shut their doors in Waco. It’s part of a trend of grocery stores moving out of neighborhoods and into larger facilities where they can access more customers.