Shopping with the Virgin Mary is a collection of small vignettes, not only about shopping, (even though shopping experiences are sprinkled throughout) but the authors growing relationship, knowledge, and understanding of Mary. Her relationship with the Virgin started off, embarrassingly, in the most benign and superficial of ways. She asked Mary to go shopping with and from that one simple request, came a slow and joyful journey of finding her in daily life. Whether she is approved by one church, local official, law enforcement group, psychiatrist, medium or Boy Scout troop seems to make no difference to Mary. She just keeps showing up whenever and wherever she is needed - to Catholics, Protestants, Pagans, Agnostics, Atheists, Aunt Harriet or Cousin Ed . . . there she is. Poof! The most important is that the holy is available to us everywhere: in large cathedrals, on majestic mountains, and in our own backyards. They are here, not just for the pious or religiously good either, but for each and every one of us . . . if we but ask.
n the future, shopping will be greatly influenced by a combination of localization issues, mobile internet at the point of sale, and use of social networks. This book focuses on the ‘SoLoMo synergies’ that arise from this paradigm shift in fut
Are you addicted to shopping? Do you find it hard to go out for lunch without dropping in to the local shopping facility? Are your debts spiralling out of control because of the number of unneeded items you purchase on a weekly basis? Have others called you a shopaholic? Do you deny the fact that your habit is now becoming a problem within your life? Within this Hypnosis Audio Programme, Benjamin Bonetti, Celebrity Hypnotist and International Bestseller works to establish the cause of the addiction and uses the latest in his reprogramming techniques to re-code the strategies that you would normally take, re-aligning your mind to a lifestyle of alternative and controlled spending.Benjamin Bonetti´s self-help tools have changed the lives of thousands of people around the world, offering simple solutions for lasting change. Over the years, the Benjamin Bonetti range has been described by its users as ´Dynamic, Positive, Intelligent, Functional, Fun, Energetic and Interactive.´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin P Bonetti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/benb/000018de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Within the past 40 years, shopping centres have increasingly formed the European cityscape and gained in importance, not only from an architectural and urban planning perspective, but also from an economic and social point of view. Owing to its rising significance, the European shopping centre necessitates an analytic statement on the part of architectural research. By comparing the shopping centre sector of a selection of countries, this pilot project offers a holistic approach to a better understanding of the shopping centre´s role in the architecture of our cities and the urban structure of our countries. The project is organised in a top-down structure and subdivided in three research levels. Beginning with the survey of two European countries and their 1,616 shopping centres on the first level, the focus shifts towards a selection of 40 sector-relevant cities with 645 shopping centres on a second level, before focusing on eight cities with 124 shopping centres on the third and final level. The deductive analysis of a rising number of basic key features on every research level aims to evidence the constants and variables of the building type. The constants outline the essential basic properties that are considered indispensable for the efficiency of a shopping centre. Again, the variables show the adaptation of these basic key features to the various local conditions and particularities, allowing conclusions in terms of their adaptation, improvement, difficulties, and opportunities. Together, the outcomes of the three research levels assemble a detailed overall picture of the shopping centre sector from the perspective of architecture and urban development, leading to a general characterisation of the building type in the selected countries. From a scientific perspective, the study offers a methodology and basis of comparison for the evaluation of other European countries while, from a practical perspective, the findings can be used as recommendations for future shopping centre projects.
A fast, easy, effective way to learn the French you need while shopping! The Savvy Traveler is the ideal method to learn the French vocabulary you need to be a knowledgeable shopper and experience the fun and adventure of shopping in France or other French-speaking countries. Whether you´re visiting an elegant boutique, a pharmacy, a country market filled with local cheeses, or the glamorous salon of a famous couturier, you´ll know the appropriate words and phrases to communicate easily and effectively. You´ll be able to find the right store for the right item for the right price when you use Savvy Traveler. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Savvy Traveler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010982de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aufgegebene Ladengeschäfte, verödete Innenstädte - glaubt man den gängigen Schreckensszenarien, so ist der Einzelhandel im E-Commerce-Zeitalter dem Untergang geweiht. Wer so argumentiert, vergisst allerdings die Konsumenten: Sie wollen auch in Zukunft nicht auf den Einkauf vor Ort verzichten, sondern weiterhin regelmäßige Shopping-Bummel unternehmen. Der Einzelhandel ist kein Auslaufmodell - vorausgesetzt er stellt sich auf die veränderten Kundenbedürfnisse ein. Denn ohne Online geht es nicht. Zwar gibt es für die Verbindung von stationärem Handel und E-Commerce kein Patentrezept, doch zeigen Local Heroes schon heute, wie der kanalübergreifende Handel der Zukunft aussieht: Dieses Buch zeigt praxisnah 25 Beispiele deutscher Händler, die durch On-/Offline-Integration einen einzigartigen Kundennutzen schaffen. Lassen Sie sich inspirieren und finden auch Sie Ihren Weg in die grenzenlose Zukunft des Handels! Matthias Hell beschäftigt sich seit vielen Jahren als Journalist, E-Commerce-Experte und Buchautor mit der Zukunft des Einzelhandels. Seine Beiträge erscheinen in renommierten Fachzeitschriften sowie auf einflussreichen E-Commerce-Blogs. Der promovierte Politologe ist ein begeisterter Online-Shopper, stöbert aber auch mit Leidenschaft in seinen Lieblingsgeschäften in seiner Heimatstadt München.
n the future, shopping will be greatly influenced by a combination of localization issues, mobile internet at the point of sale, and use of social networks. This book focuses on the SoLoMo synergies that arise from this paradigm shift in future shopping, which also promises new and effective marketing options for traditional retailers. It also reflects the current status of research and business practice, analyzing the basic factors of SoLoMo in detail. The importance of Location-based Services (LBS) is elaborated and analyzed in an empirical study using a market based case of kaufDA - a leading German online shopping network. The evidence shows that customers see LBS as an attractive tool and are prepared to change their buying behavior. Though LBS is still in its early stages and its professional longevity remains to be seen, it also promises tremendous potential for the future. Dr. Gerrit Heinemann is currently a Professor of Business Administration, Management and Commerce, and Head of the eWeb Research Center at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. Christian Gaiser is CEO of Bonial International Group, the global alliance of companies in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Russia and Brazil providing location-based services to retailers, manufacturers and consumers.
A bad deal for Mrs. Frugalicious. When Maddie Michaels, AKA Mrs. Frugalicious, is invited to take a local news crew with her on a Black Friday shopping expedition, she’s excited to show viewers at home how to score the season’s best savings. Despite a negative comment from Contrary Claire - the sole naysayer in her growing Frugarmy - Maddie is hopeful her first TV appearance will be a bargain-savvy success. But Black Friday eve takes a bleak turn when a shopper is crushed beneath a pallet of toasters. After learning that the victim could be Contrary Claire, it becomes clear that Claire has made more than one enemy. Maddie finds herself dealing once again with a murder investigation. Will she catch the killer before someone else is slashed like a sale price? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011866de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We will share with you tips and suggestions on how to enjoy your days in paradise as a budget-minded traveler . For over 20 years, we have traveled to Kauai in many capacities: as single folks, celebrating milestone birthdays and engagements, with infants/toddlers, young children, with tweens/teens, and even in large group family reunions. Anybody can pull out a credit card now and suffer later. You can enjoy all the island has to offer within a reasonable budget! Specifically, you will learn up-to-date FREE or CHEAP ideas straight from the ultimate cheapskate, my husband, Willi-Willi Laska: Activities - Do I have to spend $100/person per day for entertainment? NO, YOU DO NOT! Dining - I want to eat local cuisine, but not spend my entire paycheck! Transportation - How can I get free airline tickets to Kauai? REALLY? Shopping - Where can I buy the best/least expensive/original souvenirs? Accommodations - How can I stay at oceanfront properties, but at super discounted prices? Entertainment - Suggestions for enjoying the music, outdoor beauty, and hawaiian culture for free or cheap! Maybe you want to save a chunk of change to splurge on a helicopter ride or a five star dinner once during your trip? Or perhaps you blew your budget just getting to Kauai and have little leftover? Either way, we promise you will enjoy the island without maxing out your credit card. Here are some examples of secrets and tips we share in the book: Enjoy free Polynesian dancing performances FREE plane tickets to Kauai! Listen for free to local musicians Bring home souvenirs for a fraction of the listed price FREE nights stay at four and five star oceanfront hotels in Kauai Save huge amounts of money for big ticket activities Experience the same resorts and beaches as movie stars Dine in the fanciest restaurants for a portion of the cost as other diners Explore the island like a local Know what activities are worth your time and budget, and which ones to pass over We want you to enjoy the trip of a lifetime without following the herds of tourists from one overpriced activity to the next. Kauai Cheap Vacations will describe in detail how to access unique experiences that are either free or at a reasonable cost. Mahalo!
This book describes practices used on farms and in farmers markets selling foods directly to consumers in U.S. and international markets. It identifies hazards associated with those practices that could put consumers at increased risk for foodborne illness. It also provides tools for identifying hazards on farms and in markets and guidance for establishing food-safe markets. The local food movement, inspired by initiatives such as the USDAs Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food; Farm to School; Farm to Pre-school; and The Peoples Garden, is sweeping the country. Nowhere is this interest more evident than at farmers markets. The number of farmers markets has increased almost 400% since the early 1990s, with over 8,600 farmers markets listed in the USDAs market directory in 2016. Many of the customers for local markets are senior adults, people who may have health concerns, and mothers with young children shopping for foods they perceive to be healthier and safer than those available in grocery stores. This means that many of the customers may be in population groups that are most at risk for foodborne illness and the serious complications that can result. In surveys, however, farmers selling directly to consumers self-reported practices that could increase risk for foodborne illnesses. These included use of raw manure as fertilizer without appropriate waiting periods between application and harvest, as outlined in the National Organic Program, a lack of sanitation training for farm workers handling produce, a lack of proper cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces that come in contact with produce, and use of untested surface water for rinsing produce before taking it to market. Surveys of market managers found that many had limited experience and most had no food safety plans for their markets. Observational studies in markets have corroborated self-reported practices that could increase foodborne illness risks, including lack of handwashing, lack of access to well-maintained toilet and handwashing facilities, use of materials that cannot be cleaned and sanitized appropriately, and lack of temperature control for foods that must have time and temperature controlled for safety. These potential food safety risks are not only seen in U.S. farmers markets, but also have been identified in international markets. This book is unique in that it provides evidence-based information about food safety hazards and potential risks associated with farmers markets. It presents an overview of farm and market practices and offers guidance for enhancing food safety on farms and in markets for educators, farmers, producers, vendors and market managers. Dr. Judy A. Harrison is a Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia (UGA) where she has been named a Walter Bernard Hill Fellow for distinguished achievement in public service and outreach. Serving as a food safety specialist for UGA Cooperative Extension, she has provided 25 years of food safety education for a variety of audiences across the food system. Dr. Judy A. Harrison is a Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Georgia (UGA) where she has been named a Walter Bernard Hill Fellow for distinguished achievement in public service and outreach. She obtained her B.S. in Secondary Education-Biology from Tennessee Technological University, her M.S. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Tennessee and her Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Georgia. Serving as a food safety specialist for UGA Cooperative Extension, she has provided 25 years of food safety education for a variety of audiences across the food system. She has developed, implemented and evaluated food safety education for adult consumers and youth audiences; child care providers; school nutrition and restaurant personnel; food business personnel; and farmers and farmers market managers. She has developed educational curriculum packages that have been used nationally and internationally. Her educational programs have been recognized with awards from the media industry and three food safety awards from the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences. She was awarded the 2016 NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award for Training and Education and the 2017 Elmer Marth Educator Award from the International Association for Food Protection. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Food Safety Education