The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Supermarkets fighting losing battle with China's e-commerce

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-03-17

A dying mode of grocery shopping. (Photo/CNS)

The growing popularity of e-commerce has now taken up competition even with traditional supermarkets, whose annual gross margins have posted annualized declines in China, according to the Party-run Beijing Youth Daily.

A woman surnamed Sun said her trips to the supermarket have decreased after becoming used to placing orders online for commodities, such as home appliances, clothing, books and food products, according to the report. The change in buying behavior, with fruits and daily necessities making their way to homes through e-commerce websites, has impacted the traditional physical retailer significantly. According to the semi-annual financial reports of public retail firms in 2013, at least 80% reported that they had incurred growing management costs and decreasing gross margins.

Official data show that the foreign supermarket in China has been in a crisis since 2012. The world's largest retailers — Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco — slowed down expansion in the mainland market by 27% in 2013, with all of them closing some of their respective branches. Wal-Mart shut down five, Carrefour two, and Tesco five.

Refrigerated and frozen products are being pushed to boost sales of traditional supermarkets and attract customers and because of their high gross margin. Frozen products are also more difficult and expensive to keep chilled during shipping.

Beijing-based Wumart Stores said sales of its refrigerated and frozen products registered two-digit percentage growth in 2013. In addition, a Wal-Mart executive pointed out that the retailer has established new distribution centers to attract new customers.

This has not stopped e-commerce companies from eyeing the frozen and fresh food sector. Another senior analyst is of the view that the revenue generated from fresh foods could touch 40% on average for e-commerce companies, with seafood and frozen meat reporting the highest revenue, followed by fruit.

China's internet giant Alibaba said its sales for fresh and agricultural products surged by 195% in 2013, with fruit, seafood and vegetables posting the largest growth.

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