Design on the Money

Auckland based Cabco Group Ltd is to provide hi-tech shopping carts for US retail giants Wal-Mart and H.E Butt. The Wal-Mart deal alone is expected to net the company $50 million per annum. The TV Cart is simultaneously a shopping trolley and a state-of-the-art entertainment system for kids, with an inbuilt LCD screen showing the latest children’s films and TV shows. The carts are also fitted with real-time monitoring devices, which allow maintenance issues to be resolved from NZ via the internet. Cabco Managing Director, Doug Bartlett, describes the TV Cart as “simple, quirky technology at the cutting edge.”


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Fix & Fogg Spreads to Houston

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