10 Business August 1 2022 | World and Press Apple discontinues its last iPod model TECHNOLOGY It is the end of an era. By Mark Gurman Tesco’s New Malden supermarket, which will be the test site for in-store office space. | Photo: Getty Images Tesco pilots in-store flexible office space RETAIL The supermarket chain trials a new way of exploiting redundant square footage. mit Audiodatei und By Sarah Butler 1 CLIENT MEETINGSand emails could be picked up alongside a pint of milk and a box of eggs under a new deal between Tesco and flexible office operator IWG. From later this month, the owner of office operator Regus is to test out a 3,800 sq ft flexible working area within Tesco’s New Malden supermarket, with room for 12 private desks, 30 co-working spaces, and a meeting room. 2 The tie-up emerges as supermarkets look for new ways to fill space in stores where they once sold electrical goods, music, or films now largely bought digitally. It is thought likely that Tesco will open more flexible office space if the idea proves popular. 3 Louise Goodland, head of strategic partnerships at Tesco, said: “We are pleased to be working with IWG to offer customers the chance to work more flexibly from their local Tesco. We are always looking to serve our customers and communities better and we will be interested to see how they respond to this new opportunity.” Übungsmaterial 0 – 2 TO PILOT; s.w.u. to trial “"traI´l‘ testen — retail Einzelhandel — to exploit nutzen — redundant “rI"dønd´nt‘ ungenutzt — square footage “"fUtIdZ‘ Fläche — client meeting Kundengespräch — operator Betreiber; s.w.u. to operate betreiben — 3,800 square feet ca. 353,2 m 2 — tie-up Zus.arbeit — electrical goods Elektrogeräte 3 – 5 strategic partnership strategische Partnerschaft — venture “"ventS´‘ Unternehmen — parcel locker Paketstation — the likes of … h.: Unternehmen wie … — to spring up entstehen; aus dem Boden schießen — to spur 4 The office venture, called Spaces, will join other Tesco partners including sports equipment seller Decathlon, Pets at Home, InPost parcel lockers, Holland & Barrett health food stores, and the likes of Timpson and Vision Express, which have sprung up to fill spare supermarket space. 5 The deal also reflects a boom in flexible working space spurred on by months of pandemic restrictions that forced businesses to get more comfortable with allowing employees to work from home or elsewhere. Facilities are springing up on local high streets and in redundant space in shopping centres, cinemas, and airports as many businesses downsize their permanent office space permanently and allow workers to dial in from somewhere handier. … 6 As much as 30% of the UK office market could be made up of flexible space by 2030, according to property advisory firm JLL, compared with far less than 10% at present. 7 Research by IWG found that 72% of workers would prefer the ability to work flexibly, over returning to the office five days a week. Mark Dixon, the founder and chief executive of IWG, said: “People don’t want to spend hours commuting every day and instead want to live and work in their local communities. A Tesco Extra in a suburban location, in the middle of a vibrant local community, is the perfect location for flexible office space. New locations in suburban areas will transform communities and are a response to the growing demand we are seeing from customers who want to live and work locally.” 8 IWG, which operates about 300 offices in the UK, is set to open neighbourhood working spaces in Twickenham, Sutton, and the revamped Battersea Power Station, all in London this year. Upmarket rival Fora, which has 14 locations, is planning six more and is planning to merge with The Office Group, which operates from 44 buildings and has six more under construction. © 2022 Guardian News and Media Ltd on “sp‰…‘ verstärken — restriction Beschränkung — high street Haupteinkaufsstraße — to downsize verkleinern — to dial in s. einwählen — handy in der Nähe 6 – 8 property advisory firm “´d"vaIz´ri‘ Immobilienberatungsunternehmen — founder Gründer(in) — chief executive “Æ-Ig"zekj´tIv‘ Firmenchef(in) — to commute “k´"mju…t‘ pendeln — suburban … “s´"b‰…b´n‘ … am Stadtrand — vibrant “"vaIbr´nt‘ lebendig — to be set to do tun werden — neighbourhood Stadtteil- — to revamp umgestalten — power station Kraftwerk — upmarket … … der gehobenen Preisklasse — to merge “m‰…dZ‘ fusionieren 1 APPLE Inc.’s iPod, a groundbreaking device that upended the music and electronics industries more than two decades ago, is no more. The company announced Tuesday that it would discontinue the iPod Touch, the last remnant of a product line that first went on sale in October 2001. The touch-screen model, which launched in 2007, will remain on sale until supplies run out. 2 Apple released dozens of versions of the iPod over the years, but the product was gradually eclipsed by its other devices, especially the iPhone. That led the company to begin phasing out models in 2014. At the time, the company stopped making the iPod classic, a version with a click wheel and small screen that was most similar to the original version. In 2017, Apple stopped making its smallest music players, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle. 3 The iPod Touch – popular as a cheaper alternative to the iPhone – held on a few more years. The device was last updated in 2019 and cost 9. Compare that with the cheapest iPhone in Apple’s portfolio: the SE, which costs 9. 4 But with so many other ways to get music, Apple no longer sees the product as necessary. “We’ve integrated an incredible music experience across all of our products, from the iPhone to the Apple Watch to HomePod The previously discontinued iPod classic. | Photo: Getty Images mini, and across Mac, iPad, and Apple TV,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. 5 Introduced by Steve Jobs, the iPod was credited with helping to turn Apple from a nearly bankrupt company to an eventual trillion behemoth. The iPod set the stage for the development of the iPhone, iPad, and AirPods – products that now make up most of Apple’s revenue. übungsmaterial © 2022 Bloomberg L.P. 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World and Press | August 1 2022 Need a Big Mac out on the tundra? There’s an app (and a plane) for that. FOOD DELIVERY With the help of bush pilots, residents of remote Alaskan villages are increasingly using food-delivery services. mit Audiodatei und By Victoria Petersen 1 ROBERT GOLIKEsaid he feels like the world’s most expensive food-delivery driver – but that’s probably because he uses a Cessna. On a recent morning, Golike, a pilot for Alaska Air Transit, was on the tarmac of Merrill Field, loading up a nine-seater plane with mail, produce, and diapers, among other freight. He was set to fly those essentials to the Upper Kuskokwim region, more than 200 miles away. 2 But also on board was perhaps the most eagerly anticipated cargo: two DoorDash orders. One was steak tacos and churros from Pedro’s Mexican Grill in Anchorage, and the other an array of Chinese takeout classics from Famous Wok, including lo mein, beef broccoli, and General Tso’s chicken. Awaiting the delivery on the other end were Natalia Navarro and her family, who look forward to their “city food” fixes with relish. “You can order anything you want,” Navarro said. “And once you get it, you really, really savor it.” 3 But before they could dig in, the pilot had to ferry the order on the long air journey over the silty waters of Cook Inlet, the craggy snow-covered peaks of the Alaska Range, and the lake-pocked terrain near the airstrip in Nikolai where he would land. There, the box of food (only slightly crushed) was passed on to Navarro, who works as a health aide at the village’s clinic. There are no grocery stores or restaurants in that community of fewer than 100 people, so once or twice a month her family orders from DoorDash to break the monotony of chicken- and moose-based soups and stews. 4 After microwaving their order, which had been delivered to the Anchorage airport the Übungsmaterial App-based delivery services are making it easier for rural Alaskans to order their favorite takeout foods. | Photo: Kerry Tasker/The New York Times Robert Golike (right), a pilot at Alaska Air Transit, brings essentials to people living in remote areas of Alaska. Right: In Nikolai, people from the village help the pilot unload supplies onto snowmobiles. | Photos: Brian Adams/The New York Times previous afternoon, Navarro and her family dug in. It wasn’t quite the same as eating city food in a city, she said, “but it’s kind of nice to have the option to have something like that sent out. It’s not hot. It’s not fresh. But at the same time, it has the flavor you’re wanting.” 5 To satisfy such cravings, an intricate supply chain of delivery drivers, airline office employees, and pilots helps take a taste of the city to bush and tundra. Alaska Air Transit is one of dozens of small regional airlines flying people and cargo to hundreds of remote communities across Alaska – everyday essentials like Netflix DVDs, outdoor gear, and groceries, but also pizzas, Big Macs, and tightly wrapped containers of pho. 6 Supanika Ordonez said that five years ago, when she lived in Fort Yukon – a village just north of the Arctic Circle, along the Yukon River – it was a thrill to get pizza from Fairbanks, 140 miles away. There was nowhere to go out to eat in Fort Yukon, and only one small village store. A few times she added an airport delivery from Pizza Hut (whose food kept best on the plane trip) to her monthly order of groceries. At the time, she said the only delivery options to the airport were pizza and Chinese food. “I craved other stuff, but they didn’t have Business 11 DoorDash back then,” Ordonez, 35, said. 7 Today, with the ubiquity of food-delivery services, people living in places with no restaurants or grocery stores have access to all the cuisines the nearest city has to offer. When Golike, 38, travels to locations in Prince William Sound, delivery-food orders are on nearly every flight. “KFC is the biggest one I see,” he said. … 8 Most of the airlines will stop in a remote community only if a passenger is coming or going. When that happens, people in the village know they should ready orders with DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or a local expediter – someone who runs odd jobs for people. From there, the food-delivery driver will pick up the order and take it directly to the airline. Depending on the destination, the weight of the food, and the space available on the flight, rural Alaskans can expect to pay to just to get their food to the plane. 9 The takeout-by-plane business is so brisk that in June 2020, Kristen Taylor bought an Anchorage franchise of the chain restaurant Papa Murphy’s and quickly set up a second business, Alaska Sky Pie, which arranges the shipping of frozen pizzas, cakes, and party decorations all over Alaska. Through contracts with several airlines in Anchorage, she said she can ship pizzas to “pretty much any village” for less than a 16-inch pie. With ten pizzas, shipping is free. 10 In the summer, when many Alaskans are busy fishing, hunting, and foraging food for winter, she sends out 25 to 50 pizzas a week. Business picks up in fall and winter, to several hundred pizzas a day. Taylor estimates that she sends 7,500 pizzas a year to remote parts of Alaska, for occasions such as birthdays, graduations, funerals, weddings, and proms. “I have a strong respect for the struggles that the bush has,” she said. She has been especially touched by the notes she gets from families who order her pizzas, including one she said she received from a girl in Arctic Village. “I’ve seen a pizza on TV, but I’ve never had one before.” © 2022 The New York Times Company This article originally appeared in The New York Times. 0 – 1 CESSNA Flugzeugtyp — tarmac Rollfeld — nine-seater … … mit neun Sitzplätzen — produce “"prÅdju…s‘ Lebensmittel — diaper “"daIp´‘ Windel — freight “freIt‘; s.w.u. cargo Fracht — to be set to do tun sollen — essentials “I"senS´lz‘ lebensnotwendige Dinge 2 eagerly anticipated “œn"tIsIpeItId‘ sehnlich erwartet — Anchorage “"œNk´rIdZ‘ — an array of “´"reI‘ e-e Reihe von — takeout (AE) Essen zum Mitnehmen — fix (coll) etw., das jd. sehr begehrt — relish “"relIS‘ große Freude — to savor “"seIv´‘ genießen 3 to dig in (coll) zulangen — to ferry befördern — silty schlickig — inlet; s.w.u. sound Meeresarm — craggy schroff — Alaska Range Alaskakette — lake-pocked von Seen übersät — airstrip Landebahn — health aide Pflegekraft — moose Elch — stew Eintopf 4 – 6 to microwave in der Mikrowelle aufwärmen — cravings “"kreIvINz‘ Gelüste; s.w.u. to crave s.th. s. nach etw. sehnen — intricate “"IntrIk´t‘ komplex — supply chain Lieferkette — gear Ausrüstung — Arctic Circle nördl. 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