Infotech How far should “quick trades” be regulated?

How far should “quick trades” be regulated?

Faster, always faster! City dwellers have seen everywhere the posters of “quick shops” praising home delivery of food or everyday products, initially promised in fifteen, even ten minutes. If the actors of this new market (Gorillas, Flink, Getir, Gopuff) no longer mention a duration, they continue to suggest an express arrival. An “everything, right away” offer, which may seem anachronistic at a time when overconsumption is accused of all evils. However, this activity, non-existent until recently but boosted by the Covid, is exploding. With an urban consequence: to meet the short deadlines, the “quick traders” must set up their warehouses, dark blinds closed to the public, from which myriads of delivery men buzz all day long. This, of course, arouses the ire of local residents and city officials.

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Emmanuel Grégoire, first deputy mayor of Paris, who estimates that there are a hundred dark blinds in the capital (a precise count is difficult), tells us that 45 of them were the subject of reports of illegality, sent to the public prosecutor. In Paris, a room in which more than a third of the surface is allocated to storage has the status of warehouse: its authorization then depends on the local urban plan. This summer, a draft government decree envisages

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