some emergent markets

frozen world by jhuang
July 12, 2010, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Paris | Tags: ,

As we wandered the streets of Paris, one store kept appearing: Picard Surgelés.  The store specializes only in frozen “gourmet” edibles.  It is actually known to have decent food…we are certainly curious.

So, here is a map with all of their locations in Paris [red] and just some of the roving markets [blue].  Is there a relationship?


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The Picards (red) seem to be located mostly in the suburbs, where there are fewer roving markets (blue) for surburbanites to visit. I was tempted to conclude that people buy from Picards the frozen versions of the foods that people living closer to the city center buy at roving markets. But maybe these institutions just cater to different customers? Here’s more than you wanted to know about Picards.

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[…] 5:48 pm Filed under: Paris | Tags: grasshopper, network, parametrics, Paris, urban patterns My earlier post mentioned the abundance of Picard Surgelés all over Paris.  The question of relationships between […]

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