Self-Checkout Supermarket News
From EatThis August 17th
When it comes to checking out at the grocery store, most places allow customers the choice between a self-checkout or a cashier lane. For a trip with a lot of items, the small area provided can be difficult when trying to scan them. At least until now.
Kroger has finally unveiled a solution for grocery shoppers with full baskets at self-checkout. America’s largest supermarket chain has been testing its new high-tech belted self-scanning service. While the old self-checkout lanes were small, these new lanes feature full, rolling belts—just like the ones the cashiers use.
The technology is expanding to 20 Cincinnati-area stores, as well as Dayton and Troy, in Ohio, and six locations in Kentucky, according to WCPO 9 News. And the grocer has plans for more locations this fall.
The belt will automatically move groceries down the lane, just like a traditional conveyor belt and employee scanning would. When the items get to the loading area a bagger will pack your products, according to Kroger’s Jenifer Moore. Essentially, shoppers only do their own scanning. But just in case you need them, cashiers won’t disappear.
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