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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Albertsons Testing Go Style No Checkout

The idea continues to spread.  Will we ultimately be keeping our chard cards in our pockets?

Albertsons to Pilot Amazon Go-Style Technology in Stores, at Gas Pumps

Albertsons Cos. could be the next U.S. food retailer to roll out checkout-free technology similar to Amazon Go’s “just walk out” system, business journal BoiseDev.com reported, citing information from a presentation last week.

Specifically, Shane Sampson, chief marketing and merchandising officer of the Boise, Idaho-based retailer, said the retailer is experimenting with “Amazon Go-like technology” specifically for use with a “limited set of products, like Plated” meal kits and other prepared offerings. Customers would be able to grab what they want and leave the store without having to scan a barcode or go through traditional checkout. ...

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