How self-checkout kiosks may be making Americans lonelier

By Adriana Diaz Source: New York Post They may be in the market for friends. While many Americans have become accustomed to scanning their groceries while wearing headphones, this practice may be contributing to the loneliness epidemic. Self-checkouts account for nearly 40% of pay lanes at US grocery chains, according [...]

2023-09-06T11:22:45-07:00August 29th, 2023|Tags: |

An Ode to Checkout Counter Small Talk

By Bettina Makalintal Source: Eater There are many reasons to be skeptical about the continued rise of self-checkout, primarily the loss of jobs as stores cut cashiers (the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10 percent decline from 2021 to 2031). But a new report in the Los [...]

2023-09-07T10:45:25-07:00August 29th, 2023|Tags: , |

How grocers are deterring theft at self-checkout

By Peyton Bigora and Sam Silverstein Source: Grocery Dive Strategically mounted just above the self-checkout stations in a Harris Teeter location in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a fleet of smart video cameras is bent on ensuring that shoppers don’t leave the store without paying for every product they have in their cart. [...]

2023-08-18T16:09:44-07:00August 15th, 2023|Tags: , |

Walmart now targeting self-checkout with ads

By Bill Wilson Source: Supermarket News Walmart is rolling out a new ad strategy that leans into third party ads placed in the self-checkout aisle and TV aisles. The retailer will use screens in self-checkout areas and TV aisles, radio ads over its in-store audio network, and demo stations — [...]

2023-08-03T23:57:56-07:00August 3rd, 2023|Tags: , |

As more retailers turn to tech, Macy’s store employees score victory in challenging self-checkout in mobile app

Source: Stumble Roblox When Macy's introduced a self-checkout option in its mobile app in 2018, the department store bragged about how shoppers could peruse stores without having to wait in line to pay. However, for several store employees, that raised red flags, raising fears that it might endanger their [...]

2023-02-13T19:34:27-08:00February 13th, 2023|Tags: , , |

More Self-Checkout Is Coming, No Matter How Much You Hate It

By Rachel Wolfe Source: The Wall Street Journal The self-checkout line can drive shoppers nuts, from frustrations looking up produce to accidental double-scans. In Chattanooga, Tenn., a flustered self-checkout experience and subsequent failure to double-bag led Tim Connon to lose half his Thanksgiving groceries to the parking-lot asphalt. “There’s a [...]

2022-09-23T23:12:25-07:00September 23rd, 2022|Tags: |
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