New handheld scanners help ease checkout

Dominguez, Alex
July 2007
Marketing News;7/15/2007, Vol. 41 Issue 12, p34
Trade Publication
This article looks at handheld scanners in grocery stores that allow clients to scan items as they pull them from the shelves and pay for the groceries on the way out thus eliminating lines at cash registers and bagging stations. Personal scanners are more popular in Europe but are beginning to catch on in the U.S. The major advantage is not only reduced lines but knowing how much one is spending as shopping progresses.


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