ShopRite grocery chain pilots in-aisle scanning app

ShopRite, a grocery chain with stores around Connecticut and New Jersey, has launched a pilot program to test the ShopRite Mobile Scan app, an in-aisle scanning system that allows shoppers to scan products with their mobile phones. In addition to...

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Outerwall moves ecoATM focus from malls to grocery stores

Outerwall posts a quaterly profit on core-business gains, with an expanded focus on ecoATM locations.

Are self-checkouts causing shopper frustration?

Shoppers are abandoning their shopping carts if they struggle with self-checkout, a new study finds.

In-aisle self-scanning enters the Middle East

A concept store in Abu Dhabi implements in-aisle scanning to go with the area's modernization project.

Motorola's imaging scanner looks to make a lasting impression (Video)

The company said its six-sided biopic imaging scanner is future-ready with smartphone integration and RFID.

NRF: Motorola's MP6000 bioptic imaging checkout

At this year's NRF show, representatives from Motorola were on hand to demonstrate the company's new multi-plane bioptic imager, the MP6000 scanner. According to Motorola, the scanner works at extremely high speed and accuracy rates, and works with damaged barcodes, as well as barcodes on plastic loyalty cards or a mobile phone screen.

NCR buys Retalix in $650 million cash deal

The world's largest supplier of ATMs acquires Retalix's retail software POS business to build its end-to-end offerings.

Virtual grocery kiosk taking off at London Airport

Virtual grocery kiosks allow passengers to fill their refrigerator before they get home.

NRF 2012: The 360-degree scanner evolves

At retail's Big Show, Wincor Nixdorf showed the lastest generation of its flagship self-checkout unit.

Checkout system ShelfX allows shoppers to skip lines

ShelfX will eliminate long lines and the need for cashiers, but how adoptable is the platform?

QThru demo: Self-checkout via mobile phone

QThru is a new shopping platform which allows consumers to shop and checkout without standing in line, scanning product as they move through the store.

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Slabb poised for continued growth in micro-market industry

Kiosk manufacturing firm Slabb Inc. said in a recent press release that it is experiencing continued growth in the micro-market industry through its supplier relationship with Avanti Markets. Slabb has been working with Avanti Markets since 2009, and has since...

Jewel-Osco puts an end to self-checkout

The northern Illinois grocery store chain Jewel-Osco is in the process of removing self-checkouts from its more than 170 store locations, according to a post on sj-r.com. Company spokesperson Allison Sperling said the change will take place throughout the next...

Russian locations of Globus hypermarkets to increase NCR self-checkouts

Globus, an international chain of hypermarkets in Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia, will deploy NCR SelfServ self-checkout kiosks in more of its Russian locations, according to a recent news release. After a successful introduction of the SelfServ checkout in...

Kiosk rewards recycling with coupons

SuperMax supermarkets in Puerto Rico have launched an in-store, kiosk-based coupon program that rewards shoppers with deals when they recycle newpapers, magazines and catalogs. Developed by REMAG, the kiosks are in three locations for a three-month trial period. They contain...

Turkey's largest retail chain wows shoppers with self-checkout

Shoppers at Turkey's Migros Türk supermarket chain are embracing self-checkout technology from NCR, according to an article from International Supermarket News. Erkin Yilmaz, assistant general manager of Migros Turk, said the new self-checkouts are so popular with customers that the...

Italy's Coop Group deploys self-scanning by Datalogic

The Italian consumer cooperative Coop Estense is rolling out a self-scanning shopping solution by Datalogic. The Coop Group deployed 600 Joya terminals and the Shopevolution software, according to the announcement from Datalogic. The self-scanning solution gives shoppers the ability to...

Asda pilots in-store kiosks, fulfillment lockers

Asda, Europe's version of Walmart, recently introduced self-service kiosks that allow shoppers to browse and order a wider range of its non-food products. The trial is taking place in 20 stores, according to a post on Retail Week. Asda is...

Fujitsu updates U-Scan self-checkout software

Fujitsu today announced its next generation of the U-Scan self checkout with features that the company said will benefit retailers in a competitive market. The Fujitsu U-Scan 4.7 improves on the existing U-Scan technology by adding customer personalization with support...

Hellman's rolls out high-tech Recipe Cart (Video)

The Hellman's mayonnaise brand took an innovative approach to product awareness with its recent high-tech supermarket campaign in Brazil — one that resulted in almost a 70 percent increase in sales, springwise.com reported. The company completed a month long deployment...

Municipal bill-payment kiosk goes live in Missouri grocery store

Missouri's Greene County Circuit Clerk's Office announced the deployment of a bill-payment kiosk to give expanded access to citizens needing to settle debts to the court. The kiosk is accessible seven days a week at a local Price Cutter grocery...

Supermarket chain taps Ping HD digital signage to improve shopping experience

When the Philadelphia-based supermarket chain The Fresh Grocer opened its first New Jersey store, near the campus of Rutgers University, it wanted to upgrade the shopping experience while retaining the "fresh, marketplace" appearance of its other stores. The company asked...

Tesco installs Cummins Allison coin-counting kiosks

Cummins Allison today announced that the U.K grocery chain Tesco has installed more than 15 Money Machine self-service coin counters in its Superstores and Metro stores. As part of a targeted rollout of approximately 50 units, the Cummins Allison coin...

NCR Mobile Shopper goes live in Wis. grocery store

A small-scale grocery chain has gotten a high-tech checkout makeover with the help of NCR's Mobile Shopper. Wisconsin-based Woodman's Food Markets announced today that the self-checkout system and application successfully went live on Jan.

Smartphone self-checkout app launched by QThru

QThru, a mobile point-of-sale platform that enables consumers to shop, scan and check out using their smartphones, announced today the launch of its mobile app for iOS and Android. The QThru app allows shoppers to skip checkout lines and make...

Self-checkout, good and bad, can leave a lasting impression

Implementing grocery self-checkouts is a lofty decision for stores. An article from jsonline.com explained that the final impression shoppers take away from a self-checkout experience can either be a draw or a deal-breaker in terms of return customers. Here's an...

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