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Success Story: Line Free Mobile Checkout increases Customer Convenience

Colruyt Group deploys Solution at Spar Supermarkets and OKay Convenience Stores

FROM FutureProofcase-study
November 12, 2018

Self-Service App Deepens Customer Connections At Fairway Market

Some retailers worry that adopting a self-checkout solution will deprive them of a key point of contact with their customers.

FROM Retail Touchpointsnews
November 8, 2018

Mobile Checkout Gains Momentum in Europe

OKay convenience stores in Belgium allow customers to scan items and pay right from their smarthphones.

FROM Convenience Store Decisionsnews
November 2, 2018

Mobile Self-Checkout Not Just For Big Merchants

Many equate mobile self-checkout apps with big retailers like Amazon or Sam’s Club given the size of the technology investment required. But that’s not entirely the case, as the following Stores article reports on FutureProof Retail as an emerging player in this growing market.

FROM PaymentsJournalnews
November 1, 2018

FutureProof Retail brings online convenience to in-store shopping

Retailers have long looked for ways to improve the checkout process, but their disdain for long lines pales in comparison with how customers feel about standing around waiting to pay for their products. FutureProof Retail was launched to do something about it.

FROM Storesnews
October 29, 2018

FutureProof Retail Expands Into Office Micro-Markets Space

NYC Startup Leads Mobile Checkout in Micro-Markets Via Successful Implementation With Vancouver Office Snack Specialist "Natural Source'"

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October 3, 2018

5 ways grocers are elevating the store experience

From store-grown produce to a renewed emphasis on service counters, retailers are focusing on innovation as well as time-honored strategies to keep their stores relevant

FROM FoodDIVEnews
September 17, 2018

Mobile Self-Checkout Gains Another Merchant

Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).

FROM PaymentsJournalnews
August 23, 2018

FutureProof Retail Rolls Out Line-Free Mobile Checkout in OKay and OKay Compact

Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail (FPR) line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution also available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).

FROM NewsWire
August 22, 2018

The Top Four Reasons Self-Checkout Fails In Grocery

(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)

FROM The Shelby Reportnews
August 7, 2018

Fairway Market trials system to scan and pay by mobile app

Fairway Market in New York City is testing a new technology in its stores that allows customers to skip the checkout lines by using an app on their smartphone, Winsight Grocery Business reports.

FROM FoodDIVEnews
July 23, 2018

Inside Fairway's 'Line-Free' Mobile Shopping Test

New York’s Fairway Market has been quietly testing a new technology in stores that allows customers to shop using their mobile phones and skip checkout lines entirely.

How Retailers Can Achieve Mobile Shop-And-Pay Success

Retailers including Macy’s, Kroger’s, Walmart, Target, B.J’s Wholesale, Meijer, and Shoprite are racing to allow their customers to use mobile phones in stores to: shop, research products, check stock, and pay. Why the recent rush to install mobile shopping applications?

FROM Retail Systems Research
June 26, 2018

Belgium's Colruyt Group Trials Self-Scan Payment App

Belgian-based Colruyt Group has introduced a new self-scan app that enables customers to scan and pay for their purchases with their smartphones in selected Spar outlets.

FROM ESMnews
June 5, 2018

10 Best Retail Solution Providers - 2018

FutureProof Retail was selected by Xplorex IT magazine as one of the 10 best retail solution providers of 2018.

FROM xplorexiTnews
June 1, 2018

Mobile Self-scanning Line-free Checkout, Cowen’s Futureproof Interview + Video

OC hosted FutureProof Retail's Co-Founder and CEO, William Hogben, and Co-Founder
and President, Di Di Chan for a 25-minute video interview

FROM COWENnews
June 1, 2018

5 Ways Mobile Scan-and-Pay Benefits Grocers Beyond the Checkout Line

Mobile Scan-and-Pay technology offers many benefits to grocers beyond reduced labor costs.

FROM Progressive Grocer
May 22, 2018

Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

Amazon Go once again captured headlines a couple of weeks ago on a rumor that the e-commerce king is preparing to build more Go stores in Seattle and one in Los Angeles.

In turn, traditional retailers are thinking about how to combat one of Amazon Go's most attractive features: convenience.

FROM Mobile Payments Today
March 13, 2018

FutureProof Retail President Di Di Chan: Combine Your Strengths

Di Di Chan is cofounder and president of FutureProof Retail.

In this exclusive interview, Chan talks about time, trust, and maximizing your talent potential.

FROM TechNewsWorldnews
February 27, 2018

Spar Colruyt Group Tests Mobile Checkout

Colruyt Group is testing FutureProof Retail's market leading self-scanning mobile checkout solution in its Spar stores.

FROM Gondolanews
February 22, 2018

Spar will trial contact-free and cash register-free payments

Retail Partners Colruyt Group – Colruyt Group’s entrepreneurial division – is creating an app for Spar which allows customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for their own groceries.

FROM RetailDetailnews
February 22, 2018

Spar Experiments with Cashless Shops

In some Spar supermarkets customers will soon be able to shop without waiting in line.

FROM Het Nieuwsbladnews
February 22, 2018

More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles

Amazon's partly automated retail store, Amazon Go, debuted with a location in Seattle in January, but a new report suggests that expansion plans are already underway. "Multiple people familiar with the company’s plans" told Recode that Amazon could open as many as six new stores by the end of 2018.

FROM Ars Technica
February 22, 2018

Retail Partners Colruyt Group to Pilot With FutureProof Retail's Self-Scanning Mobile Checkout

Retail Partners Colruyt Group has engaged in a pilot project to deploy FPR’s line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution in test stores of its Spar Colruyt Group unit in Belgium in early 2018.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
February 20, 2018

Meet Us at NGA: FutureProof Retail Helps Independent Grocers Compete With Industry Giants

Amazon and Walmart are making headlines by introducing line-free grocery shopping this year. However, industry giants are not the only ones shaping the future of grocery retail.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
February 6, 2018

Fairway Market Introduces Mobile App Checkout

Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next-generation mobile app.

FROM Convenience Store Decisionsnews
January 23, 2018

What to expect from Amazon Go

After a yearlong delay, Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store opened in Seattle

FROM Supermarket News
January 22, 2018

Fairway Market Selects FutureProof Retail As Mobile Application Partner

Fairway Market has selected FutureProof Retail to power its next-generation mobile app.

FROM The Shelby Reportnews
January 17, 2018

Fairway Prepping Line-Free Checkout App

Fairway Market has chosen FutureProof Retail, a New York-based provider of line-free checkout, to power the upscale grocer’s next-generation mobile app. The app’s technology will enable shopppers to scan and pay for items on their phones, thereby avoiding the checkout line.

FROM Progressive Grocernews
January 15, 2018

Fairway Market selects FutureProof Retail as mobile app partner

Today, Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, announced that it has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next generation mobile app.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 13, 2018

See You at NRF: FutureProof Retail selected for Startup Meetup Program

FPR selected as the only line free shopping provider for NRF's Startup Meetup Program.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
January 13, 2018

Amazon Go's Grand Opening May Be Near

Amazon's effort to transform brick-and-mortar shopping is close to its grand opening after almost a year of delays.

FROM Convenience Store News
November 16, 2017

Chinese tech companies venture into unmanned convenience stores

Staffless stores are an emerging phenomenon in China, as e-Commerce companies big and small are investing lots of financial, technology, and product development resources in the area.

FROM DIGIDAY
October 23, 2017

Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

Walmart starts rolling out it's Scan & Go application at 20 Canadian locations.

FROM CBC News
October 22, 2017

It’s Only Going to Get Worse for America’s Grocers

It will only get worse from here, analysts say. Under Amazon, Whole Foods has cut prices of marquee products, a harbinger of the price wars to come. Among the most vulnerable are small regional chains that were facing fierce competition even before Amazon showed up.

FROM Bloomberg Technology
October 11, 2017

Speedy Checkout Line and FutureProof Retail Announce Partnership

FutureProof Retail (FPR) and Speedy Checkout Line AS in Norway have entered into a partnership to bring FPR’s line free mobile checkout and service counter solutions to customers in Scandinavia.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
September 5, 2017

Faster front ends: How supermarkets are speeding up checkout

Tech replaces ten items or less to help shoppers get out of the store faster

FROM FoodDIVE
August 1, 2017

Walmart's New Feature Makes Omnichannel Reordering Easier

Walmart's latest digital move to compete with Amazon will make reordering frequent purchases easier for its online shoppers.

FROM Retail Info Systems
July 31, 2017

Retail in the Age of Amazon

Amazon bought Whole Foods and is now a brick & mortar retailer. What does this mean for other retailers and what can they do to stay successful?

July 24, 2017

United States Mobile Self-Checkout Market 2017 - Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues

A new research report, Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues with Mobile Self-Checkout, describes different shopping approaches and integrated technology systems that are currently in use or in testing. These systems include Amazon Go, Scan & Go from Walmart and Sam's Club, Mobile Checkout from FutureProof Retail, and others.

FROM Research and Marketsnews
July 10, 2017

Amazon and Whole Foods just did traditional Grocers a big Favor

How to beat them at their own game.

news
June 16, 2017

The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI

In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery.

FROM Fast Company
June 13, 2017

How Amazon Plans to Become America’s Go-to Grocery Store

Having already conquered the world of online shopping, Amazon is now gearing up to go IRL where it counts: groceries.

FROM Grub Street
March 21, 2017

Offer line free checkout with our app

KSBY shows FutureProof in action at California Fresh Market

March 14, 2017

Retail CIO Outlook names FutureProof Retail One of the Top 10 Retail Security Solutions Providers of 2016

news
March 3, 2017

Join us at EuroShop

FutureProof Retail will be demonstrating their mobile self-scanning solution to retailers and partners at EuroShop, March 5-9th, with their global scales partner Bizerba at Hall 6 / E58.

FROM NewsWirepress-release
March 2, 2017

Wal-Mart’s ‘test lab’ a sign of the digital times for bricks-and-mortar retailer

Walmart's supercentre in Ancaster, ON will feature a host of new technological innovations, including Walmart's self-scanning solution Scan & Go.

FROM The Globe and Mail
February 20, 2017

Walmart Builds New High-Tech Store in Tomball

A new Walmart store in Tomball will include Walmart Scan & Go, Walmart's self-scanning mobile checkout application.

FROM abc13
February 9, 2017

FutureProof Retail featured in this months issue of Shopper Marketing

Read about FutureProof Retail's Mobile Checkout app on page 73 of this months edition of Shopper Marketing by the Path to Purchase institute.

FROM Path to Purchase Institutenews
February 1, 2017

Smooth checkout process could mean grab & go will be the new norm

As Walmart takes a major step forward with its Scan & Go platforms and the Amazon Go store makes headlines, a significant upset might be coming to grocery retail now that these major players have the keys to push the grab-and-go strategy forward.

FROM Luxury Daily
January 31, 2017

Data Enablers: FutureProof, Line-Free Checkout Technology

PYMNTS.com profiles FPR and the emerging checkout transition.

January 25, 2017

Look inside the new, high-tech Lake Nona Walmart Supercenter

Customers at Walmart's new 190,000 square-foot Lake Nona Supercenter will be able to avoid long lines with the company's Scan & Go application.

FROM Orland Business Journal
January 25, 2017

Walmart Scan & Go finally Android after years on the iPhone

After years of iOS exclusivity, Walmart rolled out an Android version of it's Scan & Go application. Walmart's Scan & Go enables customers to skip lines by scanning items and checking out on their smartphones. Scan & Go is currently availible at Walmart #520 in Roger, Arkansas.

FROM SlashGear
January 11, 2017

No more waiting in line at the supermarket - this major Danish retailer has launched self-checkout with your smartphone

Coop recently launched it's first six stores with a new self checkout concept across Denmark in both small and large cities. The concept enables customers to scan products and checkout with their phone, skipping the line.

FROM Business Insider Nordic
January 10, 2017

How Amazon Go will transform the grocery experience

The online behemoth's register-free store disrupts the landscape, but does more convenience take away from what food shopping has always been?

FROM RetailDIVE
January 9, 2017

How retailers can keep up with Amazon Go

With Amazon Go making the dream of seamless AI-powered shopping a reality, how can reatailers and retail technology firms work together to keep pace with this disruption?

FROM VentureBeat
January 6, 2017

Global Mobile POS Terminals Market Forecast to 2022

A new market report published by Credence Research projects an upsurge in mobile point of sale terminal sales through 2022.

FROM Military Technologies
January 5, 2017

Meet FutureProof Jan 15-18th @ NRF, Booth 3783

Get hands on with FutureProof's line free checkout platform and experience the future of in-person retail.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
January 4, 2017

Evolve or perish: The grocery store of 2017

The singular format, traditional brack-and-mortar supermarket may soon be a relic of the past as retailers must adapt to changing consumer demands or risk becoming obsolete.

FROM FierceRetail
December 27, 2016

'Supermarket of the Future' opens in Italy

Italy’s largest supermarket chain, Coop Italia, has opened what it is calling the “Supermarket of the Future” near Milan. The concept features extensive use of technology to improve the shopping experience.

FROM Supermarket News
December 22, 2016

Will Amazon Eat Grocery Stores For Lunch?

When we all got a peek at Amazon Go last week, the buzz was all about innovating the checkout experience. That, Karen Webster writes this week, is like saying that the iPhone was all about innovating the telephone call. Amazon Go, Webster posits, is Amazon’s sneak peek into how it plans to reinvent grocery by reinventing how consumers shop for food — and where they do it. And, she says, a sneak peek into what’s to come for all of retail, if Amazon’s foray into grocery succeeds.

FROM PYMNTS
December 12, 2016

Why Rebecca Minkoff Is Adding Self-Checkout to SoHo Store

Rebecca Minkoff's move to adopt mobile self-checkout was designed to increase convenience, attract millenial shoppers, and put customers back in charge of their own time.

FROM Apparel
December 12, 2016

Frustrated by self-checkout? Retailers look to smartphones to cut the line

For years, the theoretically appealing but too-often irritating self-checkout experience hasn't changed much. But now that many consumers shop with smartphones, retailers like Sam's Club and Amazon are trying to speed the process with technology that can cut down the time spent waiting in line.

FROM Chicago Tribune
December 12, 2016

Panasonic checkout machine also bags your items

Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.

FROM Engadget
December 12, 2016

2016 Disruptors: The App

Sure, the app — and grocery apps in particular — have been around pretty much since smartphones first came on the market. However, new innovations promise to upend how consumers shop and how retailers interact with their customers.

FROM Supermarket Newsnews
December 6, 2016

Amazon Go is a grocery store with no checkout lines

The online shopping giant Amazon unveiled Amazon Go today, it's spin on brick and mortar retail. Using advanced technology the store will allow users to enter, sign in with the Amazon go app, fill up their baskets, and walk out without stopping to checkout.

FROM Engadget
December 5, 2016

Three Reasons Retailers Should Fear Amazon Go

Amazon’s YouTube video introducing its Amazon Go convenience store shows that the company has broken conventional supermarket wisdom and that its foray into food is one traditional retailers should fear.

FROM Forbes
December 5, 2016

California Fresh Market Ditches Checklanes

Retailer's app offers scan-and-checkout feature for new store

FROM Progressive Grocernews
November 10, 2016

FutureProof talks How, Why and What's Next with Silicon Review

Did you know Americans spend 99,000 human lifetimes waiting in line at grocery stores every year?

In an interview with Silicon Review we describe our motivations, development process and plans for the future.

news
November 3, 2016

Announcing FutureProof Counter Service

When customers use Counter Service they don't have to wait to place their order or wait while it's prepared, freeing them to keep shopping.

news
November 1, 2016

Grocery shopping experience evolves with new technologies, services

Whether consumers are ordering their groceries online, picking them up at curbside, or shopping in store, it's clear that technology is fundamentally redifining the shopping experience.

FROM The Frederick News-Post
October 30, 2016

Meet Us at the Long Beach Convention Center for Unified Expo 2016

FutureProof Retail will be exhibiting with service and support partner SimpleWare Inc at the Unified Grocers 2016 Expo in Long Beach California, August 17th and 18th. We will be providing a sneak preview of our upcoming counter service capability.

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October 28, 2016

Internal Amazon documents reveal a vision of up to 2,000 grocery stores across the US

Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the US market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade.

FROM Business Insider
October 27, 2016

In a first for mobile self scanning FutureProof Retail releases new counter service capabilities.

The counter service product simplifies the process of ordering prepared foods at businesses ranging from cafes and food trucks to grocery stores and supermarkets.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
October 17, 2016

Walmart's Sam's Club Scan-and-Go App May Make Cash Registers Obsolete

Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, recently launched its Scan-and-Go application in all 645 U.S. stores. Scan-and-Go enables customers to shop and checkout from their mobile devices without waiting on lines.

FROM TheStreet
September 22, 2016

FutureProof Retail Unveils Self-Install Kit, Mobile Checkout More Accessible Than Ever

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the roll-out of a self-install kit for their revolutionary application, Mobile Checkout.

FROM FutureProofpress-release
July 6, 2016

Introducing the Mobile Checkout Self Install Kit

New self install kit contains everything needed to provide mobile checkout, payment, customer service and loss prevention.

news
June 23, 2016

What we learned at our inaugural Thought Starters Conference

Canadian Grocer talks with FutureProof President Di Di Chan about the future of Grocery apps.

FROM Canadian Grocernews
June 20, 2016

FutureProof president Di Di Chan talks time-constrained consumers with Canadian Grocer

FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.

FROM Canadian Grocer
June 20, 2016

FutureProof Retail Expands into Canadian Market, app to be Unveiled at Canadian Grocer Conference

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the launch of their Mobile Checkout application into the Canadian retail sector.

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June 6, 2016

FutureProof Retail Unveils Partner Incentive Program

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a leading mobile software provider launched in early 2016, announced today a Partner Incentive Program for their revolutionary Mobile Checkout application.

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May 23, 2016

Mobile apps are growing rapidly in this one area

Mobile order-ahead through applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and will be a $38 bilion dollar industry by 2020.

FROM Business Insider
May 12, 2016

Mobile Checkout Co-Creator Appointed to Brain Trust Panel

FutureProof CEO Will Hogben has been appointed to RetailWire’s Brain Trust Panel.

press-release
April 4, 2016

This automated store in Sweden doesn't have any human employees — only a smartphone app

At Robert Ilijason's convenience store in Viken, Sweden, you won't find a single cashier. The store is entirely unmanned, with patrons using their smartphones or tablets to enter and purchase goods.

FROM DIGITAL TRENDS
February 29, 2016

FutureProof Retail releases shopping app as white labeled product

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today the launch of their white-labeled version of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish self-checkout app.

press-release
February 29, 2016

Self service via mobile phone in the physical store

The cell phone has also started to become a part of the physical store experience. Now it starts to emerge solutions that enables customers to manage the purchasing process altogether by mobile phone. Mobile Checkout from New York-based company Future Proof is an example.

FROM Handelstrender, Swedishnews
February 15, 2016

New York company debuts pure mobile-only grocery checkout

While AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Peapod have offered consumers varying degrees of online and mobile grocery ordering for several years, the in-store experience could use some help.

FROM Mobile Payments Todaynews
January 19, 2016

FutureProof Retail Unveils Revolutionary Shopping App

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today their launch of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish, secure self-checkout app.

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January 18, 2016

Shop, Scan, and Check Out with Smartphone App

Technology is paving the way for retailers to automate much of the routine work that is carried out in retail outlets. At the same time technology is raising shopper's expectations of convenience and personalization.

FROM CIO Reviewnews
November 23, 2015

Self-Checkout Begins to Take Hold in Japan

Japanese businesses continue to agressively roll out self checkout solutions, a solution to the countries aging population and shortage of workers willing to take jobs as cashiers.

FROM The Wall Street Journal
January 1, 2015

Analytics and loyalty will drive mobile payments growth: Ovum

Research indicates that many consumers globally are interested in both redeeming offers and paying with their mobile devices in stores and resturaunts. Technology must adapt to offer consumers personalized deals and keep them engaged.

FROM CiOL
July 28, 2014

Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind

Emerging retail technologies will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with the personalization and convenience provided by online shopping for the first time.

FROM Entrepreneur
June 2, 2014

Supermarkets harness technology to speed checkout lines

Every year Supermarkets cope with increasing overhead, labor costs, and decreasing margins. One company hopes to solve this problem with a combination of mobile self scanning, targeted offers, and store based predictive analytics.

Canadians have no time to wait at the checkout

TD Canada Trust announces a mobile payment solution in responce to research showing that the majority of Canadian's hate waiting in line to pay.

FROM Canada Newswire
May 14, 2014

The Future of Retail Checkout: No Checkout at All?

The coming transformation in retail payments will involve more technology and less human interaction.

FROM The Atlantic
May 4, 2014

Mobile Barcode Scanning is a Win-Win

The ubiquity of mobile devices have enabled many retailers to develop mobile shopping apps. The best of these apps include software-based barcode scanning, adding value for consumers and saving retailers money.

FROM Multichannel Merchant
April 8, 2014

Customer loyalty to Starbucks brand is behind mobile payment app's success

According to a recent estimate, Starbucks was able to generate $1 billion in revenue from transactions at smartphone based point of sale terminals during 2013. This success is attributed to the fanatical loyalty of Starbucks' customers, 10 million of which use their loyalty application totaling an average of 5 million weekly transactions in U.S. stores alone.

FROM Computerworld
February 5, 2014

Forget the haters. Grocery self-checkout is awesome.

Self checkout systems are a vital component of the multichannel grocery store of the future. Providing unique solutions for specific customer needs, and working synergistically with existing points of sale.

FROM The Washington Post
October 9, 2013

Man vs. Machine

For all the rumors of self checkouts demise, the number of self checkout locations in North America is on the rise. Consumers are asking for more self checkout, and stores are benefiting. Stores are even beginning to experiment with mobile smartphone based self checkout.

FROM National Retail Federation
December 31, 2011

Self-Checkout Benefits Retailers and Consumers

Self Checkout is gaining popularity in the U.K. after a similar trend in the U.S. The new technology benefits consumers, retailers, and even improves shrinkage.

FROM RetailWire
March 7, 2006