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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scan It at Giant

Well, I've seen the grocery store of the future. Walk in to Giant, get a handheld scanner. Scan and bag your food as you walk around the store. Go through a special checkout lane that downloads the products, and your checkout is done, extremely quickly. Looks like it's been 3 years in the making. There's a new logo, and new produce and deli technology, too.
Personally, it felt a bit overwhelming, trying to remember to bag and scan products, and follow a grocery list. With two people, I can see that avoiding the checkout lines would be a huge time savings. The official Giant info is here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The work Ahold is doing with its chains (Giant, Stop & Shop, etc.) capitalizes on a growing self-service trend at retail. The time savings are compelling for many shoppers, though I agree that there is a learning curve to the current technology. Of course, retailers and manufacturers are excited by new possibilities, like making real-time offers tied to the shopper's location in the store.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw someone in Safeway scanning their loot and thought they were an employee sans the official apron. Neat concept, but I wonder where that will leave all the other 'people' checkers in the near future.

11:09 PM  
Blogger kingkool68 said...

I just had my first experiment with the Scan It at my local Giant. It's definitely a time saver and makes staying within your grocery budget a cinch!

You can read more about my experience on my blog -> http://www.russellheimlich.com/blog/grocery-shopping-with-a-scan-gun-at-giant/

10:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

advanced technology something to do with marketing business..
Nice blog..

4:42 AM  

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