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Re-Imagining Grocery Shopping

Amazon is experimenting with a grocery store with no checkout lines or counters:

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened a bricks-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains.

Amazon Go, the online shopping giant’s new 167-square-metre store, uses sensors to detect what shoppers have picked off the shelf and bills it to their Amazon account if they do not put it back.

The store marks Amazon’s latest push into groceries, one of the biggest retail categories it has yet to master.

My children and I have talked about this type of approach to grocery shopping when we’ve been at our local store. Self-scanning has become a mainstream option in almost all of the grocery stores I frequent … this takes it the next level.

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