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Walmart expands cashier-free technology to 100 stores

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click to enlarge SKIP THE LINE: Walmart announces cashier-free checkout app at stores in 33 states.
  • SKIP THE LINE: Walmart announces cashier-free checkout app at stores in 33 states.

will expand its "Scan & Go" app to 100 stores, allowing customers to check out without a cashier, the retail behemoth announced yesterday.

Customers will be able to scan items, including produce, as they walk through the store using an app on their phone, seeing prices and a running total. They can then use the same app to pay when they are finished (naturally, there will be a special security lane for them to walk through in leaving the store, to make sure they actually scanned and paid for their items).

That means no waiting in line at the register, but presumably also means that cashiers will lose their jobs.

Scan & Go, first unveiled at a Supercenter in Rogers, is currently being tested in select markets, including in Northwest Arkansas. The app will now be expanded to 100 stores in 33 states. It's also available in all Sam's Club stores.

CNBC reports that Kroger is unveiling a similar technology in 400 stores. Meanwhile, Amazon Go, a pilot grocery store with no cashiers whatsoever, has opened a prototype store currently only open to Amazon employees and will likely be opening to the public sooner than later.

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