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Kroger eyes a new kind of high-tech shopping experience


September 1, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — One of the South's largest grocery store chains is eyeing a future that could involve hand-held scanners and fewer cashiers.

The new method of shopping has been in place this summer at a Kroger store in Gainesville, Georgia, The Times reported.

The system allows shoppers to go around the store and scan items as they put them in their cart, rather than in the checkout line.

"It's just another option," said Judy Walden, one of the managers at the Gainesville store where the technology is being used. "I think it was created just to give people another option."

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