ShopRite will let shoppers skip the checkout lines
According to the Albany Business Review, ShopRite will open a 55,000-square-foot supermarket in North Greenbush, N.Y., that will allow customers to use Mobile Scan, a free app that scans product bar codes. Shoppers can then use their phone to pay at checkout.
The store will also have self-checkout lanes.
Other chains such as Kroger and Stop & Shop have been expanding their mobile scanning programs after seeing that they tend to build shopper loyalty and boost market share.
ShopRite Supermarkets Inc. owns and operates 34 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey. SRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States, with more than 270 ShopRite stores in six states.