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Biblography for how supermarkets could change in the next 5 - 10 years due to automation.
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Wal-Mart to Expand Self-Checkout Deployment - Supermarket News

Wal-Mart to Expand Self-Checkout Deployment - Supermarket News | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores will be installing 10000 NCR checkout lanes to more than 1200 locations in the United States during 2013.
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Michael McGuinness's comment, March 19, 2013 3:55 AM
Seems to be roll outs going forward
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Self-service Swiss supermarkets | Diccon Bewes

Self-service Swiss supermarkets | Diccon Bewes | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
Many shops have a self-service checkout (or even a Self-Checkout as Migros called it), and not just supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury but also High Street chains like Boots the Chemist and W H Smith.
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Card 'skimmers' get more sophisticated at stealing account information - WPTV

Card 'skimmers' get more sophisticated at stealing account information - WPTV | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
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Card 'skimmers' get more sophisticated at stealing account information
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Other targets include self-checkout aisles at supermarkets and other stores.
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Automated teller machines and gas pumps are favorite spots for card skimmers because of the high volume of transactions and because thieves using glue or tape can attach the devices unnoticed.


Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/money/consumer/card-skimmers-get-more-sophisticated-at-stealing-account-information#ixzz2NJW7R9r2
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Michael McGuinness's comment, March 19, 2013 3:56 AM
This is a concern as there is no human checking it allows for this type of fraud to become a bigger issue!!
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Yakima Herald Republic | House passes rules on liquor self-checkout

Yakima Herald Republic | House passes rules on liquor self-checkout | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
OLYMPIA While it has long been illegal to sell alcohol to those under age 21, Washington state has no laws specifically governing the sale of alcohol at self-checkout machines common in many supermarkets.
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Not allowing kids to use auto checkouts to buy alcohol

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QThru's Self-Checkout Apps For Grocery Stores Go Live

QThru's Self-Checkout Apps For Grocery Stores Go Live | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
After a successful test-run at the Ridge IGA Supermarket in Snoqualmie, Washington, QThru is planning on bringing its smartphone-based self-checkout service to 14 grocery and hardware stores in the Seattle area by the end ...
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Michael McGuinness's comment, March 19, 2013 3:55 AM
This is the next big thing, no checkouts just a smartphone
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It's Time to Talk About Self-Checkout | Writer on the Prowl

It's Time to Talk About Self-Checkout | Writer on the Prowl | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
It's Time to Talk About Self-Checkout. 20130203-163035.jpg. I made the mistake of going to the supermarket on Super Bowl Sunday. That was my first mistake. I got to the grocery store closest to me and realized it was packed, ...
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How it being busy can get people's back up

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Grocery POS Systems: What to Look For - Point of Sale News

Grocery POS Systems: What to Look For - Point of Sale News | Supermarket Automation - 1012ICT - Communications for ICT | Scoop.it
Self-checkout stations: While the larger chain supermarkets started the self-checkout trend, a combination of customer demand and cost saving measures drives these additions. Just like lanes manned by checkers, both ...
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NCR offers a line of self-checkout solutions for grocery POS here.

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Interesting Times - Vending Times

Interesting Times
Vending Times
Nevertheless, no discussion of "retail automation" can be complete without consideration of vending.
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Idea's around making supermarkets more like vending machines

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