CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Cooperative Association, a 15-unit retailer here, launched a test of portable self-scanning technology at its Shawnessy, Alberta, store Oct. 15. The pilot program, which places 64 handheld self-scanning units at the store, will run three to four months. "We believe this technology will offer our customers a fast, easy and convenient shopping option," said Ian Routledge, Calgary Co-op's project leader, in a statement. "It will reduce the time customers spend ...

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