COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Kroger Co. division here will expand testing of customer self-scanning checkout lanes this month with the introduction of an electronic payment function. Shoppers have been receptive to using the five self-service stations installed at a new 62,000-square-foot test store that opened six months ago, said John Gale, manager of store operations services at Kroger's Columbus KMA division. He said nearly one-third of shoppers currently use the lanes to scan and bag their ...

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