MIDDLETOWN, Ky. -- A test of self-service checkstands was launched at a Kroger store here that will likely host future pilot programs such as computer-assisted ordering. Nearly all products sold in the 63,000-square-foot store are scannable at the front-end, an important component of self-checkout systems that enable shoppers to scan, bag and pay for their purchases, said Don Emrah, manager of store operation services at Kroger's Louisville, Ky., KMA. The store's high scan rate will also ...

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