COMPTON, Calif. -- Ralphs Grocery Co. here will conduct a one-store test of customer self-scanning technology. at accepts cash, credit and debit cards, and dispenses change. The self-scanning stations feature computer monitors that prompt shoppers through the checkout process, and they can be programmed in several languages. Officials at Ralphs declined to comment, but a source familiar with the situation indicated that the system would be operational by May. The location of Ralphs' test ...

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