FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Though women make up the core of most food retailers' shopping base, men are 60% more likely than women to use self-checkout technology on every trip to the store, according to a new study from IHL Consulting Group here. IHL's "2005 North American Retail Self-Checkout Study" queried shoppers on their use of self-checkout lanes. One female respondent offered this explanation for why she declined to use self-checkout lanes: "After getting the entire family ready for the ...

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