VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Overwaitea Food Group here has opened a highly automated new store that some observers are calling the most technologically advanced format in North America. Relying on such advanced retail technologies as customer self-scanning checkout lanes and electronic shelf tags, the retailer seeks to offer low prices and operate the store with as few employees as possible. The 28,000-square-foot Smart! Market store opened in a working-class neighborhood here July 3 in ...

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