HEBRON, Ky. — Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. has deploy a fully automated tunnel scanner at the checkout in a Kroger Marketplace store here, eliminating the need for manual scanning by cashiers or shoppers, reported Planet Retail. Called Advantage Checkout, the tunnel scanner allows shoppers to place their items on a conveyor belt one at a time; the products are scanned while moving at high speed through the tunnel, the report said. After scanning, shoppers receive a receipt with a barcode ...

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