SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Foods here said Wednesday it would eliminate self-checkouts in all of its stores by the end of the year. The privately owned company, which operates 61 stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts, said it had hoped the self-checkouts would speed overall checkout time when the machines were introduced in 2003, "but that has not always been the case." "After extensive research, Big Y has concluded that these self checkout lanes not only do not save their customers time ...

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