SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Foods here said last week it would eliminate self-checkouts in all of its stores by the end of the year, following a similar move by Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons LLC. Big Y, 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 ...
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