Among the few food retailers involved with portable shopping systems, Bloom, a division of Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., has long offered self-scanning devices that allow shoppers to scan and bag as they go through the store. In March, Bloom began testing another mobile shopping device, known as PAT (personal assistant technology), that is attached to the front of a shopping cart. The test is taking place in one store in Fort Mill, S.C. PAT, which takes the form of a 8.4-inch touchscreen ...
REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account
Why Register for FREE?
Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick. What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.
Attention Paid Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.