Walmart self checkout, retail localization

Walmart to Add 10,000 Self-Checkout Lanes at 1,200 Stores in 2013

The world’s largest retailer is dramatically increasing its investment in self-checkout technology, with plans to add 10,000 NCR SelfServ Checkout lanes in 1,200 Walmart stores next year. Walmart already uses self-checkout in 1,600 of its stores, and the company recently increased the number of Sam’s Club stores with the devices, from 80 earlier this year to 300.

Walmart self checkout, retail localization

“Our customers are shopping differently than they ever have, and we’re using innovative technologies like self-checkouts to meet their needs,” said Walmart U.S. senior vice president of innovation Jeff McAllister in a statement. “Our multiple checkout options give us a unique advantage to provide our customers with the quick, easy and convenient checkout experience they tell us they want.”

“Shoppers and retailers recognize the speed and value self-checkout provides and shoppers tell us they are eager to see it expanded into other retail segments,” said NCR Retail senior vice president and general manager Scott Kingsfield.

[via RIS News]