Walmart tests self-checkout-only store

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Walmart tests self-checkout-only store

By Marianne Wilson - 06/15/2020
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Walmart is redesigning the front-end checkout in one of its locations as it looks to shorten lines and reduce checkout time. 

The discount giant is replacing its traditional, in-person checkout lanes with self-checkout kiosks at a store in Fayetteville, Ark., reported Today.com.  Customers that prefer or require assistance can have a store employee scan and bag their purchases at the kiosks, the report said. 

“What we are looking at in this new setup is ... how can we move people through a checkout experience quicker at a Walmart?” Kory Lundberg told TODAY Style. “How can we shorten the lines, how can we move people through and get them onto the rest of their day as quickly as possible?”