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Cashierless Mini Supermarkets

Albert Heijn's Autonomous Store Grants Access with a Bank Card

— September 10, 2019 — Business
Dutch supermarket giant Albert Heijn recently opened the doors to a cashierless mini supermarket concept that takes up just 150 square feet. Thanks to its immensely small size, the supermarket has the potential to be easily relocated as needed, especially on heavily trafficked areas like offices, university campuses or potentially even residential areas that are not in close proximity to a food store.

To gain access to the store, shoppers must present their bank card and then proceed to select items up to a value of €25 before using a self-checkout system that does not require an app download. As the small-scale store is unstaffed, it relies on a combination of cameras and weight sensors to monitor the activity of customers.
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