One of Supervalu Inc.'s grocery store chains is getting rid of automated self-checkout lanes and going back to traditional lanes staffed by employees... "We just want the opportunity to talk to customers more," Albertsons spokeswoman Christine Wilcox said. "That's the driving motivation."
It may cost more, but, the person to person interaction may help the stores... plus, I would imagine that theft would go down. Only time will tell.
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