Saturday, April 28, 2007

Shop, scan and bag groceries in the cart

Bloom, a chain of grocery stores owned by the Food Lion chain is offering a service to shoppers with their Bloom cards, giving them personal scanners to scan items and bag them in their carts as they shop. Springwise reports that at Bloom, the scanners keep track of what you are buying, so shoppers can keep track of their budgets. Scanners also relay messages on prescriptions of deli purchases that are ready to be picked up. The initiative have come up based on two years of research and analysis. Besides these self checkout carts, Bloom stores also have areas to download recipe ideas, learning about wine and much more. There are 52 Bloom stores in Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

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