Tuesday, July 24, 2018
On Avenue A, Key Food deploying 12 new self-checkout machines
Big news from Key Food on Avenue A last night, where workers were hooking up 12 new self-checkout machines ... an EVG reader shared these photos from the store at Fourth Street...
No word yet just how intuitive these new self checkouts will be... and if they will be programmed to comment on your purchases. "There's a reason those are on sale." "Hey, it's your colon." "Hmm, 10 pints of Halo Top?"
In any event, four cashier-assisted lanes will remain — the same number as before. Per the reader, Key Food staff reported mixed feelings about the new machines. Still, Key insiders hope for an improved shopper experience.
Meanwhile, the previous self-checkout systems have been shown the curb...
Perhaps a little karma for shoppers frustrated by being told to scan an item again even though they've already scanned the thing multiple times, or being prompted to remove an item from the bagging area even though they've already scanned the item and placed it in the bagging area... and now you have to wait for customer service to reset the machine and people waiting in line behind you think you're stupid.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Breaking: The self checkouts at Key Food are broken
Breaking: Models invade Key Food, hold melons