Grand Rapids-based Meijer to Implement Scan as You Shop Checkout

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Grand Rapids-based Meijer today announced it is rolling out a shopping checkout program that allows customers with a smart device to scan bar codes and bag items as they move through stores. The program is called Shop and Scan and is slated to be available at all Meijer stores by the end of the summer.

“Shop and Scan will make the Meijer experience dramatically faster and more convenient for our customers,” says Terry Ledbetter, chief information officer for Meijer. “This technology joins our curbside pickup and home delivery programs to provide yet another option for Meijer customers to personalize their shopping experience.”

The technology works with Meijer’s mPerks program. Customers can download a free app that allows them to scan items as they go. After completing their shopping, they scan a barcode generated by the app at a self-checkout lane and pay. All Meijer apps can be found in the Apple and Android app stores.

Meijer launched the initial pilot program in November at stores in Standale, Rockford, Walker, Grandville, Jenison, and Holland, Mich. More than 12,000 Meijer customers have downloaded the app. The program will begin rolling out in other Meijer stores in the coming weeks.

Meijer operates stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

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