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Aldi opens its first checkout-free store in Greenwich

Added 01-18-22 08:36:02am EST - “The discount supermarket's new site in Greenwich, south-east London, will also allow customers to buy alcohol, using facial age estimation technology to check if they are old enough.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Aldi opens its first checkout-free store in Greenwich”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Aldi has opened its first checkout-free store, where shoppers will be able to pick up products and leave without queuing to pay.

The discount supermarket's new site in Greenwich, south-east London, which opened at 7am this morning 'for public testing', will also allow customers to buy alcohol, using facial age estimation technology to check whether they appear to be over the age of 25.

The move follows in the footsteps of rivals Amazon and Tesco, who have both opened checkout-free stores.

Aldi had been trialling the store with employees over the past few months before launching the service on Tuesday

A series of cameras installed in the ceiling follow customers as they do their shopping, and then bill them when they leave.

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