Morrisons plans shops with no checkouts

Morrisons is screening supermarkets with no checkouts or staff that would allow clients just stroll out with their bag of purchasing in a transfer to rival Amazon’s New outlets.

The grocer, which is the issue of a multi-billion pound takeover tussle, has been screening the concept regarded internally as Undertaking Sarah at its Bradford head office environment. The retail store is open up to countless numbers of staff and the FTSE a hundred retailer plans to increase the notion far more widely.

Britain’s fourth-major grocery store is working with US technologies business AiFi, which works by using cameras to keep track of the objects clients select up and place in their baskets, and charges them as a result of a smartphone application.

A source near to Morrisons said the technologies had worked perfectly at its pilot retail store, with “a couple far more in flight. The tech alone is phenomenal, which works by using cameras alternatively than weights – it has been very smooth”.

The plans were being very first documented by the Mail on Sunday.

Amazon has pioneered supermarkets that lack tills, launching its Amazon New outlets in the US and bringing the concept to the Uk in March with a retail store in Ealing.