BRANCHING OUT

Automated teller machines started out at banks, and then began turning up at other outlets. Before you knew it, they were ubiquitous. Could self-checkout systems be following the same pattern?Self-checkout, complete with scanners, POS terminals and payment machines, began purely as a supermarket application aimed at giving shoppers the opportunity to scan their own groceries while helping stores manage

Automated teller machines started out at banks, and then began turning up at other outlets. Before you knew it, they were ubiquitous. Could self-checkout systems be following the same pattern?

Self-checkout, complete with scanners, POS terminals and payment machines, began purely as a supermarket application aimed at giving shoppers the opportunity to scan their own groceries while helping stores manage labor costs. But over the past year, the customer-service and labor-management ben

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