CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Kroger Looks To Give Customers A Speedy Check-Out

View Comments
(credit: istock)

(credit: istock)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – Kroger wants to speed up the traffic moving through their check-out lanes. Now, they’re using sensors that indicate when more checkout lanes are needed to be open.

Nobody wants to wait in line, especially at the grocery store:

Now, the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain is winning shoppers with a wait of just 26 seconds to start in the checkout lane … that’s down from 4 minutes a few years ago.

By the end of this year, the nation’s largest grocer expects to complete the installation of “overhead infrared sensors” that count the number of customers in all 2,424 stores.

Customers will see the results changing on light boards at the front of stores. They show the number of checkout lanes in service now, the number needed, and the number projected to be needed in 30 minutes.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus