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CNBC reports that Sainsbury has opened a checkout-free store in the UK.

According to the story, “All customers at the Sainsbury's convenience store, in Holborn Circus, London, will scan and pay for their shopping using an app that they download to their smartphone.  As shoppers walk around the store, they will scan the items they wish to buy, pay using an app and then scan a QR code to confirm they have paid … A help desk has been installed to support shoppers who want to pay with cash or cards.”

The store is said to be a three-month test to see if the technology is worth expanding.
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