Aldi’s forthcoming new branch in Greenwich town centre is to be their first without any checkouts.
Shoppers will use smartphones to pay instead of using any checkouts along the lines of Amazon’s recent stores.
No checkouts will be used – self-serve or otherwise – with technology tracking items when leaving.
The shop is located in a former Poundstretcher unit and set to open in October.
The branch will see high levels of tourist use given its location and Aldi’s brand recognition being popular worldwide. There’s a presence in much of Europe alongside Australia and the States.
Staff explaining to tourists there are no checkouts may be interesting.