The system will free up workers who handle check-ins and check-outs
to assist with new programming or provide other services.
9am: I arrive at my offices on Allerton Road, where my staff and I have a morning meeting to review yesterday's completed check-ins, check-outs
and inventories, and go through any issues we have encountered.
Guests also enjoy late check-outs
, morning newspapers, check cashing privileges up to $300 and access to special customer service for reservations and information.
DiscoBoy, alias Lee Marshall (right), and Speedo Shy rocking the Asda check-outs
before a security guard stepped in
However, she was told the branch had to follow orders from head office to stock painkillers at check-outs
And Asda boss Brian Sichi put his own plan into action to repel the invaders, who had planned to waste so much time at his check-outs
that real customers would - theoretically, anyway - get so fed up waiting they'd go back to Safeway.
The self-service check-outs
allow the customer to scan items, put them in carrier bags, pay, and even get cash-back - all without the need for a cashier.
Researchers also looked at how much shelf space stores gave to fruit compared with sweets and crisps, if stores had sweets at check-outs
and whether leaflets about healthy eating were available.
Changes to the 10,000sq ft store include introducing upright freezers, new shelving, a new ceiling, new check-outs
, new signs and lighted and a new fresh food area.
Tesco say they have inspected all the check-outs
at the Heswell branch to make sure the flaps are firmly in place.
A year on, the march of the self-service till is almost complete, with the human check-out
operator pushed into second place by the allegedly more efficient alternative.
They were praised for giving a full list of nutrients on the back of packaging, not placing sweets at the check-out
and having plenty of in-store information and advice.