Wal-Mart is encouraging suppliers to use radio frequency identification technology that will make it possible to track goods from the warehouse to the checkout counter
Daniel Refsnes Trevland, four, wandered off as his mother,Monica, was waiting to pay at a store checkout counter
Quality is defined at the checkout counter
, and consumers set the rules," says Steve Baker, former CoBank senior market analyst and STRIDE Summit 2003 presenter.
I loaded them onto a cart and proceeded to the checkout counter
The checkout counter
is not only ideal for impulse buying, but it also provides consumers with an opportunity to try the product and ask questions.
When I'm at the checkout counter
at Tower Records, armed with CDs by Christina Aguilera and the Dave Matthews Band, I don't feel the slightest sense of guilt standing behind a black person loaded with Master P.
Navigating this virtual shopping site is like spending a day at the mall, sans parking hassles and long lines at the checkout counter
At that time, Chip Kunde, vice president, state affairs, Grocery Manufacturers of America, noted, "Consumers have no way of knowing which foods are taxed until after paying for them at the checkout counter
One stumbling block has been the electronic checkout: "By some estimates, more than two-thirds of Internet shopping carts are left at the virtual checkout counter
," he writes.
Lasers are used everywhere today: Doctors use lasers to perform eye surgery, relieve back pain, and fill teeth; engineers use lasers to weld machine parts; your supermarket clerk uses lasers to scan product prices at the checkout counter
I was in a tabloid-induced fugue state at the supermarket checkout counter
, musing about whether Linda Tripp could have killed JonBenet, when my credit card problems began.
If you're in the mood for classic satire, though, revenue-sharing may make it more available at the checkout counter
than on the retail shelves.