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Money Commerce: One of the first supermarkets without cashiers in France

10:25  25 november  2021
10:25  25 november  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, Carrefour opens a supermarket of a new kind: there are neither cashiers nor cisieres. FranceInfo tested this store, among the first to open in France.

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Imagine doing your shopping without going through the traditional box, its queue and product scan: it is now possible in a supermarket of the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Carrefour has opened Thursday, November 25 a store without cashiers or caisières. Franceinfo takes you to his shelves.

Take for example a packet of pasta, bolognese sauce and toilet paper. On this point, nothing changes: inside the 50 square meters of the connected shop, look among the 900 products offered.

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There are about sixty ceiling cameras

which changes, on the other hand, it is the passage in cash, with the promise of faster and easy purchases. "There you put yourself at the blue pellet and your basket will be displayed in real time. There is only to pay," explains Nicolas Safis, innovation director in the Carrefour group.

How can we arrive in checkout and meet with a computer that knows everything we have without scanning? "When we are in the store, we are captured by one of the sixty cameras that are on the ceiling. The movements of the customers are therefore followed very precisely", details Nicolas Safis.

And they are not the only ones: the products are also traced closer to. "Each shelf is equipped with several weight sensors that will be able to detect when a product is removed, rested on its shelf or even rest at the other end of the store."

"More than the whole place" for human contact

if the technique is impressive, consumers seem to be cautious. "I'm not sure it's a good thing," says a woman. "It scares me that we robot everything and that there is no more place left to the human and in contact." If this other client finds the concept "interesting from a technical point of view", he says "humanly against".

The Carrefour Group ensures that no employee has lost his position as part of the opening of the store. They will be four to work in this new supermarket, which will serve as a test before extending the initiative or not.

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