New Meijer app lets you scan as you shop

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Meijer is starting to roll out new technology that will let shoppers scan and bag their groceries as they go through the store.

The goal of the “Shop & Scan” program is to cut down waits at checkout lanes.

It works like this: Shoppers download the free Meijer Express Checkout app on their phone, sign in with their mPerks information, then use the app to scan items as they hop. They then go to a self-checkout lane, scan their phone and pay.

Meijer has been testing the program at a few stores since November and says more than 12,000 customers have downloaded the app. The West Michigan-based retail giant is now starting to put Shop & Scan into action on a wide scale. It should be available at all stores by the end of the summer.

Walmart is piloting a similar program called “Scan & Go.”

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