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7-Eleven to Deploy Self-Checkout Registers – Japan News

The move is aimed at reducing the workload of staff at its convenience stores and reinforcing the model of non-contact sales


A 7-11 store in Japan
Private consumption, which makes up more than half of the Japanese economy, slightly fell, versus a 0.5% fall expected by economists, the data showed. File photo: AFP.

 

Seven & i Holdings will deploy self-checkout registers at its 7-Eleven shops across the country by 2025, allowing customers to make purchases by scanning items with barcode readers and completing payments without a cashier, The Japan News reported.

The move is aimed at reducing the workload of staff at its convenience stores and reinforcing the model of non-contact sales, the need for which has risen amid the prolonged Covid-19 crisis.

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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