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5 Things Walmart Shoppers Will Be Seeing More Of

Lagging retailer is focusing on new initiatives, execution

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Self-Checkout Lanes

walmart shoppers wmtI’ve been to countless WMT locations where lines of Walmart shoppers are at least 10-deep, and checking out is a nightmare. But Walmart management thinks it has found a solution: continuing its self-checkout initiative.

In the presentation, WMT noted that it is focusing on “increasing flexibility of check-out process & driving productivity.” And while not all Walmart shoppers will likely use or even like self-checkout, WMT says nearly two-thirds of its U.S. stores will have the self-checkout option by the end of 2013.

Plus, the Walmart Scan & Go app — which can be downloaded on Apple (AAPL) iPhone or Samsung (SSNLF) smartphone — allows users to scan product codes, bag items and then go straight to the self-checkout lane.

That’s just one piece of a larger push to merge the company’s digital and physical presence.

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