France's Monoprix Trials 'No-Cash' Store In Clichy

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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France's Monoprix Trials 'No-Cash' Store In Clichy

French retailer Monoprix is trialling a new no-cash store in Clichy, which borrows from the Amazon Go concept unveiled by the online retailer last year.

In the test Monop'Go store, which will be located beside the Monoprix head office, customers will be required to use an application on their smartphone to record the purchase of each item in their basket, by bringing their phone close to the shelf edge label for said product, French paper Le Monde reports.

Each purchase will then be debited to their account, in a similar manner to that of the Amazon Go stores.

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"This test will perhaps show us that the system also works for products other than snacking," a Monoprix spokesperson told the paper.

Following the test rollout, Monoprix intends to unveil the service in its Boulevard de la Madeleine store in Paris by September, followed by a new store in Les Halles, according to Le Monde.

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