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Lekkerland To Test Self-Checkout Kiosks

Convenience wholesaler Lekkerland is set to trial self-checkout kiosks in a pilot scheme alongside hospital operator Sana Kliniken.

Lekkerland is owned by the REWE Group, which has begun testing self-checkout systems in its other outlets, including REWE, REWE To Go, and Penny outlets.

Self-Service Kiosk

The self-service kiosk is equipped with a self-checkout solution and customers can scan and pay after shopping themselves. As a result, the mini-shop can do without sales staff. 

The kiosk offers snacks, drinks, and non-food products, REWE added.

The retailer has partnered with Sana Kliniken AG, a clinic operator in Germany, for the pilot project. 

The Lekkerland self-service kiosk will be available to patients, employees, and visitors in two Sana hospitals in Munich and Stuttgart.

Pilot Scheme

Lekkerland has been operating self-service kiosks at its head offices to test the format since November of last year.

The company will use the pilot scheme to fine-tune the solution, allowing employees and visitors to purchase from the kiosk.

In addition to snacks and drinks, users can temporarily avail of dishes that can be heated up as the canteen remains closed due to lockdown measures.

Lekkerland was purchased by the Rewe Group in 2019, as it looked to solidify its hold on the convenience store format across Europe and Germany.

Last year, fuel provider Shell extended its partnership with Lekkerland for another five years in Germany.

© 2021 European Supermarket Magazine – Article by Conor Farrelly. For more Technology news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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