Panasonic introduces automatic checkout scanning and bagging systems

Adds more automation to the retail services industry:

“Panasonic is introducing convenience-store checkout machines that can scan and bag items on their own, joining Amazon in the push for retail automation.”

Source: Panasonic Takes Item Out of Bagging Area: Human – WSJ

This is a side effect of raising labor+benefits costs to greater than the costs of automated systems.

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