Kroger Checks Out a Smart Cart The Kroger Co. has been quietly testing a souped-up shopping cart that can weigh items, provide shopping suggestions, and scan and pay for orders without requiring shoppers to visit a traditional checkout lane, WinsightGroceryBusiness.com has learned. The Cincinnati-based retailer is calling the unit, which is provided through a partnership with startup tech firm Caper, “KroGO powered by Caper.” Plans for a wider rollout are not set at this time, though with 2,700 grocery stores in the U.S.,....

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