BRENTWOOD, Tenn.— Delek DK, a convenience store chain based in the U.S. Southwest, is rolling out AI-based cashierless checkout technology at more than 70 Texas locations by the end of this summer, Chain Store Age reports. Delek U.S. Holdings will install the technology from Mashgin at its Delek DK stores.
The Mashgin technology allows customers to walk into the store, put their purchase items on a special kiosk tray and have every product recorded and totaled instantly. The solution eliminates the need to scan barcodes—either by the customer or an automated scanner. Customers pay via credit or debit card, or via a mobile device to finish the transaction.
“The Mashgin touchless experience in Delek’s DK stores truly supports our mantra of ‘Making Your Day A Little Easier,’ said Tony Miller, executive vice president of Delek U.S. “This mantra is prominent on the front signage of all of our new and reimagined stores as a commitment to our brand promise. Mashgin’s autonomous self-checkout is 300% faster, frictionless, and social distance-friendly. Mashgin is the first initiative of a comprehensive innovation strategy Delek is employing to create a unique shopping experience for its customers.”
Other cashierless checkouts utilize barcode scanning, including Amazon’s Just Walk Out system, which has been licensed for use at other retailers, such as Hudson. Convenience retailers working on similar self-checkout solutions include Circle K, Valet Market, QuickEats Close Convenience and Chartwells at the University of Houston.
“We are extremely excited to help Delek innovate the convenience store experience for their customers,” said Jack Hogan, Mashgin vice president of strategic partnerships.
Read more about Mashgin’s technology in “Faster Checkout With Fewer Staff” in the May issue of NACS Magazine. To learn more about how retailers are using technology to create truly frictionless checkout experiences, read “The ‘Vision’ of Future Checkout” in NACS Magazine.
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