By John Matarese
Source: WCPO Cincinnatti

Self-checkout lanes were first introduced in grocery stores in the 1980s to bring down labor expenses.

But fast-forward a few decades and things are changing to the point where some stores are now slowing down the move to self checkout, which some had predicted would take over grocery shopping by now.

More stores sticking with human clerks

Despite new technology, such as Kroger’s conveyer belt self-checkout, the newest trend at some other stores is keeping human clerks around.

One such store is the Rivertown IGA, where they still do things the old-fashioned way.

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