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What Rewe’s hybrid concept says about the future of checkout-free stores

Back in 2020, Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in Seattle, introducing consumers to the concept of full-size, cashierless grocery stores. Essentially, shoppers could walk in, scan a QR code from their Amazon mobile app at a turnstile, add their items to their baskets within the store, and just walk out when they were finished. All the payments would be done automatically. Now, a similar revolution is happening in Germany.  Rewe, one of the country’s leading food retailers, has just