There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year — the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, says it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and leave without having to open their wallets. One of the new stores will be in Washington, DC, the other in Sherman Oaks, California. Cameras and sensors track what’s taken off shelves and then items are charged to an Amazon account after customers leave the store with them. Self-checkout lanes will be available for those who want to use cash, gift cards and other types of payment.
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