Aldi eyes possible cashierless store format with ‘Shop & Go’ trademark

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Discount grocer Aldi is looking into a range of possible new technology investments after trademarking ‘Shop & Go’ with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), including a possible new cashierless store or self-scanning handsets for customers.

The grocer filed the trademark application yesterday and Retail Week understands it may be in connection to Aldi exploring its own cashierless store format, in the same vein as Amazon Fresh, which opened its first UK store in west London in March. 

Exact details of the trademark are thin, and the patent could also relate to possible new in-store scanning devices for customers, in the mould of Sainsbury’s SmartShop or Asda Scan & Go, or even the development of a customer facing app.

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