Mercadona will be the first retailer to test Wincor Nixdorf’s new prototype of a fully automated checkout in the retailer’s laboratory later this month.

According to Wincor Nixdorf, the new prototype for an automated checkout will for the first time make it possible to accurately read more than 95% of the supermarket assortment.

Until now, the system has only been tested in Wincor’s laboratories.

Should the testing prove successful the new technology will be rolled out to Mercadona stores.