Giant Eagle Brings the Amazon Go Experience to Pittsburgh

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Giant Eagle Brings the Amazon Go Experience to Pittsburgh

09/03/2020

Grocery retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. is now offering a checkout-free experience that’s similar to Amazon Go at its Pittsburgh-area location.

The company teamed with solutions provider Grabango to bring the technology to its existing GetGo Café+Market store in Fox Chapel, PA. To use, shoppers download the free Grabango app and then shop as usual; check-ins and/or turnstiles aren’t required.

On their way out, they simply scan the code in the app and review the digital receipt.

“We’re excited to bring checkout-free technology to our Pittsburgh-area shoppers. With Grabango, our GetGo guests are able to get in, get out and get going even faster with a more convenient, contactless, shopping experience,” said Laura Karet, president and CEO of Giant Eagle, Inc. “We look forward to success at our Fox Chapel GetGo and to rolling out more Grabango-powered convenience and grocery stores in the near future.”

Giant Eagle operates more than 200 supermarkets and 270 café and market stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. Its GetGo stores are convenience stores with cafes and markets.

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POS

Shopping must stimulate the reward system in the brain from the initial contact with the salesperson and in-store environment to the goods themselves to spending money. Treating oneself to something must be more fun than waiting for a future delivery.