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High Tech Grocery Cart: Love It or Leave It?

How would you like it if grocery carts had touch screens and barcode scanners that you could use to get nutritional info and environmental impact info from about various foods? The Technology Services Company, EDS, outlined in a recent paper that grocery carts with computer screens would be a practical and cost-effective solution to consumers who like knowing about the foods they consume— even though most said they preferred reading labels directly from the box. Considering the fact that people steal shopping carts minus any high tech trinkets, I can only imagine how crazy thieves would go over these! What do you think about high tech grocery carts? Useful or something you think we can wait for?
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erikm erikm 4 years
Has anyone seen these or heard about them anymore? If so, what stores? Sounds like a great idea and I was curious where I could find one.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
I spend way too much time in my grocery store as it is, and I'm sure this won't raise prices any more than they already are either........:(
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I kind of like this...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I kind of like this...
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
I love this! I use one every week, and it's awesome. In addition to adding up how much you're spending, it can also pinpoint where you are in the store to guide you to an item that you are searching for. You can also bag while you shop and skip the grumpy, slow cashiers--just set it to pay when you get to the self checkout! It really is amazing and I can't imagine grocery shopping without it *shudder*
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
Um yeah I can read so I do not need a cart to tell me what is on the box right in front of me!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
cool, but i'm sure they would come out with something to secure those..
murmurkibbies murmurkibbies 8 years
I think it'd be a lot cooler if you could use it to add up your total as you shop.
Hanahin Hanahin 8 years
love it
Hanahin Hanahin 8 years
love it
jrebeccat jrebeccat 8 years
I don't really see the point, but I can see it easily being integrated into a system like Stop & Shop's Shopping Buddy where the tablets are picked up and dropped off at charging stations at the door.
Ultress Ultress 8 years
what the hell are we eating that we need computers to tell give us nutritional information? Put down the boxes, cans, and frozen crap and get yourself to the meat counter and the produce aisle.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
interesting! i think it could be very handy! :)
ArtChiQe ArtChiQe 8 years
I worked for a major retail giant for ten years. Most customers can hardly slide a credit card correctly, much less a shopping cart computer.
mahalie mahalie 8 years
HORRIFIC - are you people kidding me? This is just a great way for more ads to be thrown constantly in your face and another way to encourage whim spending. It's disgusting, and this is coming from someone who'd much rather bank or do anything online than talk to real people...
Saturn9 Saturn9 8 years
I'm looking at video screens all day; the last thing I want when I go to the store is to look at another one. Side rant: I hate tvs in the checkout lane, and I avoid the grocery chain in my area that has them.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
It's a cool idea but stupid people would ruin it.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
Wow, I'm surprised this is JUST NOW making the news. My local grocery store growing up did this OVER 10 years ago -- I remember playing with it when I would be dragged along to the grocery store with my mother. In addition to nutritional information and recipes, the touch screens would also tell you in what aisle foods were located and included games to play while you waited in line. They only lasted about 8 months before all the carts were bare again... I'm not sure why they phased them out, but I presume it had something to do with not being cost-effective.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Um, if you want the nutritional information, why wouldn't you just check out the side/back of the packaging?? Besides it would be stolen in minutes.
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
Wouldn't it make more sense to put these helpful computer screens in the aisles instead of on the carts?
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I think it's a great idea :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I think it's a great idea :)
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
Umm nice concept but please... those would be gone within a matter of minutes.
lovelylei lovelylei 8 years
wow people just keep getting lazier and lazier. whats so hard about just looking on the box?
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
At the super market near me they have a sign posted with a number to call if you see one of their carts around. They now put those wheel locks on, but you know that would be gone in a second.
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