Meijer launches Shop & Scan in Chicago area

GRAND RAPIDS — Meijer Inc., the Grand Rapids-based retailer, announced that it is rolling out its Shop & Scan mobiel shopping checkout system at 23 stores in the Chicago area and northern Indiana.

The move comes on the heels of a successful test rollout in Michigan markets.

The technology is available through the Meijer mobile app. Shop & Scan enables users to scan bar codes on items and place them in a digital cart. A running total of items purchased is available as customers shop throughout the store, scanning and bagging their groceries. Once a customer has completed their shopping, they simply scan their phone at a self-checkout lane and pay.

Said Gerald Melville, Meijer regional vice president: “Customers are really responding to the simplicity of scanning and bagging as they go. This allows them to save time and avoid lines, speeding up their checkout experience.”

Melville said the Meijer Mobile app has been downloaded more than 1.1 million times since the initial Shop & Scan pilot launch at 54 stores in Michigan last year. During that time, more than 80 percent of Meijer customers have repeatedly used the Shop & Scan app as part of their shopping experience and continued to provide feedback.

The input has allowed the retailer to add enhancements that are most important to shoppers and differ from other retailer shopping apps.

The most popular enhancements highlighted by customers include the integrated shopping list and the ability to clip any available mPerks coupons for items scanned. These features provide a seamless experience saving time and money.

Included in today’s launch are all stores throughout the Chicagoland area, including Aurora, Bloomingdale, St. Charles, Elgin, McHenry and both Bolingbrook locations, as well as five Northwest Indiana stores, including Merrillville, Valparaiso and Michigan City. The retailer also features Meijer Home Delivery and Meijer Pickup options in all Chicagoland area stores.

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