No cashiers in new Albert Heijn | RetailDetail

No cashiers in new Albert Heijn

No cashiers in new Albert Heijn

Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn has opened a new store in Amsterdam, which will only use self-scanners. If deemed successful, the chain may open more of these stores.

More space for product range

Customers can scan all items while they shop, using a self-scanner or their smartphone, or otherwise they can just scan everything at the "Scan & Go" cash register. Only digital payments are possible as there are no cashiers to deal with payments and return money.


"It is the first time we combine all three self-scanning options in one single store", Albert Heijn's Cees Van Vliet said. There are several advantages to self scanning according to Albert Heijn: shorter lines and more space for its product range as it does not need to install cash register booths. Albert Heijn wants to enable payments through its Appie app as well and has been developing that technology for a while now, it says.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors

Dior exchanges Belgian CFO for British one


After eleven years as Dior Homme’s Chief Creative Officer, Belgian Kris Van Assche is to leave the fashion label to find new challenges. British designer Kim Jones will replace him.

Suitcase brand Rimowa cancels all dealer contracts


Suitcase brand Rimowa, part of luxury group LVMH since 2016, has stopped all of its dealer contracts. It wants to initiate a new procedure soon and only a fraction of the current dealers will get a new contract.

H&M disappoints once again


Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz had to present less than favourable results for its new fiscal year: investor trust has dwindled, now that sales in its home territory have also dropped for the first time in decades.

Bureau of Competition approves Yoox Net-a-Porter bid


The Italian Bureau of Competition has approved Swiss Richemont’s acquisition of Italian fashion webshop Yoox Net-a-Porter. The full bid, yet to be accepted, values the company at 2.7 billion euro.

Donatella Versace stops using fur


Italian fashion brand Versace will no longer use fur: designer Donatella Versace no longer wants to kill animals for fashion, she explained in an interview with The Economist.

"Best year ever" for Danish shoe brand Ecco


Ecco can look back on 2017 as its best financial year ever. The Danish shoe brand, known for its “follow the foot” philosophy, exceeded its own expectations thanks to an 8 % growth.

Back to top