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Checkout-free convenience store opens on Texas college campus

October 12, 2020


Checkout-free technology is growing in popularity among food retailers looking to reduce friction for customers, and the pandemic is helping to amplify the trend by highlighting the advantages of letting shoppers exit stores quickly.

Standard’s installation at the University of Houston’s store, known as Market Next, does not let people pay for purchases other than with the camera-based system. The university sees the fully contactless approach to retail as helpful to keeping the coronavirus from spreading among students and said it plans to add Standard’s technology to additional campus retail facilities during the coming year.

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