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Ahold’s Stop & Shop division in New England reportedly will begin testing a “Shopping Buddy” shopping cart screen that will scan loyalty cards, offer news and information about previously purchased items, provide alerts about sale items, provide a store map, allow consumers to pre-order deli items, and even give consumers the ability to scan items for self-checkout purposes.
KC's View:
We haven’t been able the confirm the rumor that the cart also will make a helluva cup of coffee and babysit small children…

But we're hopeful