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Stop & Shop store to feature new technologies


QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is opening a new store that will include new features that emphasize customer experience, the company said.

Stop & Shop, a division of the U.S. subsidiary of Dutch supermarket operator Ahold, said the Wayland, Mass., store would include nine complementary electric car charging stations, as well as numerous energy-efficient features. The store's grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 16.

The store will also include natural and organic foods, the chain's Healthy Ideas shelf tags and special tags for gluten-free foods. Features designed for customer convenience will include "Scan It!" mobile shopping to allow customers to scan, tally and receive personal savings while they shop using smartphones; an "Order It!" kiosk at the deli that allows customers to order items and then pick them up at their convenience; "Weigh It!" scales that interface with Scan It!; "Check It!" self-scan registers; and alerts that customers can receive on their phones.

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