Massachusetts Bill Will Allow Retailers To Replace Price Tags With In-Store Scanners

A bill in Massachusetts supported by retailers and already approved by the House will let stores that sell groceries purchase a waiver from the state providing stores have price-checking scanners in shopping areas so consumers could carry items to the scanner to check prices, drawing opposition from some consumers, according to The Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: It’s understandable that many consumers will resist this change since not everyone is comfortable using scanners. But in time, scanners will replace price tags.

Not having to place price tags on products will bring a big savings to retailers. It will also increase sales, since consumers will be more inclined to buy a product that catches their eye when the price isn’t immediately in their face.

Price scanners will make brick and mortar retailers more competitive for vending operators. Hence, vending operators need to respond by investing in technology that will make them more competitive. 06-27-12 By Elliot Maras