Meijer rolls out mobile checkout app at Indianapolis stores

Meijer has expanded its Shop & Scan mobile checkout program to all of its Indianapolis stores, the retailer announced Wednesday.

The mobile app lets shoppers scan their own groceries as they load them into their cart and keeps a running total of the items. Customers can then bag their groceries in the cart and avoid the traditional checkout process by scanning their phone at the self-checkout lane.

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer said the app has been downloaded more than 1.1 million times since it started testing it in Michigan last year. It is now available in 136 Meijer stores in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Meijer has 15 stores in the Indianapolis area. It also plans to offer the service at stores in Kokomo, Muncie and Lafayette.

The app will work with the retailer's mPerks discount program, Meijer said.

Sam’s Club has offered a similar program called Scan & Go for several years. Kroger rolled out a program called Scan, Bag, Go last year that can be used at several area stores.

Walmart tested a similar program but dropped it last year, citing poor feedback and low customer participation.

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