Ex-Walmart exec says theft helped kill Walmart's cashierless tech


Maybe cashierless grocery is not the best move after all. Former Walmart exec Joel Larson suggested that cashierless stores resulted in increased theft, with one "customer [who] tried to leave a Walmart store with a cart of about 100 items, only 40 of which he had scanned." I've talked before about how all the attention on cashierless, started by Amazon with Go, could be the ecommerce giant's long con, diverting attention toward something difficult while waiting to drop the real retail solution. Maybe some are catching on?


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