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If you go down to the shops today, you're sure of a big surprise

If you go to the Broadacres SuperSpar in Johannesburg's far north, you'll notice something out of the ordinary on the shelves. In the place of the usual paper price labels and barcodes are electronic tags displaying the prices of the products on sale.
Image credit: Tech Central
Image credit: Tech Central
If you've been in a supermarket in Western Europe or Japan in the last couple of years, there's a good chance you've already seen electronic shelf labelling, or ESL, in action.

Now the technology is starting to make its presence felt in SA supermarkets, with 84 Spar outlets having rolled it out and Pick n Pay trialling the technology in its stores in KwaZulu-Natal. Metcash Group has also deployed the technology at its Trade Centre stores.

Read the full article on TechCentral here.


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