Woolworths goes alone in customer service change

TRADITIONAL APPROACH: Manned supermarket check-outs have always been a part of post-war Australian life with Foster’s Foodland shop assistant Justine Brown serving customer Peter Hockey yesterday.

THE first self-serve check-outs are in the process of being installed in the Millicent Woolworths supermarket.

Such facilities are becoming commonplace at larger supermarkets around the nation.

Once completed, Millicent shoppers will have the choice of either going to the traditional manned check-out or scanning their own purchases and then paying for them.

Over a dozen specialised shop-fitters have been working after-hours at the Davenport Street premises


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