American supercentre and grocery store chain Meijer is set to introduce a streamlined shopping checkout programme, Shop & Scan , across all stores this year.

To use the Shop & Scan shopping checkout programme, customers need to download the Maijer app onto their mobile device.

Customers can use Shop & Scan, which is integrated with the company’s mPerks programme, to scan barcodes on products using their mobile phones during shopping.

“This technology joins our curb side pickup and home delivery programmes to provide yet another option for Meijer customers to personalise their shopping experience.”

After completing shopping, customers need to scan their phone at a self-checkout machine to pay and bag the groceries.

Meijer chief information officer Terry Ledbetter said: “Shop & Scan will make the Meijer experience dramatically faster and more convenient for our customers.

“This technology joins our curbside pickup and home delivery programs to provide yet another option for Meijer customers to personalize their shopping experience.”

Shop and Scan programme has initially been launched at selected stores in November last year as a part of a trial. Since then 12,000 Meijer customers have downloaded the app and the retailer plans to launch the programme at all its stores by the end of the summer.

Established in 1934, Meijer currently offers products across various domains, including fresh produce and meat, pharmacies, departments, pets, garden centres, electronics and toys.

The retailer currently operates 235 supercentres and grocery stores across Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky states.