I have previously linked to the excellent series of monthly blog posts by James Stewart on issues in retail, usually focussing on insolvency articles.
After battling the crowds at Southland shopping centre on the weekend, James’ article on developments in the payments system gave me some hope things might improve for next year at least. It seems your smart phone may soon replace the cash register. Simply scan items as you collect them, put them in a bag in your trolley, pay at a smart terminal at the store exit and you are out of there. No registers!
The article is at the following link.