Mapco opens second checkout-free store

  • August 1, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Mapco has launched its second checkout-free store. Using technology from California-based Grabango, the store is in Nashville, Tennessee.

It allows shoppers to skip the queue instead of waiting to check out.

“We’re thrilled to bring Grabango’s seamless checkout experience to additional Nashville customers, who want quick and efficient visits,” said Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO of Mapco. “We are seeing an increasing number of our shoppers opt for this faster, convenient checkout option, furthering our commitment to offering Mapco customers a better break when they shop in-store.”

As a checkout-free technology provider for large-scale store chains, Grabango uses computer vision to eliminate two of the biggest pain points experienced by shoppers – waiting in a queue and scanning items. By making checking out fast and easy, Grabango can boost shopper loyalty, reduce shrink and improve store operations. The easily-installed system does not require shelf sensors, changes to store layout or product mix, and operates seamlessly in large format stores.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Mapco with a second Grabango-powered store and to bring checkout-free shopping to more of their shoppers,” said Grabango CEO Will Glaser. “Grabango is a true retrofit that simplifies shopping without burdening the retailer. Shoppers can pay with a credit card, debit card or use their mobile wallet.”

Grabango’s platform is a fault-tolerant, edge computing network that accurately processes millions of simultaneous transactions. The system places no limits on who can enter the store, what can be sold there, or how the shelving is configured.

Operating in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi, Mapco stores offer a wide array of products and services. Shoppers can refresh and recharge with freshly brewed coffee, packaged snacks and drinks, fuel, and special deals through the My Reward$ loyalty programme. Mapco and its subsidiaries also operate a fuel logistics business comprised of 48 tankers and a fuel wholesale and fleet group serving hundreds of accounts.