New London Tesco where you’ll be able to walk out without paying at the till

You will soon be able to walk out of a Central London Tesco without paying at the till.

The retailer has decked out its High Holborn Express store with cutting edge technology which will allow customers to ‘just walk out’.

New pay gates and ceiling cameras allow customers to do their shopping and then pay on their device without having to go to a till, Retail Week reports.

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The technology has already been installed, but it isn’t up and running, and the start date is yet to be announced.

It will be the first Tesco store with the new technology to open to the public after Tesco trialled the Trigo tech on staff at its headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

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The High Holborn Express store was also singled out last year when it was opened as Tesco’s first cashless shop open to the public.

Speaking earlier in the year, chief executive Ken Murphy said that Tesco would be “extending to another store to check it in a more urban environment”.

He added: “One of the joys of machine learning is it is continuously improving, so we’re feeling confident that we can put it into another store with higher traffic.”

Tesco is the latest retailer to trial the new tech as Amazon continues to role out its own version of till-less Fresh stores across the UK, with its fifth store opening in North London.

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