Whole Foods- No Checkstands

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Whole Foods- No Checkstands

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I had the chance shop at the new "checkstand free" Whole Foods in Sherman Oaks CA. They remodeled it after the new larger Whole Foods opened about a mile away. I think it was originally a Mrs. Gooches. I have to say I liked it a lot. I liked it more than the new larger Whole Foods they built down the street. If you have the Amazon app it's easiest. If you don't they have a couple of shelf checkout locations. Yes, the store is small....but you just place items in your cart and walk out. You can bag your groceries if you want but compared to a normal Whole Foods, Ralphs, Vons or any other market I was very impressed. I would rather shop this store than the larger new Whole Foods store.
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It was a Westward Ho.
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Sounds like a juicy opportunity for Whole Foods to disguise LESS Service with the allure of "convenience" and technology at a luxury price.

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But also interesting that they have self checkout in conjunction with the "just walk out" - the Amazon Fresh stores do not.

Wonder if they will lose their full service checkstands next?
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CalItalian wrote: May 18th, 2022, 4:21 am It was a Westward Ho.
No. The one that was Westward Ho is next to the freeway. The one they converted is on Coldwater Canyon and that was a Mrs Gooches
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How long after shopping did it take to receive a receipt?

Was there any way to know your total upon exit?
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storewanderer wrote: May 18th, 2022, 11:03 pm How long after shopping did it take to receive a receipt?

Was there any way to know your total upon exit?
This is an area that I think they need to work on. You can see an itemized receipt at exit if you open the Amazon app on your phone, but it's not easily located. It even shows how long you were in the store shopping. I did receive an email receipt, but it was 8 hours later and it was not itemized., but it had a link to an itemized receipt. There was an error I found where it charged me for a 6pack of energy drink when I only bought one, but it was easy to get the refund on line.
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