New apps let grocery shoppers scan, pay and skip checkout lines By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF email@example.com Feb 7, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email This image provided by Walmart shows the company’s new Scan & Go app, which can be used at the Walmart store on Fairview Avenue in Meridian. Courtesy Walmart Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Walmart has a new program that allows shoppers to scan merchandise while they shop and skip the checkout line. Walmart announced the new feature is available at its Meridian store at 4051 E. Fairview Ave. Shoppers can download the company’s Scan & Go app to their smartphones and use it to scan merchandise as they shop in the store. The app will keep a running total of the items in the cart. Shoppers then pay for groceries through the app and show the receipt on their phone to a Walmart associate on the way out, according to a company press release.Fred Meyer stores also have a similar program that will be available at 26 of its locations this year called Scan, Bag, Go.The Kroger Co., Fred Meyer’s owner, built the Scan, Bag, Go technology, which allows customers to use a wireless handheld scanner or the Scan, Bag, Go app on their personal device to scan and bag products as they shop. Customers then pay at a self-checkout, though they’ll eventually be able to pay through the app, according to a press release. More from this section Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop open to the public in Meridian Posted: Feb. 18, 2018 Bruchi's brings cheesesteaks to Meridian Last updated: Feb. 16, 2018 Brighton to break ground on 55-and-up community Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 Meridian Crossroads shopping center under new ownership Last updated: Feb. 15, 2018 City councilwoman says changing election process would bring more candidates, level playing field Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!