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Aldi: Will you always have to look into a camera at the checkout soon?

Aldi: Will you soon have to look into a camera at the checkout every time you buy these products?

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Your purchase may soon be a Aldi reminiscent of an agent movie!

The discounter plans to carry out facial recognition for customers. Tests abroad Aldi already the project.

Aldi: facial recognition in the supermarket?

Despite the hardships caused by Corona, delivery bottlenecks and now inflation, Aldi is always working to improve in-store purchases.

The discounter is increasingly relying on artificial intelligence. In the near future, a new function in the store will primarily support employees. According to the Lebensmittel Zeitung, the discounter is already testing automatic age recognition at the checkout in Great Britain.

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This is Aldi:

  • Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are two distinct groups of companies in Essen and Mülheim
  • Aldi stands for Albrecht-Discount: in 1913 Karl Albrecht opened his bakery in Essen
  • In 1962 the family business was converted into a pure discount and took the current name “Aldi”.
  • The separation into north and south occurred in 1961
  • Aldi is now one of the ten largest retail groups in the world
  • All world branches are assigned to the two companies based in the cities of the Ruhr area



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The company doesn’t want to get to know customers better, but to prevent minors from buying alcohol. In Germany, 16-year-olds can only buy beer, wine and sparkling wine.

Aldi: The Viminale accompanies the project

For other alcoholic beverages, customers must be of legal age. A camera at the self check-out is intended to testify to this regulation and protect personnel from attacks.

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According to “Lebensmittel Zeitung”, the Ministry of the Interior in Great Britain supports the campaign in Aldi. It is not yet clear if and when there will be such tests in Germany. (nb)


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