MAPCO Opens Its 1st Grabango-Powered Checkout-Free Store

Technology eliminates lines, save customers time
Grabango-powered checkout-free technology
Photograph courtesy of Grabango

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — MAPCO has opened its first Grabango-powered checkout-free convenience store in Brentwood, Tennessee, in a move announced in February.

The technology from Berkeley, California-based Grabango eliminates lines and saves customers time. Shoppers use the Grabango app for Apple or Android instead of checking out, Grabango said. The experience is fully contactless, as shoppers select the items they want and are billed through the app. Payment is automatic, with no need for barcode scanning.

“We’re excited to offer this game-changing checkout-free technology at our Brentwood location,” said Frederic Chaveyriat, CEO of Franklin, Tennessee-based MAPCO. “We look forward to bringing the same great MAPCO products our Brentwood customers know and love with the added convenience of a checkout-free option.”

Will Glaser, CEO of Grabango, said, “We’re pleased to bring the time-saving benefits of Grabango’s checkout-free solution to another partner, especially one as committed to their shoppers' experience as MAPCO. We know that Grabango will delight shoppers and deliver value to the business as this capability is shared with more MAPCO shoppers every day."

To date, Grabango has signed seven major retail partners, including c-store chains Chevron, bp, Circle K and GetGo as well as two major grocers, the company said. Combined, the company's partners represent more than 375 million square feet of retail space, and each partner has $1 billion or more in annual revenue.

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