Giant Eagle goes cashierless at more GetGo stores

Grabango checkout-free payment to launch in four Pittsburgh-area locations


Russell Redman, Supermarket News

Sep 03, 2021


Following up a one-store soft launch a year ago, Giant Eagle is deploying checkout-free payment technology from Grabango at another four GetGo Café+Market convenience/fuel locations in Pennsylvania.


Berkeley, Calif.-based Grabango said this week that its cashierless solution is now live at GetGo stores in the greater Pittsburgh communities of Ross Township, Wexford, Cranberry Township and Mars. These locations were chosen to create a “local network effect,” so shoppers can use the system at multiple GetGo stores in their area, the tech company said.


The Grabango deployment at the O’Hara GetGo store in Fox Chapel, Pa., last September marked the technology’s first commercial launch. Giant Eagle and Grabango had been piloting the solution under a partnership announced in midsummer 2020.


“As we continue doubling down on creating the best in-store experience for customers, we remain drawn to Grabango because of their commitment to delivering an optimized, safe and easy experience for our loyal Giant Eagle and GetGo shoppers,” Rug Phatak, senior director of marketing for GetGo, said in a statement...