Aldi Follows Walmart – Barcodes And The Productivity Of Shopping

[Codango: As a consumer, I have always been impressed with Aldi’s business model. As a side note – many Americans are under the impression that Aldi’s is an Italian name or enterprise. It isn’t – it’s German.]

Tim Worstall/Forbes: An interesting little story about how one might increase the productivity of retail services.

Aldi has a reputation that its checkout people scan items some 40% faster than those in other retail stores.

This quite clearly increases the productivity of that labour.

More work being done in less time, that’s an increase in productivity.

The why though is what is of interest…

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