Thermal Cameras In Kroger Supermarket?

I'm assuming by "high-tech infrared cameras" they're talking about thermal, in this Consumerist article (links to a WSJ article that's behind their paywall).

Funny enough, the writer's "mom and pop grocery store" anecdote works equally well in large stores... I know at most of our local supermarkets, if things start to back up, a cashier will hop on the phone and put out a public announcement for reinforcements. Seems to work well enough, as another register usually opens within a minute or so.

Maybe today's crop of Kroger cashiers aren't as quick-thinking, though...

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