Automated self-serve, and RFID chips gone amok. JCPenney to be first to contribute to more unemployment in this country.
I haven't been to a JC Penney in awhile, but it used to be a decent store now with these new implementations, I dolubt I'd ever walk into a JC Penney again for anything. I hope their stupid idea back fires on them big time, but it won't.
You see I used to work in retail, those "sales" you get many people don't know the dirty little secret is they mark-up the items maybe as high as 50% before they put a "sale" on them. Unfortunate that many people will never believe this. These people or not in business to give customers a "break on items."
Another clue as to the state of the real economy.
Here's the story:
JCPenney’s To Eliminate Check-Out Clerks « CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s been a hundred years since James Cash Penney opened his first store in Wyoming.
Now, the retail chain – with more than a thousand outlets – is struggling to turn a profit even though lots of people love the store.Penney’s CEO Ron Johnson says the store will switch the traditional bar codes on price tags to RFID’s – or radio frequency identification chips – and use self-service checkout machines found in many grocery stores.