Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 11 November 2023

‘Waitrose of the North? No it’s better!’ Booths customers are DELIGHTED it is axing self-service checkouts in popular decision which they claim will boost jobs, keep prices low and put an end to shoplifting

Shoppers visiting Booths today were delighted about the supermarket axing almost all of its self-service tills.

Booths, which has been dubbed the ‘northern Waitrose‘, said it chose to scrap the machines because it feels customers get a better experience at manned checkouts.

But sources at Waitrose, which has had self-checkouts for 12 years, said unmanned tills continued to be ‘really popular’ with shoppers and would not be removed.

At the Booths supermarket in Burscough, Lancashire, Paula Beckett, 56, said: ‘It’s brilliant, 100 per cent right.

‘Saying that, I’ve just used them for some quick items, but I don’t like using them. They’re basically doing someone’s job for them.

‘And people are stealing, putting two things through instead of one, so they end up putting the prices up.

‘So for me it’s a brilliant decision and it’ll be good for jobs too.’

Jeff and Jean Ratcliffe, in their 80s, were also at the store.

Mr Ratcliffe said: ‘It’s a good decision. People need jobs. When you speak to the staff in Booths you always get good service. It’s a good, friendly family business.’

His wife added: ‘We went to the till today rather that using the scan machine. We always like to do that.’

Another happy customer, Jackie Newton, agreed: ‘It’s fantastic. I read an article about some shops going fully self service. The technology has gone too far.

‘I prefer going to the tills, even if you have to wait a bit. I’ve just had a lovely chat with the lady on the till about Barbados.’

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