OTG brings checkout-free shopping to airports

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OTG will use Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in select CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, the hospitality group has announced.

From March 16, 2020, in CIBO Express Gourmet Market at Newark Liberty’s Terminal C and later at additional stores at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia Airports, travelers will be able to buy food and beverage items without stopping to check out. By using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in these markets, travelers can quickly enter the store using their credit card, select the items they wish to purchase, and leave.

“We’ve found that shoppers truly appreciate checkout-free retail experiences, so we’re thrilled to be working with OTG to bring our proven Just Walk Out technology to its airport stores,” said Dilip Kumar, vice president, physical retail and technology at Amazon. “Travelers in the busy Newark Liberty Terminal C will no longer have to assess store lines to determine if they can quickly grab that snack, bottle of water, or travel essential they need before their flight.”

According to Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG, the introduction of Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in OTG stores promises to revolutionize the airport experience for travelers. He added that this work with Amazon is another step in OTG’s ongoing commitment to providing its guests with a frictionless experience.

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