Supermarket chain Albert Heijn wants to open small unmanned shops in Belgium
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Supermarket chain Albert Heijn wants to open small unmanned shops in Belgium

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Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn wants to open at least 100 small, unmanned shops in various office spaces in Belgium and the Netherlands, it announced on Thursday.

These are small supermarkets with a limited range of products, without staff and where customers scan their purchases themselves.

The chain plans to open at least 25 in Belgium. It is banking on places where many people work, such as the offices of large companies or co-working areas.

Albert Heijn announced on Wednesday that it wanted to recruit 500 people in Flanders. They will be needed, among other things, to supply these new supermarkets.

The Brussels Times