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Old 01-11-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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I think it works like this in all of Europe. Haven't seen a designated bagger anywhere. That is what my point was.
I don't recall seeing any baggers in the areas of Europe I've visited either, but they were all markets in large urban areas. They either had a bar that switched between two spaces at the end of the conveyor belt so that one shopper can bag their items, while they ring up another shopper, who would then bag theirs at the other separated space.


If they didn't have this, they had a long table at the back or side for all shoppers to carry their items over to bag themselves. In addition to Europe, I recall Japan also had this table arrangement.

Have never seen either of this set-up in the US.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't recall seeing any baggers in the areas of Europe I've visited either, but they were all markets in large urban areas. They either had a bar that switched between two spaces at the end of the conveyor belt so that one shopper can bag their items, while they ring up another shopper, who would then bag theirs at the other separated space.


If they didn't have this, they had a long table at the back or side for all shoppers to carry their items over to bag themselves. In addition to Europe, I recall Japan also had this table arrangement.

Have never seen either of this set-up in the US.
There are some grocery stores with that highlighted set-up here in Quebec (Canada). I was at one last night in fact.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Here is a picture of what I am talking about:


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Old 01-12-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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^^^ Yes, and also where the directional bar is located towards the bagging end.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I think it works like this in all of Europe. Haven't seen a designated bagger anywhere. That is what my point was.
...and my point was that learning the way they do some grocery shopping in Europe wasn't a shock, but still a learning curve. I was rather offended at the degree the shopkeeper reacted when I dare pick up an apple. They were quite rude about it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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There are some grocery stores with that highlighted set-up here in Quebec (Canada). I was at one last night in fact.
Real Canadian Superstores do that here. Like you mention, no frill type stores where you bag your own, seem to have this set up.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Unicoi, Tennessee
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I'm a U.S. citizen and have lived in most regions in the States. I was born in Appalachia (northeast TN), lived in Wyoming during college, Illinois, Utah, and a couple of states in New England. I moved to the Czech Republic for a year to attend grad school, and other than the language, didn't experience any culture shock per say. Czech culture and U.S. culture definitely aren't similar, but I was more fascinated than shocked. I loved the Czech Republic so much that I'm currently in the process of moving back.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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The U.S. is not first world.

Canada, Australia, Japan, and some European countries are first world.

The Gini Index is horrible in the U.S.A. (Gap between rich and poor), public schools are being replaced by under-performing charter schools (for profit), SOCIAL security is not social (even though the goverment collects social security from you) and it does not include social healthcare, and the cities are not walk-able so people get very heavy.

The U.S. is second world.

Some U.S. cities are first world but that does not mean the entire country is first world.
My old boss would disagree. He said that America is the ONLY first world country, and everything is perfect in America. Every other country is third world.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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My old boss would disagree. He said that America is the ONLY first world country, and everything is perfect in America. Every other country is third world.
dementia?
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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I don't recall seeing any baggers in the areas of Europe I've visited either, but they were all markets in large urban areas. They either had a bar that switched between two spaces at the end of the conveyor belt so that one shopper can bag their items, while they ring up another shopper, who would then bag theirs at the other separated space.


If they didn't have this, they had a long table at the back or side for all shoppers to carry their items over to bag themselves. In addition to Europe, I recall Japan also had this table arrangement.

Have never seen either of this set-up in the US.
The Food 4 Less warehouse chain,owned by Kroger/Ralphs, has that setup.
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