Following on from the introduction of checkout-free shopping at an Argos, Sainsbury’s has announced the debut of a till-free concept at its Holborn Circus convenience store in London. The concept uses the SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go app. All checkouts and till areas have been removed from the premises. Shoppers must download the app to their phones to be able to shop the store, which specialises in food-to-go. Items are scanned in as they are added to a basket, with payment made via a QR code upon exit. A separate helpdesk is available for shoppers wishing to pay with cash or card. The trial is currently scheduled to last for three months.