Go to Safeway to do your shopping online at Tesco - sounds ridiculous, but it could be possible as Safeway today put Internet kiosks in three of its UK stores.
The coin-operated touch screen terminals are available on a trial basis in stores in Camden, Chippenham and Edinburgh, providing 10 minutes of Internet access for £2.
Safeway doesn't yet provide a shopping facility through its website, but has other advanced technology initiatives including home shopping using a bar code reading Palm Pilot device with a modem and an in-store self-scanning service.
Roger Ramsden, brand marketing director for Safeway said: "I'm sure it will prove very popular with our customers - both Internet fans and newcomers alike."
However, Safeway was unable to respond by press time to the possibility that users might shop online at rival stores using the terminals. "It's a very good question," said a spokeswoman.
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