The popularity of self serve checkouts has been confirmed in a survey conducted by Tesco's this week. Shoppers welcomed the chance to further avoid interacting with real people yet feel more improvements could be made.
The supermarket giant has taken on board suggestions to include regional dialects in the computerised voice guiding customers through the whole process.
A choice will be made of Scouse, Geordie, Lancashire, Brummie and Cockney accents by the end of the year, advising customers that they have an 'th'unexpected item in th'bagging areas happen'
Plans are in the pipeline to include celebrity voices including Arthur Askey, Michael Barrett from 70s show 'Nationwide', Helen Shapiro and Ethel Merman.