Vermont-based Maplefields, with more than 40 c-stores throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, recently rolled out a self-checkout system at three of its locations, according to WCAX-TV.
The company said employees are available to help customers who are unfamiliar with the process.
“For those who want to interact with a staff member, that is never going to go away,” store manager Otto Hansen told WCAX-TV. “That will always be there, and we don’t discourage that,”
After this initial rollout, the chain hopes to use the technology in all of its locations.
Owned and operated by R.L. Vallee Inc., the first Maplefields sign went up in 1998 in Woodstock, Vt., location. In a larger footprint than was typical at the time, Maplefields offered a great selection of wine, delicious bakery items, wonderful food and the Maplefields Coffee experience was born. Since then, nearly all of Vallee’s convenience stores have been upgraded, rebuilt or converted to Maplefields.
Still based in St. Albans, Vt., Maplefields is best known for having a high-quality coffee program and very clean bathrooms all of which boast fresh flowers.
R.L. Vallee Inc. also supplies and transports motor fuels to company operated stores as well as wholesale dealer accounts. R.L. Vallee Inc. is prepared to continue its growth trend in company operated convenience stores and wholesale accounts.