The installation of self-checkouts in Channel Islands Co-operative stores has proved such a hit that a quarter of transactions in the stores are now going through the terminals.

The NCR FastLane self-checkouts were installed this month in five of Channel Islands Co-op's large and small format oulets in Jersey and Guernsey. Each store has installed four self-checkouts with one attendant station.

Jim Hopley, Channel Islands Co-operative retail controller, said: "Customers in both our larger and smaller format stores have really taken to self-checkout. Users and non-users of self-checkout see benefits in the technology."