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By Emma @glasgowfoodie

Waitrose has signed an exclusive partnership with Hiku to launch the scanning device in Britain.

The technology, developed by the Silicon Valley-based company, allows customers to scan Waitrose barcodes at home and add them to their online shopping baskets.

The Hiku scanning device comes with voice recognition technology.

Shoppers can also use the Hiku app on their smartphones mobiles to scan products while in a store.

According to Waitrose, customers will want to use the Hiku scanner at home with its ability to scans barcodes four times faster than using an app on a mobile device.

Waitrose staff will carry out trials using the innovative device with customer trials to take place at home early next year.

For those wishing to take part in the trial, they can sign up on the Hiku website.

Waitrose is introducing the Hiku technology as part of its Hot Ideas programme.

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A treat for all this Christmas, this tasty Waitrose Christmas Slate Cheeseboard, £10, is the perfect way to relax with a delcious glass of wine over the festive period.

There are four classic cheeses to enjoy including Bleu d’ Auvergne, French Brie, Yorkshire Wensleydale & Cranberries and Mature Cheddar.

French Bleu d’ Auvergne is produced exclusively for Waitrose in the Auvergne region with the ripening carried out in cool well aired cellars.

Ducey French Brie is produced in Normandy with a mild and creamy taste and smooth texture.

Hawes Real Yorkshire Wensleydale and Cranberries is crafted by hand, as it always has been, by a devoted team of master cheese-makers. Creamy white Real Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese is carefully combined with the delicate fruity succulence of pure, sweet cranberries for a deliciously sweet and tangy taste.

Taw Valley Mature Cheddar is rich and complex, with impact and depth. This firm-textured versatile cheese is equally at home in sauces or enjoyed with crackers and chutney.

 

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Waitrose Christmas Slate Cheeseboard, £10


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