So many of these things are normal to my grocery shopping experiences.
I haven't seen a beggar, or anyone selling things, or looking for signatures outside a store in years, maybe over a decade, and even then it was a rarity.
Plenty of lanes don't have candy, instead they have phone chargers, batteries, eyeglass repair kits, beverage coolers, magazines, etc.
Fairway, my favorite grocery store, doesn't use customer loyalty cards at all, Waldbaums and Keyfood, my other usuals don't require any personal information to get a card.
Lines are never more then 1 or 2 customers ahead.
Cigarettes are exclusively sold at the service counter, never at the registers.
Oh and at Fairway you can buy the ready made lunch foods at its own register/line.
Baggers are the only difference - they are not normal in any of the stores, either the cashiers bag as they ring things up, or the customer bags their own stuff (which quite frankly, I prefer.)