SAN DIEGO -- Supermarket retailers are focusing on investing in more customer-tangible technologies this year, like updating front-end checkouts, as opposed to initiatives that improve back-end logistics. That was the sentiment of several retailers and industry observers interviewed by SN during and after Food Marketing Institute's Marketechnics 2002 technology show here last week. Updating self-checkout lanes with the latest-generation equipment or installing stationary scanners that are ...

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