ST. LOUIS -- Furr's Supermarkets, Albuquerque, N.M., is already reaping the rewards of moving many of its applications to a client-server environment, and the retailer is aiming to completely shut down its mainframe in December. "When I joined in 1997, we were a big mainframe shop," said John Granger, vice president of MIS and chief information officer for the chain. Granger spoke at the Food Industry Productivity Convention and Exposition held here Oct.31 through Nov. 3. The show was ...

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