SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. is replacing the point-of-sale system in all of its stores with an unorthodox Linux-based platform that is the "the lowest-cost POS solution available," according to the chain's chief information officer. "Based on our internal analysis, this is the least expensive POS solution on a per-lane basis to acquire and maintain, any way you look at it," said William L. Homa, senior vice president and CIO for Hannaford Bros. He also expects the system to enable ...

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