PLAINWELL, Mich. -- Harding's Friendly Markets here recently implemented software that gathers product sales information directly from the point of sale. The chain plans to use the information for more precise ordering than was possible based only on order histories. The software can capture 64 weeks of product movement on a store-by-store basis, according to Curt DeVries, director of information systems at Harding's. In the past, the retailer based orders on warehouse withdrawal ...

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