ROSWELL, Ga. -- Harry's Farmers Market here will forecast this week's sales of seasonal Halloween items with the help of a home-grown software program and the likes of Willard Scott. Weather statistics, drawn daily from meteorology resources stored on the Internet, are fed into the retailer's forecasting and analysis software to develop more precise sales projections. Harry's has achieved forecasting accuracy levels ranging from 93% to 97% by combining weather information with more ...

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