CARTERET, N.J. -- Aiming to improve checkout productivity, reduce shrink and create a single scanning platform for its checkouts, Pathmark Stores here said it expects to complete a rollout of "smart" scanner technology across its 144-store chain by November. The new system, called the Magellan 8500, is from PSC, Portland, Ore. Pathmark previously used multiple scanning technologies, including an older PSC system. The chain has purchased 2,150 Magellan 8500 scanners for the point of sale and ...

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