DALLAS -- Implementation of scan-based trading for magazines will substantially reduce labor costs for retailers, according to an official with H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio. H-E-B is testing scan-based trading in several stores and results have been astonishing. "Moving to scan-based trading for our company -- just in labor savings alone are well in excess of $1 million a year. This savings is just from the elimination of back-room checking," said Bob Callahan, director of category ...

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