Adam Blair

Adam
Blair
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INNOVATIONS DRAW FOOD DISTRIBUTORS TO SIAL 
PARIS -- More than 132,000 attendees on the lookout for innovations in food and beverage products, packaging and marketing gathered here last week for
SIAL 2000 
PARIS -- The European food industry is weighing the potential benefits of the Internet and so far concluding that business-to-business applications provide
Y2K EFFORTS NOW FOCUS ON CALMING CONSUMERS 
WASHINGTON -- The great unknown of the year-2000 problem, and potentially its most troublesome aspect, is how consumers will behave as 1999 draws to a
PRODUCT SITE DESIGNED WITH RETAILERS IN MIND 
NEW YORK -- Even though it has only been on-line for two months, www.inretail.com, a product-based, retailer-only Web site, already lists a wide variety
CBT CUTS TRAINING TIME, TURNOVER FOR FLEMING 
CHICAGO -- Benefits from the use of computer-based training extend beyond cutting the time needed to prepare employees for work on the "front lines" of
APPLY YIELD MANAGEMENT TO LOYALTY CARDS, RETAILERS URGED 
CHICAGO -- Retailers may be distributing frequent-shopper cards in record numbers, but some are expressing dissatisfaction with the overall performance
ANDRONICO'S MARKET TO TEST BREAKING GROUND IN SBT 
ALBANY, Calif. -- In what may become a model for bringing the benefits of scan-based trading to smaller chains and independents, Andronico's Market here
FOOD-STAMP EBT GLITCH SPURS JERSEY BUYING SPREE 
TRENTON, N.J. -- A data-processing error that credited the electronic benefits transfer accounts of 140,000 New Jersey food-stamp recipients 11 days early
RISCON TAKES NEW NAME, WILL FOCUS ON E-COMMERCE 
WASHINGTON -- Hitching its wagon to the fast-rising star of electronic commerce, the National Retail Federation here has narrowed the scope of its Retail
CONSORTIUM FORMED TO SET STANDARDS FOR SOURCE TAGS 
NEW YORK -- Three of the world's largest consumer packaged-goods companies last week formed a consortium to jump-start the slow-but-steady growth of source
POS DATA TO POWER EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION 
While ensuring that actual physical product is handled, sorted and transported as efficiently as possible will remain a crucial part of future distribution
OUTSOURCING ADDS EDI FUNCTIONALITY FOR KMART CHAIN 
TROY, Mich. -- Along the way to moving all its merchandising, purchasing, payment and related transactions from paper-based communications to electronic
FMI MARKETECHNICS 
NEW ORLEANS -- Achieving exact synchronization of price, promotion and item maintenance data between retailers and direct-store-delivery vendors remains
THE BIG PICTURE 
NEW YORK -- Minimizing the effects of the year-2000 problem remains a top priority for information-technology executives, but the vast majority -- nearly
E.W. JAMES PLANS UPGRADE OF POS SYSTEMS CHAINWIDE 
UNION CITY, Tenn. -- A point-of-sale upgrade employing PC technology at E.W. James & Sons here will enable the retailer to more easily link its front
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