Adam Blair

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NRF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
NEW YORK -- The National Retail Federation has acquired the Association for Retail Technology Standards, a retailer-led group seeking to establish open-systems
MINYARD SETS PROMOTIONAL SIGNAGE DEAL 
COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here will begin using in-store signage that contains a manufacturer's account-specific message within a retailer-approved
THINKING RETAIL 
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Nicholas Trivisonno wants to expand how retailers see ACNielsen, and vice versa."In the past, we treated the retailer as a data source,"
IT'S ABOUT TIME 
Who would have thought two little digits could cause so many big problems?Dealing with the year-2000 computer problem is already straining heavily burdened
EBT BLUES 
The country's slow but ongoing move from a paper-based government-issued benefits system to one using electronic benefits transfer has many retailers
DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY ROI CALLED DISAPPOINTING 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- While acknowledging that adoption of new technologies has brought efficiency to a wide variety of distribution operations, executives
PRODUCTIVITY '98 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The complementary strengths of independent retailers and full-line wholesalers make for a powerful combination even in an increasingly
HELP WANTED 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Even as distribution executives increasingly depend on sophisticated automation and information technology to get products to the
CHECKOUT DIVIDERS GIVE RALPHS, RETAILERS A CLEAN BREAK 
COMPTON, Calif. -- Brightly colored checkout lane dividers that are replaced on a regular basis help maintain the image of a clean store environment,
SCAN-TASTIC 
Not only does the point-of-sale contain the most technology per square inch in the supermarket, it's also the only in-store destination visited by every
THE LOSS PATROL 
Technology continues to play a significant role in supermarkets' loss-prevention efforts -- mostly positive. The use of more open computer systems, in
EYE ON IT 
NEW YORK -- In today's fast-paced, information-driven retail environment, executives are learning to think "outside the box" and mustering the necessary
FMI EPS GROUP DIGS INTO TRANSACTION COSTS 
WASHINGTON -- The Electronic Payment Systems committee of the Food Marketing Institute here has completed its first round of meetings with key players
COIN KIOSKS AT KROGER TO ADD COUPON-DISPENSING FUNCTION 
CINCINNATI -- Coin-counting kiosks in the Columbus, Ohio Kroger Marketing Area of Kroger Co. here will add coupon dispensing to their functions when a
FRONT-END FOCUS 
As front-end functions increase in number and complexity, achieving point-of-sale efficiency becomes an increasingly difficult challenge for retailers.
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