Gail Roberts

Articles by Gail Roberts
ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS GAINING, STUDY SHOWS 
TAMPA, Fla. -- Retailers are installing electronic payment systems at record rates, even though it costs substantially more to process a debit or credit
1ST SUPERMARKET TECHNICAL SCHOOL LAUNCHED 
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Seven New Jersey retailers and a vocational school here have begun what industry sources say is the nation's first technical training
MICROMARKETING IS GAINING WIDER USE 
NEW YORK -- Brand marketers are turning to micromarketing tools that tie consumer buying patterns to specific stores through more efficient use of data
TWO ROUTES TO SAVINGS 
Supermarkets have found two ways to improve efficiency and save money on transportation. Paradoxically, one gives them greater control, while the other
SAVE MART REDUCES STAFF USING AUTOMATED DSD 
TAMPA, Fla. -- Save Mart was able to cut its accounts payable staff by 65% after automating its direct-store-delivery system.That was just one of the
APT SAYS IT'S TIME TO GET ON-LINE 
NEW YORK -- This is the year for marketers to hitch their brands to the rising star of electronic marketing, according to an executive with Advanced Promotion
FARM FRESH ROLLS OUT ANTI-THEFT TAGS 
NORFOLK, Va. -- Farm Fresh here is rolling out an anti-shoplifting system chainwide following a four-month test in three stores.The program is credited
HANNAFORD TO LINK UNITS WITH SATELLITE NETWORK 
SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. here is rolling out a $2.3 million satellite network to link its 100 stores in the Northeast.The network will simplify
TECHNOLOGY DRAWS A CROWD 
TAMPA, Fla. -- A record number of retailers will be attending the MarkeTechnics show here this week, reflecting a surge of interest in technology that
SYSTEMS MERGER CREATES BIG DEBIT CARD NETWORK 
DEARBORN, Mich. -- Use of debit cards by supermarkets is getting a major boost in the Midwest with the merger of point-of-sale and automated teller networks
LIGTH SWITCH 
Bright lights may be crucial for showcasing products and luring customers into supermarkets, but they also use lots of energy. Now some farsighted managers
GREGERSON'S BATTLES COMPETITION 
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- With only eight stores in northern Alabama, Gregerson's Foods is a David next to its Goliath-size competitors, which include Bruno's,
STUDY SUPPORTS FREQUENT-SHOPPER PROGRAMS 
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- With supermarkets facing shopper loyalty challenges comparable to those that worry brand marketers, frequent-shopper programs can
LOGGING IN THE HOURS 
To make sure no labor is ever lost, retailers are turning to computers to help them schedule their staffs.New software is letting retailers use point-of-sale
INTERIM SOLUTIONS 
The industry's fragile bottom line is lending weight to an emerging strategy of holding back from switching en masse to chlorine-free refrigerants.Two

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