Linda Purpura

Articles by Linda Purpura
GIANT EAGLE EXPECTS SAVINGS BY OUTSOURCING UTILITY AUDITING 
PITTSBURGH -- By outsourcing its utility bill processing and auditing to a third party, Giant Eagle here expects to save more than 1% in utility costs.Giant
IT SUPERHIGHWAY 
A wide variety of information technologies, from onboard computer systems that can pinpoint a truck's location via a global positioning system to computerized
AMERICAN STORES PLANS TO BUILD DC ON LANCASTER, PA. SITE 
SALT LAKE CITY -- American Stores here plans to construct a distribution facility on more than 160 acres it acquired in Lancaster, Pa., last month. Road
DEPOT DECISIONS 
Warehouse-management systems have become almost an operational necessity in the supermarket industry, especially for maximizing efficiencies in inventory
FLEMING COS. OFFERS CBT UNBUNDLED FOR INDEPENDENTS 
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here earlier this month began selling updated computer-based training packages in an unbundled format designed to make CBT
FURR'S WAREHOUSING SYSTEM LINKS INTO BUYING FUNCTIONS 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Furr's Supermarkets here is in the process of implementing supply-chain software that handles warehouse operations as well as buying
STRONG ERGONOMICS 
Ergonomic considerations, whether incorporated into materials-handling equipment or the way orders are selected for building pallets, are playing a bigger
STUDY SAYS CARRIERS KEY TO PERISHABLES QUALITY 
WACONIA, Minn. -- Companies shipping temperature-sensitive products identified third-party logistics providers and carriers as the key links in the supply
WEGMANS WILL TEST VOICE-DIRECTED PICKING TECHNOLOGY 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets here plans to test voice-directed picking technology in the fresh food area at its distribution center here this
BRUNO'S WAREHOUSE TESTS PLASTIC PALLET USE 
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Bruno's here is considering a switch from wooden crates to plastic pallets within the next month, pending results of a pilot test
SAFEWAY GEARING UP INBOUND FREIGHT-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here is installing an inbound freight-management system to optimize inbound transportation for the company's 1,368 stores
STUDENTS MAKE NEW, SAFER SHOPPING CART 
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A shopping cart designed to minimize the chance of tipping over or allowing a child to fall out won a nationwide contest of young engineers,
PRICE CHOPPER BRINGS HOME SHOPPING IN-HOUSE 
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- The Golub Corp. here, parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, has dramatically changed its home shopping service. Rather than
PEERLESS PICKING 
Paperless picking technologies, from relatively mainstream pick-to-light systems to newer wearable and voice-activated technology, are helping distributors
MEIJER INC. CONSOLIDATING ITS EDI AND NETWORKING SERVICES 
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In a move that will allow Meijer Inc. here to simplify its electronic data interchange systems as well as provide a future gateway

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