Mark Tosh

Mark
Tosh
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KROGER IS GEARING UP TO FACE MORE SUPERCENTER COMPETITION 
CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here expects competitive pressure from supercenters and other low-cost operators to increase this year and, according to observers,
NEWS & SOLUTIONS 
As more retailers offer electronic payment options in their stores, debit-card transactions are becoming a preferred form of payment and giving credit
SECURITY EXCHANGE 
Amid the continuing search for data communications methods that are secure, standardized and cost-effective, there are growing indications the Internet
BUYER AWARE 
NEW YORK -- As the pace of product launches and enhancements continues unabated in the area of new technology, management information systems executives
DEFINE, DEVELOP, IMPLEMENT 
Leading-edge practitioners today already are taking a multipronged approach to creating product assortments that better meet the needs of customers and
ABM TREATISE 
Eliminating wasteful costs and establishing more efficient methods to deliver product to the shelf are major goals of Efficient Consumer Response. But
CONNECTIVE ISSUE 
Early advocates of Efficient Consumer Response once estimated the annual savings from widespread use of electronic data interchange at some $14 billion.
NEWS & SOLUTION DISTRIBUTIONS 
Leading-edge distributors and suppliers charging ahead with aggressive continuous replenishment programs are reaping the rewards of lower inventory, faster
TRAFFIC COURTING 
TROY, Mich. -- Attention supermarket operators: Kmart is getting more aggressive in the grocery aisle.As part of a wide-ranging redesign of its traditional
CONSUMING PASSION 
In the four years since the Efficient Consumer Response initiative was launched, the supermarket industry has undoubtedly become more efficient.Excess
SUPPLY SIDE ECR-ONOMICS 
Efficient Consumer Response was the wake-up call heard throughout the grocery industry just a few years ago when alternative-format stores and deep discounters
'PRIMETIME' REPLAYS FOOD LION TAPE 
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Food-handling procedures at Food Lion once again came under the spotlight when ABC News last week rebroadcast portions of the 1992
HANDY SWIPES 
As an increasing number of states begin rolling out electronic benefits transfer programs, there is growing concern among supermarket retailers about
ASSORTED AFFAIRS 
Product mix on store shelves is expected to come under greater scrutiny this year as distributors and suppliers tackle in earnest the Efficient Consumer
CONSIGNED TO THE FUTURE 
With an eye on reducing inventory, improving cash flow and forging stronger vendor relationships, a number of leading retailers have stepped up their
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