NEW YORK — The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, will conduct a multi-store pilot project in the first quarter of 2012 to validate new enhancements to a standard for fresh item management (FIM) intended to improve product safety and traceability. The standard was developed by the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), the standards division of the National Retail Federation. Following the Kroger test, ARTS will publish the enhanced standard for use by the industry. The FIM ...

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