KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Development of a cashier training tool using speech recognition and imaging technology, to get under way at Balls Food Stores here in the coming weeks, could lead to design of a voice-activated point-of-sale system. The retailer and its vendor partner are building a data base that will contain computerized images of some 400 produce items, said Brad Riffel, director of information systems operations. The data base will support a cashier training system focused ...

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