CHICAGO -- Although the millennium is still 19 months away, major retailers have only about seven months to become "year-2000 compliant," said one supermarket technology expert. Appearing here last week at the Food Marketing Institute Speaks presentation, Ed Gropp, senior vice president for Ahold Informational Services, told attendees that preparing business computers to recognize the year 2000 is not a complicated procedure, "but it's a humongous amount of work that must be done." ...

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