HOUSTON -- Gerland's Food Fair here is stepping up loss-prevention efforts with its third new technology initiative in eight months. The retailer began pilot testing cashier-monitoring software last month in three stores. The pilot comes on the heels of a recent electronic article surveillance rollout and a closed-circuit television system upgrade. Gerland's surge of initiatives has been sparked by a corporate-level decision to make loss prevention a high priority, said Dave LaPota, ...

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