SAN ANTONIO -- H.E. Butt Grocery Co. here is seeking to slash shrink losses through a wide-ranging, 20-point initiative. Chainwide rollout of cashier-monitoring software was completed last month and several other test programs under way are being evaluated. In five Houston stores, for example, H-E-B is taking a "new twist" on electronic article surveillance technology; in a separate, two-store test, checkstand activity is filmed 24 hours a day and the customer receipt tape superimposed ...

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