NEW YORK -- Kmart is quadrupling the size of its data warehouse to stockpile more information for making merchandise management and inventory decisions, with a focus on tweaking the merchandise mix at the store level to suit local preferences. The data warehouse, which is set to expand from 1.7 terabytes to 8 terabytes of data by the end of the year, will be used to store information used for merchandise planning and analysis, category management, market basket analysis and other ...

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