CPFR may well be the best technology that supermarkets aren't pursuing aggressively. An initiative of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association, Lawrenceville, N.J., CPFR, which stands for collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment, has been tested by such prominent retailers as Wegmans, Schnucks, Safeway, Kmart and Wal-Mart, but the grocery industry has been slow to pick it up. CPFR is a business process that synchronizes and exchanges data between ...

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