It appears information-technology executives in the supermarket industry have heeded the often dire warnings about the year-2000 computer problem. They have been marshalling their forces to test, update and re-test automated systems to make sure they will correctly read dates by January 1, 2000. Retailers told SN they are at or beyond the halfway mark in ensuring their own systems' compliance, and are beginning to query and test in earnest their trading partners' readiness for the new ...

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