Sidebar: The Talking Tablet
On its operations side, Sunshine Foods, Brandon, S.D., leverages the Access store ordering tablet, a Windows based touchscreen device designed by Affiliated Foods Midwest (AFM) in 2007. A “computer in the aisle,” the tablet replaced handheld terminals that were “dumb batch units,” said Rob Wolf, retail systems support for AFM. The tablet costs retailers $60 per week. The Access tablet system now comprises 20 applications; the principal one is the price book, ...
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