Krishnamurthy’s first order of business was the network upgrade, which took seven to eight months to complete in partnership with XO Communications, Herndon, Va. This included replacing 16-bit token rings in the stores with TCP/IP Ethernet connections, and setting up the wide-area network to the stores with a cable or DSL back-up. “We configured the lines to handle peak loads much better,” he said. The network now allows A&P to push planograms to the store ...

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