BLOOM'S SHOPPER-CENTRIC SYSTEMS MARKED BY SPIRIT OF INQUIRY

Recently, I visited Food Lion's new Bloom store, which opened in Charlotte, N.C., on May 26. I came away impressed -- not only with the store's approach to selling food, but with the way it's using technology.As SN has previously reported, and as is detailed in this week's Technology & Logistics section beginning on Page 46, Food Lion is deploying a diverse array of in-store systems in Bloom. Some

Recently, I visited Food Lion's new Bloom store, which opened in Charlotte, N.C., on May 26. I came away impressed -- not only with the store's approach to selling food, but with the way it's using technology.

As SN has previously reported, and as is detailed in this week's Technology & Logistics section beginning on Page 46, Food Lion is deploying a diverse array of in-store systems in Bloom. Some of them, notably the Personal Scanner, have rarely been seen in U.S. supermarkets.<

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