THE CHANGING FACE OF EDI

While many retailers tend to be reluctant to embrace new technology, Wal-Mart Stores and Supervalu are not among them. Those two companies remain among the most forward-thinking users of technology in the industry.Yet when it comes to electronic data interchange (EDI), the 23-year-old standard for communicating business documents between trading partners, those two technology leaders prefer to stand

While many retailers tend to be reluctant to embrace new technology, Wal-Mart Stores and Supervalu are not among them. Those two companies remain among the most forward-thinking users of technology in the industry.

Yet when it comes to electronic data interchange (EDI), the 23-year-old standard for communicating business documents between trading partners, those two technology leaders prefer to stand pat rather than take on newer forms of electronic business-to-business communication

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