ERS, TELEPANEL TO MERGE EARLY NEXT YEAR

WILTON, Conn. -- Two of the supermarket industry's strongest electronic shelf label vendors, Electronic Retailing Systems here and Telepanel Systems, Markham, Ontario, announced they would merge in the first quarter of 1998. Retailers expressed optimism the combined company would offer improved service and possibly lower prices for the ESL technology."From our perspective this merger will lead to

WILTON, Conn. -- Two of the supermarket industry's strongest electronic shelf label vendors, Electronic Retailing Systems here and Telepanel Systems, Markham, Ontario, announced they would merge in the first quarter of 1998. Retailers expressed optimism the combined company would offer improved service and possibly lower prices for the ESL technology.

"From our perspective this merger will lead to good synergies between the two companies and, in turn, will result in better technology

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