FOOD FAIR TO HOOK UP WIRELESS CREDIT CHECKS

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Food Fair Supermarket chain will chart new waters this month when it puts wireless credit card authorization systems on line at all 11 stores here.Richard Messick, president of Food Fair, characterized the system as "the closest you can get to a satellite hookup" without the prohibitive price tag. Food Fair is believed to be one of the first supermarkets testing the system.Processing

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Food Fair Supermarket chain will chart new waters this month when it puts wireless credit card authorization systems on line at all 11 stores here.

Richard Messick, president of Food Fair, characterized the system as "the closest you can get to a satellite hookup" without the prohibitive price tag. Food Fair is believed to be one of the first supermarkets testing the system.

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