FRONT LINE ACTION

The front-end is in many retailers' cross-hairs as a target for immediate technology upgrades.using open systems, using attractive displays, quiet thermal printers and an easy-to-use interface that speeds training of new cashiers. Retailers are also integrating payment systems and advanced loss prevention programs.Self-checkout is seeing widespread acceptance this year, but the roundtable participants

The front-end is in many retailers' cross-hairs as a target for immediate technology upgrades.

using open systems, using attractive displays, quiet thermal printers and an easy-to-use interface that speeds training of new cashiers. Retailers are also integrating payment systems and advanced loss prevention programs.

Self-checkout is seeing widespread acceptance this year, but the roundtable participants noted that labor savings isn't the only benefit. Customers come to se

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