FURR'S TESTS ESLS, PLANS BIG ROLLOUT NEXT YEAR

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A one-store beta test of electronic shelf labels by Furr's Supermarkets here, scheduled for completion in six months, has already produced enough positive results that the retailer is planning a chainwide rollout beginning in 1999.The 70-store retailer began testing ESLs at a store here in November, using the tags for dry goods and then expanding to frozen items. The next expansion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A one-store beta test of electronic shelf labels by Furr's Supermarkets here, scheduled for completion in six months, has already produced enough positive results that the retailer is planning a chainwide rollout beginning in 1999.

The 70-store retailer began testing ESLs at a store here in November, using the tags for dry goods and then expanding to frozen items. The next expansion will be to refrigerated foods, according to Gene Denison, senior vice president an

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