HANNAFORD CUTTING POS COSTS WITH LINUX OS

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. is replacing the point-of-sale system in all of its stores with an unorthodox Linux-based platform that is the "the lowest-cost POS solution available," according to the chain's chief information officer."Based on our internal analysis, this is the least expensive POS solution on a per-lane basis to acquire and maintain, any way you look at it," said William L.

SCARBOROUGH, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. is replacing the point-of-sale system in all of its stores with an unorthodox Linux-based platform that is the "the lowest-cost POS solution available," according to the chain's chief information officer.

"Based on our internal analysis, this is the least expensive POS solution on a per-lane basis to acquire and maintain, any way you look at it," said William L. Homa, senior vice president and CIO for Hannaford Bros. He also expects the system to

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