KIOSKS AS COMMUNICATORS

In-store technology is expected to get a boost in 2000 when retailers say they will be using more kiosks to connect consumers to the Internet, according to industry observers.When it rolls out its new Web site next year, Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart aims to have kiosks that connect its site in "a majority of stores," according to an official for the discounter. "[Then], those who don't have computers

In-store technology is expected to get a boost in 2000 when retailers say they will be using more kiosks to connect consumers to the Internet, according to industry observers.

When it rolls out its new Web site next year, Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart aims to have kiosks that connect its site in "a majority of stores," according to an official for the discounter. "[Then], those who don't have computers at home can access the Web site," the official said.

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