KROGER, AHOLD EXECS SEE NEW WIRELESS ERA

CHICAGO -- Executives from two of the largest supermarket chains in the country said that in the next five years wireless applications and solutions will change the face of food retailing as it now exists.During a panel discussion at the 2001 FMI Show here, Mike Heschel, executive vice president, information systems and services, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Edwin R. Gropp, chief information officer,

CHICAGO -- Executives from two of the largest supermarket chains in the country said that in the next five years wireless applications and solutions will change the face of food retailing as it now exists.

During a panel discussion at the 2001 FMI Show here, Mike Heschel, executive vice president, information systems and services, Kroger Co., Cincinnati, and Edwin R. Gropp, chief information officer, Ahold, Chantilly, Va., said wireless and "m," or mobile commerce, will serve as a new

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