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Motivation to begin swatting the Millennium Bug, the computer problem where systems cannot correctly recognize dates past Jan. 1, 2000, has been increasing in the supermarket industry. Tests of credit cards that expire in the new millennium have already revealed problems in point-of-sale systems, and in one case, an actual front-end "lockup" has already led to legal action.Beyond the POS and electronic

Motivation to begin swatting the Millennium Bug, the computer problem where systems cannot correctly recognize dates past Jan. 1, 2000, has been increasing in the supermarket industry. Tests of credit cards that expire in the new millennium have already revealed problems in point-of-sale systems, and in one case, an actual front-end "lockup" has already led to legal action.

Beyond the POS and electronic payment systems, areas of most immediate concern to the industry include direct-st

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