PATHMARK INSTALLING 'SMART SCANNERS'

CARTERET, N.J. -- Aiming to improve checkout productivity, reduce shrink and create a single scanning platform for its checkouts, Pathmark Stores here said it expects to complete a rollout of "smart" scanner technology across its 144-store chain by November.The new system, called the Magellan 8500, is from PSC, Portland, Ore. Pathmark previously used multiple scanning technologies, including an older

CARTERET, N.J. -- Aiming to improve checkout productivity, reduce shrink and create a single scanning platform for its checkouts, Pathmark Stores here said it expects to complete a rollout of "smart" scanner technology across its 144-store chain by November.

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