PATHMARK TARGETS PRODUCTS AT CARTS' BASE

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here is launching a three-store test this week of an anti-theft system that visually reads the identity of items at the bottom of shopping carts at the checkout and transmits the information to the point-of-sale register.The year-old LaneHawk system, from Evolution Robotics, Pasadena, Calif., is designed to prevent shoppers from accidentally or deliberately walking

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here is launching a three-store test this week of an anti-theft system that visually reads the identity of items at the bottom of shopping carts at the checkout and transmits the information to the point-of-sale register.

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