PROPELLING THE EAGLE

Some years ago, Giant Eagle was very aggressive about technology spending. Then, like many companies, it focused on getting through the Y2K transition. Now it takes a more measured approach, concentrating on areas where technology can add real value.Adding value means "supporting the organization's objectives: to take out cost and become the best food retailer in the world," said Robert P. Garrity,

Some years ago, Giant Eagle was very aggressive about technology spending. Then, like many companies, it focused on getting through the Y2K transition. Now it takes a more measured approach, concentrating on areas where technology can add real value.

Adding value means "supporting the organization's objectives: to take out cost and become the best food retailer in the world," said Robert P. Garrity, the chain's senior vice president, information services, who has led its 200-person IT

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