RE-ENGINEERING THE SUPERMARKET

PLANO, Texas -- To fix what's wrong with the supermarket industry and cut costs substantially, retailers must begin with their own corporate structure.The ability to boost efficiency hinges first and foremost on retailers getting their own house in order, according to two executives at EDS here."Departments within supermarkets are for the most part concentrating on functions specific to those departments,"

PLANO, Texas -- To fix what's wrong with the supermarket industry and cut costs substantially, retailers must begin with their own corporate structure.

The ability to boost efficiency hinges first and foremost on retailers getting their own house in order, according to two executives at EDS here.

"Departments within supermarkets are for the most part concentrating on functions specific to those departments," said Greg Granello, vice president of sales at EDS. "They don't work

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