REAL-TIME PRICE DATA FROM UNITED GOES ON-LINE

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An updated pricing application from United Grocers here allows retailers to obtain real-time pricing updates via a secured network. Since the system went live two weeks ago, it has eliminated many calls to the wholesaler for price list updates and changes."The on-line system is lowering support calls and support costs for United," said Mike Brown, director of retail systems for United

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An updated pricing application from United Grocers here allows retailers to obtain real-time pricing updates via a secured network. Since the system went live two weeks ago, it has eliminated many calls to the wholesaler for price list updates and changes.

"The on-line system is lowering support calls and support costs for United," said Mike Brown, director of retail systems for United Grocers. He added that he expects a return on investment within 2.5 years.

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