YOUR ORDER IS READY: PUBLIX TESTS DELI-ORDER BEEPERS

LAKELAND, Fla. - Publix Super Markets here is piloting a system that uses restaurant-style beepers to alert shoppers when their deli orders are ready for pickup."This is all about being mindful of the customer's time and making the shopping experience easier," said spokeswoman Maria Brous. "It allows customers to pick up whatever else they need and then come back when their order is ready."The initiative

LAKELAND, Fla. ¡- Publix Super Markets here is piloting a system that uses restaurant-style beepers to alert shoppers when their deli orders are ready for pickup.

"This is all about being mindful of the customer's time and making the shopping experience easier," said spokeswoman Maria Brous. "It allows customers to pick up whatever else they need and then come back when their order is ready."

The initiative has been tested for the last month in five Atlanta-area stores and was

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