UNION CITY, Tenn. — E.W. James & Sons here is rolling out a computer-assisted ordering (CAO) project at its 18 conventional supermarkets. All 18 stores have implemented a perpetual inventory system — using technology from Softechnics, Akron, Ohio — in the dairy, frozen and grocery departments, said Kenneth Pink, president of E.W. James.
Three of the 18 stores have gone live with CAO in dairy departments over the past two months, and the rest will follow suit by the end of J