Technology Pays Off at Sobeys

Investments in technology have begun to pay off for Sobeys. The retailer cited improvements in overall efficiency, forecasting, promotions and pricing all resulting from a program of systems and processes investments in recent years for driving higher operating profits during the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended May 3. The systems, in and of themselves, do nothing,

STELLARTON, Nova Scotia — Investments in technology have begun to pay off for Sobeys here.

The retailer cited improvements in overall efficiency, forecasting, promotions and pricing — all resulting from a program of systems and processes investments in recent years — for driving higher operating profits during the fourth quarter and fiscal year that ended May 3.

“The systems, in and of themselves, do nothing,” Bill McEwan, president and chief executive officer of Sobeys

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