FURR'S TESTS ESLS, PLANS BIG ROLLOUT NEXT YEAR

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A one-store beta test of electronic shelf labels by Furr's Supermarkets here, scheduled for completion in six months, has already produced enough positive results that the retailer is planning a chainwide rollout beginning in 1999.The 70-store retailer began testing ESLs at a store here in November, using the tags for dry goods and then expanding to frozen items. The next expansion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A one-store beta test of electronic shelf labels by Furr's Supermarkets here, scheduled for completion in six months, has already produced enough positive results that the retailer is planning a chainwide rollout beginning in 1999.

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