Control Issues

Advanced, affordable tech helps retailers become ‘inventory stewards.'

By  Andrew Magee, Freelance writer

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Jenny Bullard is living proof that cigarettes are a gateway drug.

After experimenting with a computer-assisted ordering system for the cigarette  category, Bullard and her colleagues at Waycross, Ga.-based Flash Foods adopted the program as a new way of life, and expanded it across all product categories  delivered to the chain’s 177 stores from Flash Foods’ self-distribution warehouse.

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