Asking a machine to spot threats human eyes miss

The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting."

Cultivating supply chain experts

When a supply chain is firing on all cylinders -- moving products, information and money on schedule -- it goes largely unnoticed, at least to the average consumer. You expect to find the supplies you need at the grocery ...

Economist studies how higher gas price affect consumer behavior

A dollar is a dollar is a dollar, so goes the economic theory of fungibility. But do people really act that way? In a new working paper, Brown University economist Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro of Chicago Booth School ...

Grocers facing a united Amazon-Whole Foods must adapt

Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They ...

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