Several investors are in talks to acquire part or all of SUPERVALU, the company said, after the 4,400-store supermarket chain said in July that it would seek a buyer. SUPERVALU, which operates banners including Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and Save-A-Lot, has been working to turn around flagging traffic and sales.
There are two choices for distribution centers that rely on bar codes: laser scanners and imagers. Imagers might be somewhat pricier, but they are also quicker and better at reading degraded bar codes. Imagers are also necessary to read some types of 2D bar codes.