Emerging supermarket innovations include: Payment by credit card. (You may buy your Big Mac that way, too.)

More store electronics. Watch for video screens on kiosks, electronic signs, even microcomputers near items.

Robo-shop. Computerized shopping carts will alert customers to special values. Shoppers can also ``ask'' the computer to locate an item in the store. -30-{et

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