Business Notes Feb 3,1986

BUSINESS NOTES RETAILING COUPONS FOR THE COMPUTER AGE BUNDLED TOGETHER AND STUFFED INTO WALLETS OR PURSES. NOW DISCOUNT COUPONS, WHICH ARE USED BY SOME 80% OF U.S. HOUSEHOLDS TO LIGHTEN THE LOAD OF GROCERY BILLS, ARE ENTERING THE HIGH-TECH ERA. MANY SHOPPERS IN THE NEW YORK, SEATTLE, SAN FRANCISCO AND LOS ANGELES AREAS CAN GET COUPONS QUICKLY AND NEATLY FROM NEW COMPUTERIZED

MACHINES THAT HAVE BEGUN TO APPEAR IN GROCERY STORES.

One of the first coupon dispensers, produced by Coupon Systems of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., displays a list of up to 40 brand-name products. Customers hit buttons corresponding to their...

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