The demand for fresh perishables is driving digital transformation for food retailers As summer harvest reaches its peak, not only are consumers shopping at their local farmers markets for seasonal produce, but they also are looking to find fresh and healthy foods at grocery stores, delis, convenience stores, and even dollar stores.
Frontline workers play a critical role in food safety. But how effectively are they trained? In the restaurant, grocery, and food manufacturing and processing industries, it’s no secret that food safety is of paramount importance. We’ve all seen horror stories in the news of foodborne illness outbreaks, which may cost businesses millions to recover from. […]
Often overlooked, R&D tax credits may be waiting for your business Among the top challenges cited for implementing digital transformation — including the Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives — is the cost. As companies develop a compelling business case for rolling out IoT-enabled capabilities, they should consider potential tax savings as part of their value […]
Food manufacturers, restaurants, and retailers are turning to the Internet of Things to combat food waste The United States is the leading nation in food wasted. Between 30 and 40 percent of what is grown in the U.S. is thrown away, which amounts to 133 billion pounds of food annually. The economic, social, and environmental […]
Before enterprises can reap the benefits of IoT, network infrastructure must be in place Turning your retail store, restaurant, or commercial building into an Internet of Things-connected facility takes more than just hooking up sensors to the cloud. However, it’s important to not let the elaborateness of IoT obscure the rewards of the technology. By enabling […]
As the fourth quarter gets underway, now is the time for retail and restaurant operators to ramp up plans for 2018 According to our extremely reliable crystal ball, 2018 is going to be a big leap forward for retail and restaurant technologies. While your company may be humming along and operating just fine, as your […]
Giving employees the right tools can keep them motivated and driven Today, it’s hard to find a company that isn’t investing in technology to boost customer experience — think of loyalty programs that track customer data, or software that allows for real-time resource management — but how many tap into digital tools to engage employees?
Operators are scrutinizing processes and turning to technology to reduce labor costs Over the past few quarters, chain restaurants have been squeezed by many challenges, including a soft consumer spending environment and increased competition from delivery services. In particular, higher labor costs are not expected to go away anytime soon, amid a tight job market […]
Emerging tech is driving growth at leading supermarket chains Since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, the grocery industry has been feeling the heat. While analysts say smaller chains will suffer the most, extreme competition is nothing new for the $650 billion U.S. food retail sector. Price wars have been a common survival tactic for years, […]