In order to differentiate themselves from the convenience of online shopping, grocery stores — and even some convenience and drug store chains — are carving out space for dine-in and takeout experiences. Dubbed ‘grocerants,’ this trend has taken off in recent years, and is one that analysts are calling a necessity.
In a financially lucrative market such as IoT, companies must take steps to safeguard their IP Billions of devices are now connected to the Internet, and researchers estimate that by 2025, 80 billion things will be connected, delivering trillions of dollars in value. Amazon’s Echo, Fitbit, and Nest are just some of the smart products […]
Connected sensors track food temperatures in real time Restaurants, grocery stores, distributors, and other businesses involved in the sale of food are all legally required to ensure a safe food supply for Americans. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses every year. Recent outbreaks […]
As the enterprise relies more on connected tech, risk management is a top concern Globally, the number of Internet-connected devices, or the Internet of Things (IoT), is booming. As more and more data is being generated than ever before, businesses are finding ways to derive meaning from that data to form a complete picture of […]
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 […]