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.
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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. […]
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, […]
Our latest case study details how America’s largest retail grocer raised food safety standards In recent years, the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest grocer, partnered with Mission Data engineers to develop several Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives to boost employee efficiency, including a temperature monitoring platform that has now been rolled out at nearly 3,000 […]
Understanding the IoT’s revolutionary potential to boost operational efficiency The Internet of Things (IoT) has been in the spotlight for some time now, particularly with consumer uses like fitness trackers and smart fridges. And while some verticals such as utilities, transportation, and manufacturing are using the technology to generate real business value, more consumer-facing […]