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 […]
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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, […]
When disaster strikes, controlling food safety risks is a top priority for restaurants and grocers Catastrophic events and natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, and food businesses are particularly vulnerable as disruptions in power have the potential to impact the safety of food they sell to the public. Even losing power overnight during […]