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 […]
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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, […]
Food companies are turning to digital solutions for unsavory safety problems In the age of social media and viral news, reputation is everything. Consumer attitudes toward food safety and food quality can make or break a brand. Take the now textbook case of Chipotle. The fast casual chain suffered an unfortunate E. coli outbreak two […]
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 […]
Announcing a powerful Internet of Things platform Launching today, OpSense by Mission Data is a powerful new IoT platform for the foodservice and retail industries to boost productivity, track assets, and improve ROI. Eventually we plan to expand to other industry verticals with similar needs. Built for large grocery, QSRs, and C-store chains, the platform’s core […]