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?
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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 […]
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 […]
The capabilities of IoT include making cold chains more efficient and compliant In our connected, global economy, the cold chain is an essential distribution infrastructure for temperature-sensitive items such as food, medicine, and chemicals. The cold chain is typically comprised of several critical, uninterrupted parts: the manufacturing of the temperature-sensitive items; storage and distribution centers; […]
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 […]