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Wakefern Launches Live Tracking for Home Delivery of Online Orders
Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, announced the launch of live tracking with Delivery Solutions for the delivery of online grocery orders. The cutting-edge tracking technology is available through many ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations, with live tracking of home deliveries offered at more than 200 stores.The live tracking feature is a dedicated platform offered by Delivery Solutions that provides live order tracking and updates for online shoppers using home delivery. With real-time visibility features for users, live tracking offers...
Panera Bread Introduces Crunch Time Ordering: New One-Swipe Ordering Solution
Today, Panera Bread announced the introduction of Crunch Time Ordering: the ultimate one-swipe ordering option on the Panera app. Panera knows that many of its guests are always on the go and for those stressful, busy moments where mealtimes creep up on them, Crunch Time Ordering is there to solve their dinnertime dilemma. This new feature is among the first in the industry that allows guests to have their favorite meals pre-programmed to be ordered at a set date and time with just a single swipe...
DoorDash Broadens Grocery Selection with Multiple New Partners
DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), the local commerce platform, today announced multiple new grocery partners, continuing its swift acceleration in the category. From the largest national grocery partners to beloved local favorites and specialty shops, DoorDash creates more opportunities for retailers of all sizes to reach consumers online.
“We’ve made significant progress in investing in long-term partnerships with grocers of all sizes, all while remaining focused on improving quality and execution. The grocers announced today recognize DoorDash as a source of incremental growth, accelerating what we believe to be the fastest-growing platform...
On-The-Go Nutritious Snacks and Meals Drive Demand Amid Convenience Wave
The "United States Kids Food and Beverage Market, Size, Forecast 2023-2028, Industry Trends, Growth, Impact of Inflation, Opportunity Company Analysis" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The US Kids Food and Beverage Market is expected to reach US$ 72.41 Billion by 2028 from US$ 49.91 Billion in the year 2022., growing at a CAGR of 6.4%
Food marketing undoubtedly plays a substantial role in the alarming rates of obesity and diet-related diseases prevalent among children. Parents in the United States are becoming increasingly...
The Fresh Market Introduces Easy Meal Solutions for Back-to-School and the Fall Season
With the start of the school year and the transition into the fall season, families are often faced with the challenge of juggling multiple responsibilities. That’s why The Fresh Market, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of several new easy meal solutions. These convenient and delicious meal options are designed to help busy families save time in the kitchen while still enjoying flavorful food. Whether it's a busy weeknight or a weekend tailgate, The Fresh Market has several options perfect for any occasion...
AI-Powered Grocery and Recipe Delivery Service, Hungryroot, Announces 67% Revenue Growth
Hungryroot, the AI-driven healthy grocery and recipe service that is redefining food-at-home, making it more personal, sustainable and economical, today announced 1H 2023 revenue of $182MM, a YOY increase of 67%. The last quarter was an inflection point in Hungryroot's growth story. The company achieved YTD profitability and is set up for continued profitable growth in 2023 and beyond.
"In 2019, we pivoted to become an AI-driven, truly personalized healthy grocery and recipe service," said Ben McKean, Founder and CEO of Hungryroot. "Since...
Bringing Menus to the Digital Age
Dive deep into the modern-day dining experience with Tabmeal – a trailblazing digital platform that’s making waves on Kickstarter. Forget those monotonous QR codes that lazily lead to a standard PDF menu. With Tabmeal, we’re redefining how restaurants engage with their patrons in our tech-savvy era.
The driving force behind this culinary revolution? Konstantin Vishnikin. “Here we are, in 2023, at the pinnacle of technological evolution. Yet, diners like me with dietary restrictions still grapple with deciphering menus, especially when traveling abroad. That’s not just taxing for the...
Introducing DoorDash’s Biggest App Updates in a Decade
DoorDash was founded 10 years ago with the mission to grow and empower local economies. What started as a restaurant delivery platform has evolved into a global marketplace for local commerce, now delivering anything consumers need on-demand from their neighborhood. In our first decade, we’ve facilitated 5 billion consumer orders, driven over $100 billion in sales for merchants, and helped Dashers earn over $35 billion through the platform.
Today, we are excited to share some of the biggest updates we’ve made in a decade across our...
Adoption of AI Will Drive $113 Billion In Value for Grocers by 2025
Grocery Doppio, an independent source of grocery insights and data designed by Incisiv and Wynshop to help grocers jumpstart, accelerate, and sustain digital growth, today unveiled "The Impact of AI in Grocery," the debut report of a strategic new research partnership with FMI—The Food Industry Association. The report is a part of a multi-year program of quarterly insights and community engagement to help grocers navigate new technologies and meet evolving shopper expectations.
The Impact of AI in GroceryThe first report in the research...
Domino's is Making Pizza Delivery Even More Convenient: Introducing Domino's Pinpoint Delivery
Domino's Pizza Inc is bringing more convenience than ever to delivery customers across the U.S. The largest pizza company in the world is introducing Domino's Pinpoint Delivery: a new technology that allows customers to receive a delivery nearly anywhere, including places like parks, baseball fields and beaches, just in time for the start of summer. How does it work? It's easy! Customers with the Domino's app can select Domino's Pinpoint Delivery, drop a pin on the map and get pizza delivered virtually anywhere!
"Domino's is proud to...
Northeast Grocery, Inc Announces Expanded Instacart E-Commerce and Advertising Partnership
Northeast Grocery, Inc. (NGI), the parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets, which operates nearly 300 grocery stores across New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, today announced it is expanding their partnership with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America. Through this expanded partnership, the two chains will leverage the Instacart Platform to introduce new e-commerce capabilities and launch a new retail media network using Instacart's Carrot Ads solution.
Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops first partnered with Instacart...
Panera Launches Drive-Thru Pick-Up Nationwide
Today, Panera announces the nationwide launch of Drive-Thru Pick-Up, combining the ease of the digital ordering experience with the comfort and convenience of the drive-thru window. Guests can now choose the Drive-Thru Pick-Up option when ordering ahead on the Panera app or website to get their favorite Panera order at the Drive-Thru without leaving their vehicle. To celebrate the national launch, starting tomorrow, June 1 through June 30, any MyPanera member ordering Drive-Thru Pick-Up will receive $5 off any order of $15 or...
Blaze Pizza Selects Qu as Unified Commerce Platform to Support Rapid Growth and Innovation
Blaze Pizza has chosen Qu’s unified commerce platform to enhance ordering and operational efficiency across the franchise system. Qu’s cloud-native system provides greater order accuracy and kitchen fulfillment, reducing the cost of labor and food waste. These advantages, along with extensive data collection, will allow for greater cost savings and a better user experience, ultimately supporting Blaze’s plans for rapid growth. The announcement was made at the Cota Connect summit in San Francisco, hosted by Qu investor Cota Capital...
Wendy's Partners with Pipedream to Pilot Industry-First Underground Delivery System for Mobile Orders
The Wendy's Company today announced a new partnership with Pipedream, a hyperlogistics company, to pilot its underground autonomous robot system with the goal of delivering digital food orders from the kitchen to designated parking spots in seconds, for faster and more convenient pick-up experiences. As the first quick service restaurant (QSR) to pilot this cutting-edge technology, the partnership marks another bold step for Wendy's in driving industry innovation as it strives to serve digital-forward customers with greater ease, speed and accuracy.
AFS and Symbotic Announce Agreement to Implement Industry-Leading Warehouse Automation System
Associated Food Stores (AFS), a provider of groceries and other goods and services to independent retailers in nine Intermountain states, and Symbotic Inc. (Nasdaq: SYM), a leader in A.I.-enabled robotics technology for the supply chain, today announced they have entered into a commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s A.I.-powered robotic warehouse automation technology in AFS’ Utah distribution center.
Symbotic’s end-to-end automation system, with robotic case pick capabilities, will allow AFS’ distribution center to improve a variety of retail-facing experiences, including overall supply...
Tabit Technologies, a Mobile First POS, and OpenTable Announce Partnership
Today, Tabit Technologies, a Mobile First POS, and OpenTable, a global leader in restaurant technology, announced an integration which streamlines front-of-house restaurant operations and enables restaurants to deliver more personalized hospitality for guests.
"This partnership with OpenTable marks a valuable opportunity for restaurant owners and operators to close the loop on their internal communication and create a better hospitality experience for guests," said Tabit Co-founder and President Nadav Solomon.
With the integration of Tabit and OpenTable technologies, restaurants have a wealth of information at their fingertips, creating...
Uber Eats Works with Amazon to Bring Alexa Order Tracking to U.S. Consumers
Today, Uber Technologies, Inc. announced that consumers can now use their Amazon Echo devices to track the status of Uber Eats orders in the United States. This new integration unlocks real-time, hands-free order tracking for Echo users across the country.
The Uber Eats integration with Alexa gives consumers timely updates on critical points in the delivery process—starting when an order is being prepared through to when the driver is arriving, and when the order is delivered. Consumers can set how to receive updates. Alexa...
H-E-B Debuts Fresh Bites Brand, Offering On-the-Go Customers Fresh Produce and Convenient Meals
H-E-B is making it easier for Texans to fill up the gas tank while stocking up on fresh produce or grabbing a quick meal on the go. The San Antonio-based retailer is giving a new look to its H-E-B convenience stores, introducing H-E-B Fresh Bites brand, which will provide customers more fresh options such as produce, prepared food, and convenient meal options.
On April 17, the first H-E-B Fresh Bites opened...
New Consumer Survey Signals Mobile Ordering and Payment in Bars and Restaurants is Here to Stay
As the hospitality industry returns to pre-pandemic norms, Union—a data-driven hospitality engagement platform—has released a new third-party survey detailing how consumers are adapting to new technology within bars and restaurants, such as QR codes and mobile payment apps. Some of the key findings from the survey include:
Consumers have come around to QR codes, but wish they could order and pay through their mobile devices. When asked how they feel about...
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