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World's First Fully Autonomous, AI-Powered Restaurant Opening in Southern California
Cali Group, a holding company using technology to transform the restaurant and retail industries, Miso Robotics, creator of Flippy (the world's first AI-powered robotic fry station), and PopID, a technology company simplifying ordering and payments using biometrics, announced today that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy™, the world's first fully autonomous restaurant. Utilizing the most advanced systems in food technology, both grill and fry stations are fully automated, powered by proprietary leading-edge artificial intelligence and robotics. Guests will watch their food being cooked...
Storewise Introduces PriceFind: Empowering Independent Grocers with Competitive Pricing Insights
Storewise, a leading provider of retail automation software for independent grocers, unveils PriceFind, the new competitive pricing tool delivering instant visibility to competitors’ pricing on hundreds of Key Value Items (KVIs). As a result of this unprecedented level of hyperlocal competitive intelligence, independent grocers will know exactly where their KVI prices stand amongst certain regional and national players local to them. Key benefits of the new PriceFind tool by Storewise include prices on up to 500 items at three competitor locations, consolidated within one report and priced below existing industry...
Schnucks and Instacart Expand Omnichannel Partnership with Smart Carts
Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced the companies will expand their omnichannel partnership by deploying Caper Carts, Instacart's smart carts, in select stores. Caper Carts automatically identify items as they are added to the cart using computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI), allowing customers to bag as they shop, skip the line and seamlessly checkout on the Cart from anywhere in the store. Caper Carts will first roll out at select Schnucks St. Louis stores this fall, with a broader planned...
ItsaCheckmate and DoorDash Expand Partnership to Enable Rapid Restaurant Onboarding
ItsaCheckmate, the center of a restaurant’s digital ordering business, unveils it now supports Self-Serve Integration Onboarding with DoorDash as a vital part of its next-generation open-API Marketplace platform.
In November 2022, ItsaCheckmate announced the launch of Marketplace, a ground-breaking technology distribution platform allowing restaurants to add multiple ordering platforms through a simple user interface, connecting already integrated menus directly to their Point-of-Sale system. The platform’s objective is to enable ItsaCheckmate customers to take locations live on new order sources themselves, with convenience and speed...
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.
NW Natural Begins Producing RNG at Second Tyson Foods Facility
NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Company, and BioCarbN, a developer and operator of environmental infrastructure projects, began production at a second renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, as part of an innovative project partnership with Tyson Foods.
The facility is located in Dakota City, Nebraska, with NW Natural investing approximately $12 million to convert methane captured from the facility’s operations into RNG to heat homes and businesses. The first project began at Tyson’s Lexington, Nebraska operations in January 2022...
Performance Food Group Pilots Electric Refrigerated Truck
Navistar, Great Dane and Carrier Transicold, part of Carrier Global Corporation, have collaborated to launch a commercial evaluation program using all-electric refrigeration technology on a battery-electric truck for sustainable, direct-emissions-free distribution of refrigerated and frozen food.
The technology will be featured at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo the week of May 1. PFG’s solution features Carrier Transicold’s ground-breaking Supra eCool™ electric truck refrigeration unit, an International® eMV™ Series battery-electric truck with a factory-installed ePower electrical system and a 22-foot...
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