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Grubhub and Yandex SDG Launch Robot Delivery Technology at The Ohio State University

Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform on college campuses, and Yandex Self-Driving Group (SDG), a leading autonomous vehicles developer inside Yandex, one of Europe's largest internet companies, will roll out delivery via Yandex's robots at its first college campus — The Ohio State University (OSU).

More than 60,000 hungry Buckeyes will be able to order their favorite foods from on-campus dining locations via the Grubhub app and have them delivered by one of 50 Yandex robots operating at the...

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Aug 20 8:20 AM, General News



Albertsons Companies Bring Grocery Shopping Through a Suite of New Revolutionized Digital Offerings 

Albertsons Companies has set out to reintroduce themselves to shoppers through new and refreshed offerings that make the grocery shopping experience more enjoyable and convenient. Today the company unveiled three new innovations: the launch of the free Deals & Delivery app, their new “Albertsons for U” shopper loyalty program and FreshPass™, their exclusive unlimited grocery delivery service with member-only perks.

“We have been working hard to revolutionize Albertsons Companies’ digital offerings and enhance all aspects of the food experience and journey,” said Chris Rupp, EVP...

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Aug 17 8:38 AM, General News


Taco Bell And Franchisee Partner to Revolutionize the Drive-Thru Experience with Taco Bell Defy

One of its most innovative Taco Bell restaurant designs yet, Taco Bell Defy is set to break ground in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, later this month. With plans to open its doors to the public by summer 2022, the 3,000 square-foot, two-story model features first-of-its-kind Vertical Works Inc.-licensed design and technology, and represents a true franchisee-franchisor relationship at its finest. The revolutionary pickup experience at the Defy restaurant is expected to be the fastest way ever to get Taco Bell – from cruising into any of its four lanes, to checking in, to grabbing your Taco Bell favorites – it's the frictionless future of Taco Bell.

The Defy concept was developed in partnership with Minneapolis-based Vertical Works Inc., a design company that merges manufacturing and construction to concept and build industry-leading solutions for...

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Aug 13 8:30 AM, General News


Olo Teams Up with Grubhub to Streamline Delivery and Digital Orders for Restaurants

Olo, a leading on-demand commerce platform powering the restaurant industry’s digital transformation, announced an engagement with Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, to integrate digital orders directly into the point-of-sale (POS) of tens of thousands of restaurant brand locations via Olo Rails.

Rails is Olo’s solution that makes it easy for restaurant brands to publish their menus, prices and location information on participating third-party marketplaces in order to drive incremental sales, simplify workflows and manage orders from multiple channels into one place. The solution also allows orders placed by consumers on the Grubhub website or app to be injected directly into the order stream at the restaurant to improve order accuracy and...

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Aug 12 8:33 AM, General News


Pizza Hut Partners with Contentsquare for Experimentation and Improved Digital Customer Experience

Contentsquare, the leader in digital experience analytics, has partnered with global restaurant chain Pizza Hut, to help the brand optimize customer experiences across its digital channels.

The Digital Ventures team at Pizza Hut leveraged Contentsquare’s customer behavior insights to make meaningful discoveries as to how consumers interact with certain areas of their website.

Since adopting the platform, the team has identified several opportunities to drive experimentation, tailor personalization, and optimize customer journeys across the Pizza Hut site.

In a recent interview, Tristan Burns, Global Head of Analytics at...

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Aug 4 8:33 AM, General News


Taco Bell Celebrates Year of Digital Acceleration by Spicing Up Rewards Program

The Taco Bell Rewards program celebrates a successful first year with more digital innovations and in-restaurant experiences for its fans. In true Taco Bell fashion, the brand is rejoicing in the biggest way possible and giving away free tacos for a year to one hundred lucky winners.

Taco Bell Rewards and the Taco Bell app have never been more rewarding. Now, the brand is expanding its digital capabilities, allowing fans to earn points on purchases made in-restaurant, through drive-thrus, and on digital kiosks. The additional access points make it easier to...

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Jul 30 8:35 AM, General News


Tyson Fresh Meats Leader Testifies About Beef Industry at Senate Hearing

Shane Miller, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork unit of Tyson Foods, testified about the beef industry during a hearing held today by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Below is Miller’s written testimony:

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, members of the Judiciary Committee, thank you for inviting me here today.

I proudly represent Tyson Foods, a company based in Springdale, Arkansas, and founded nearly a century ago by John W. Tyson, who started this business trucking chickens to markets across the Midwest...

 

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Jul 30 8:34 AM, General News


Sysco Partners with SAVRpak to Ensure Meals Stay Fresh and Crisp in Transit

Sysco Corporation announced an exclusive partnership that will deliver SAVRpak’s patented food preservation technology to independent and local chain restaurants nationwide. Through their agreement, Sysco will add SAVRpak “freshness packs” to its Cutting Edge Solutions platform, making this technology immediately available to order.

Developed by an aerospace engineer, SAVRpak is a frozen, peel-and-stick patch that removes moisture from the air of a food container, thereby keeping it away from the meal and...

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Jul 27 10:38 AM, General News


Packaged Facts: The Future of Grocery 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of consumer behavior and daily life. In 2020, many consumers were suddenly faced with more time at home.

  • Office workers and those with jobs that can be done from home began to work from home full-time.
  • Many schools and daycares closed, meaning that students and children were now spending their days at home.
  • Restaurants, cafeterias, and other foodservice operations closed to dine-in service in many areas.
  • With these changes, families across the U.S. were eating at home more often, cooking more, and sometimes feeding more people than usual throughout the day. As a result...
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Jul 23 8:24 AM, General News


Instacart Announces Next-Gen Fulfillment Initiative for North American Retailers

Instacart, a leading online grocery platform in North America, unveiled the first phase of the company's next-generation fulfillment initiative designed to bring automated technology solutions to retailers across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the new initiative, the company announced it has signed a multi-year strategic deal with Fabric as a fulfillment automation partner. With Instacart next-gen fulfillment, the company will integrate leading software and robotics solutions with Instacart's proprietary technology and growing shopper community to create new e-commerce services for retail partners and an even faster, more effortless online grocery shopping experience for customers.

As part of Instacart's new next-gen fulfillment initiative, the company will pair Fabric software and robotics with...

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Jul 23 8:23 AM, General News


7-Eleven Expands Mobile Checkout Feature to Thousands of US Stores

7‑Eleven, Inc. has expanded its new Mobile Checkout contactless shopping solution to an additional 2,500+ stores across the U.S. Using the 7‑Eleven app, customers can quickly scan items and pay for purchases without ever standing in a checkout line. Mobile Checkout is now available in more than 3,000 participating 7‑Eleven stores in 32 states including Washington, D.C.

The frictionless shopping experience is a benefit of 7‑Eleven's award-winning 7Rewards® loyalty program where members (rather, more than 50 million of them) can earn and redeem points on product purchases and receive...

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Jul 14 8:31 AM, General News


Kroger Collaborates with KNAPP to Modernize and Expand Great Lakes Distribution Center

Kroger and KNAPP, a global leader in intelligent automation and specialized software solutions, announced their agreement to deploy, expand, and enhance the capabilities and capacity of the retailer's existing Great Lakes Distribution Center in Delaware, Ohio. The facility is currently being renovated to add modern state-of-the-art technology and is expected to be complete this summer.

The distribution center opened in 2003 and currently services 115 stores in central and northwest Ohio, as well as southeast Michigan and the Ohio River Valley region. During the renovation, the facility will...

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Jul 7 8:22 AM, General News







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