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Leanpath Integrates with CBORD to Deliver More Precise and Actionable Food Waste Data
Leanpath, the global leader in food waste prevention, is excited to announce a new partnership with menu management system provider CBORD. The system integration will allow commercial operators to migrate menus and food prices directly from CBORD to Leanpath.
Leanpath's in-kitchen food waste tracking solutions allow foodservice kitchens to capture a complete picture of what foods they are wasting and why. Analytics, reporting and automated prevention tools allow kitchens to stop that waste from reoccurring.
CBORD customers now have the ability for their daily menus to...
Golden Star Enterprises DBA Super Fresh Foods Inc. Announces Production Contract with Eat Real Meals
Super Fresh Foods Inc. is a direct-to-consumer successful meal subscription company which uses a customized proprietary software to manage its logistics by tracking meals from ordering, ingredient acquisition, meal preparation, delivery, and payment across a broad platform of meal delivery assets.
Super Fresh Foods was established in 2022 and operates through a partnership with All Your Foods in the Vancouver, British Columbia metropolitan area to deliver meals under its “All Your Meals” brand.
All Your Meals is for people who want to eat...
Hormel Foods Brings Together Brands with Introduction of COLUMBUS® Handcrafted Charcuterie Board
COLUMBUS® Manufacturing, maker of premium, award-winning Italian deli meats and charcuterie for more than 100 years, announces the introduction of the Handcrafted Charcuterie Board available exclusively at Walmart. The new Handcrafted Charcuterie Board features a carefully curated and generous selection of meats, cheese, crackers, dried fruit, chocolate, and other delicious accompaniments along with instructions and tips that customers can use to put together an impressive charcuterie board for their guests.
In addition to featuring premium COLUMBUS® Italian Dry Salami...
Meat Institute Partners with IT-ISAC to Improve Cybersecurity with New Food & Ag ISAC
The North American Meat Institute today announced a new partnership with the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) on the launch of a Food and Agriculture ISAC to enhance cybersecurity for the meat and poultry industry.
“We are grateful for the leadership of several of our members who helped found the Food and Agriculture ISAC to better prepare the industry to fight against the increasing threat of cyber attacks on our nation’s critical food infrastructure,” said...
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...
PERDUE Launches Custom, Summer Ale Expertly Crafted to Make the Perfect Beer Can Chicken
Just in time for summer grilling season, PERDUE®, the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., is making chicken the star of the grill with the launch of PERDUE® Beer Can Chicken Beer, a honey double-citrus summer ale brewed with classic grilled chicken seasonings like rosemary, thyme, and pink peppercorn to help backyard grillers make the perfect beer can chicken.
Created in partnership with Torch & Crown Brewing Company, PERDUE®’s custom Beer Can Chicken Beer is tangy, juicy, and has...
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.
Planet Based Foods Expands Product Line for Oregon-Based Grocery Chain
Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is excited to announce that the Company will be expanding its product line for the Oregon-based grocery store chain, New Seasons Market ("New Seasons") to include Planet Based Food's Original with Cheese Taquitos and Southwest Style Taquitos across its in-store locations in July 2023.
This announcement is in conjunction with a previous news release (dated August 9, 2022) when the Company announced they would be partnering with New Seasons Market to offer Planet Based Foods...
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...
Aramark Announces National Brand Agreement with Bean Sprouts to Offer More Healthy Food Options
Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management, and uniforms has entered a new national brand agreement with Bean Sprouts, a hip and healthy national café chain with a unique and whimsical focus on children. The first location is operating at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., ranked #5 children’s hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, it was announced today.
“We are pleased to offer Bean Sprouts as an innovative retail option particularly for children and their families who are in the hospital...
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...
El Pollo Loco Signs New Territory Agreements
El Pollo Loco, Inc., the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, announced during the most recent earnings call on May 4, 2023, the signing of three (3) new development agreements covering territories in Northern Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, TX. A deal has been signed with MEQ EPL, LLC (www.masseq.com), a company with diverse investments across key western U.S. real estate markets, for the development of 10 units over 8 years. The first restaurants are due by December 2024 for Larimer County and portions of Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties in ...
Television Personality Rachael Ray Joins Meati Culinary Collective
Meati Foods™, maker of the animal-free meat made from mushroom root, today announced that it would offer content, recipes and tips from cook, philanthropist and television personality, Rachael Ray. Ray’s legacy for demystifying cooking and delivering simple, flavor-rich, crowd-pleasing dishes, will be evident in the content she will create for Meati, some of which will be unveiled today.
“Rachael Ray is a food industry icon who has proven time and again that one of her super powers is connecting with home cooks looking to create incredible food and...
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...
Taco Bell, Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Partner to Restore Habitats
With bold ambitions to operate 10,000 restaurants in the coming years, Taco Bell acknowledges its responsibility to balance global expansion with intentional impact. In pursuit of parent company Yum! Brands' broader climate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50% by 2030, Taco Bell is taking bigger steps to improve the environmental effects of its supply chain, especially for one of its top-selling ingredients. Taco Bell is now partnering with its long-time supplier Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation...
Celebrate National BBQ Month with Affordable, Restaurant Quality Family BBQ Meals Curated by Lloyd's Barbeque
The makers of Lloyd's®barbeque products, one of the leaders in heat-and-serve barbeque in America, have again joined forces with Matt Abdoo, Executive Chef & Partner of Pig Beach BBQ to celebrate National BBQ Month in May. These barbeque icons have curated affordable and authentic barbeque meals for the entire family that are all under $25."What better way to celebrate National BBQ Month than bringing families and friends together over some delicious food," said Rhonda Ihrke, Lloyd's® barbeque brand manager...
Pizza Hut Brings Sirloin Steak to Restaurants Nationally for the First Time
Pizza Hut is introducing a new, craveable offering to its menu, Cheesesteak. The pizza destination is bringing grilled sirloin steak to a nationally available menu for the very first time, offering the recipe as both a pizza and a crispy handheld Melt. The two new menu items will be available at participating restaurants nationwide on May 2 for a limited time. Starting today, Pizza Hut's Hut Rewards members have exclusive access to be the first to try the Cheesesteak Melt when ordering on the Pizza Hut app...
Omaha Steaks New PureGround Burgers Are Next Level
After 105 years of creating one-of-a-kind experiences for people, Omaha Steaks has mastered offering premium proteins and gourmet foods to share with family and friends. Now, they’re taking their burgers to the next level with the launch of the PureGround™ Burgers, a new selection of gourmet burgers made entirely from single cuts of premium aged steak.
An authentic gourmet experience, these PureGround™ Burgers are super-juicy with a texture that delivers a luxurious bite. They are available in five delicious...
Bion and Dakota Valley Growers Announce LOI for Sustainable Beef Project
Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a leader in advanced livestock waste treatment technology and premium sustainable beef, and Dakota Valley Growers, a cattle feeder near Bathgate, North Dakota, announced a letter of intent to develop a 15,000-head sustainable beef cattle feeding operation. Annual production from the facility is expected to be approximately 42,500 head of premium sustainable beef cattle.
The Dakota Valley Growers (DVG) project will have indoor barns to ensure the cattle are adding protein instead of burning calories...
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...
Tyson Foods and C.R. England Work with Kodiak Robotics to Utilize Self-Driving Trucks
Kodiak Robotics, Inc., a leading self-driving trucking company, today announced a partnership with C.R. England, Inc., one of the nation’s leading truckload carriers. To kick off the partnership, the companies have launched a pilot program to autonomously ship Tyson Foods products between Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. The deliveries will launch in April using Kodiak self-driving trucks and C.R. England refrigerated trailers. Safety drivers will be in the trucks in the initial stages of the pilot.
Testing by Kodiak...
Wendy's Franchise Operator Wenspok Companies Expands Use of AI in Its Drive-thrus with Berry AI
Berry AI, a leader in the restaurant AI technology industry, announced today that it's expanding use of camera-based drive-thru timers in partnership with Wenspok Companies, a Spokane-based franchise operator of Wendy's operating 65+ restaurants.
Wenspok began testing Berry's camera-based drive-thru timers last year. The system provides more actionable data than traditional loop timers, is easier to install and maintain, and helps restaurants improve speed of service. The success in testing fueled Wenspok's desire to add the...
Walden Local Meat Co. and B. GOOD Announce Strategic Partnership
Walden Local Meat Co., a direct-to-consumer share program that hand-delivers local, sustainably raised and sourced meat, seafood and dairy to members' doorsteps across the Northeast, and B.GOOD, an innovative, fast casual, farm-to-table restaurant chain serving wholesome food with an emphasis on sourcing locally, have announced that Walden Local Meat Co. will be the provider of ground beef for B.GOOD's hand-crafted burger patties starting today. This partnership further solidifies both brands' mission to grow local, New England communities and economies while providing...
Upcycled Food Association Members Big Mountain Foods and Crush Dynamics Partner
Big Mountain Foods to Launch its Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger over 350 Sprouts Farmers locations after proven success as one of the top plant-based performers at Sprouts for the Lions Mane Mushroom Crumble.
Crush Dynamics Inc. and Big Mountain Foods, two Canadian companies with a shared passion for innovation and sustainability, are excited to announce a significant innovation in plant-based foods. Working together, Big Mountain has been able to dramatically enhance flavor and nutrition in their new Lion's Mane Mushroom Burger with the incorporation of Crush Dynamics upcycled...
Uber Eats and Cartken partner for Sidewalk Robot Deliveries
Uber Technologies, Inc. and Cartken, a leading robotics company, today announced a new partnership for food deliveries via automated robots in Miami, Florida. Uber Eats consumers in Miami will have the opportunity to have orders delivered by Cartken's self-driving robot.
Starting today, Uber and Cartken will begin operating with select merchants in the Dadeland area of Miami-Dade County with plans to expand in Miami-Dade and to additional cities in 2023. Cartken's AI-powered sidewalk delivery robots currently are used for neighborhood food and grocery delivery, campus meal delivery...
Chipotle Taps The Farmlink Project and TikTok Chef Nick DiGiovanni to Fight Food Insecurity
CARE, Cargill Renew Partnership to Support Women in Agriculture During Global Hunger Crisis
Cargill and CARE embark on the next chapter, expanding their partnership to improve the lives and economic development of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs focusing on women, with Cargill pledging $14 million over the next three years. The goal is to drive deeper impact and build resiliency for rural agricultural communities globally, especially as the world faces a growing hunger crisis.
CARE and Cargill are longstanding partners; for more than 60 years, the two organizations have collaborated to develop and implement 34 distinct programs that reached more...
Planet Based Foods Announces Partnership with Oregon-Based Supermarket Chain
Planet Based Foods Global Inc. ("PBFG", "Planet Based Foods" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that popular Oregon-based supermarket chain, Market of Choice, will now feature the Company's products across all 11 in-store locations.
This announcement is expected to commence effective immediately, which is especially timely for the Company as December is typically the busiest month for grocery stores and supermarkets, falling between American Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Currently, The Southwest Burger, a hemp seed, brown rice and pea protein...
Grubhub and Kiwibot Partner for Robot Delivery on College Campuses
Grubhub, a leading food ordering and delivery marketplace, and Kiwibot, a leading last-mile robotic delivery company, announced today that they will provide robot delivery services on college campuses across the United States.
Robot delivery from Kiwibot and Grubhub will first be available at the University of North Dakota before rolling out to additional schools next semester. Kiwibot joins Grubhub's existing partners, including Cartken and Starship, on nearly a dozen campuses offering robot delivery.
"When it comes to the campus dining experience, we see robot delivery as a complementary offering..."
Chick-fil-A Supply Selects Missouri For New Distribution Center
Chick-fil-A Supply is opening a new market distribution center in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The company is investing $16 million in the new facility, which will be used to serve more than 40 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in the region.
"Missouri is a top location for leading national companies such as Chick-fil-A Supply thanks to our state's strategic position in the middle of America," said Governor Mike Parson. "When you combine our logistical advantages with our low taxes, loyal workforce, and cutting-edge innovation in..."
Helbiz Kitchen Partners to Bring Food Delivery to United States with Kitchen United
Helbiz Kitchen, a part of Helbiz, is bringing its ghost kitchen offerings to the United States thanks to a partnership announced today with Kitchen United, a leading ghost kitchen network in the U.S. The partnership will initially bring Helbiz Kitchen to two cities allowing users to order from a diverse set of menus.
Starting in January, users in New York City (307 West 38th St and 30 Vandam Avenue) and Austin (8023 Burnet Rd) will be able to order their favorite food items from either the Helbiz...
Jennie-O Turkey Store & Carla Hall Announce National Partnership, “School Cafeteria Takeovers”
The makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand – category leader and trusted brand for turkey products – announced a partnership in October with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall.
As part of this partnership, the Jennie-O team and Hall visit schools across the nation to honor school cafeteria staff by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers, which kicked off last month in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Grass Elementary School. Today, the team recognizes the unsung heroes of the school cafeteria at Panorama High School...
Plant Based Foods Expands Retail Distribution with Kroger Partnership
Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Planet Based Foods, the first and only company to produce nutritious plant-based meat with sustainable hemp as its number-one ingredient, has completed its first mainstream grocery distribution with Kroger. Planet Based Foods' new vegan, gluten-free Southwest Taquitos and Original Taquitos, as well as its Green Chili Southwest Hemp Burger, are now available in the frozen aisle at 700 Kroger stores across 10 Western states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico...
Southeastern Grocers to Distribute 7,000 Turkeys and Holiday Meal Essentials Ahead of Thanksgiving
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, is giving back to its communities ahead of Thanksgiving to help neighbors in need enjoy the holiday with their loved ones. The grocer is partnering with Feeding America® network food banks and military organizations to provide thousands of people with traditional Thanksgiving dinner staples with the donation of more than 7,000 turkeys and meal essentials...
Lineage Logistics Extends U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership
Lineage Logistics, LLC, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has renewed its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, a program that provides a framework to assess the environmental performance and energy efficiency of goods moving through supply chains so partnering companies can reduce their environmental footprint.
Launched in 2004, the SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Moreover, the program also helps companies select more efficient...
Meat District Partners with Los Angeles Rams to Introduce The Champ Burger
Meat District, the creator of butcher-crafted premium fresh and frozen burgers, and the defending Champion Los Angeles Rams are proud to announce a multi-year partnership that kicks off with the introduction of "The Champ" Burger which is now available across Southern California.
The Champ Burger, made from the very best premium steak cuts of Chuck, Brisket and Short-Rib Angus Beef, will be easy to find in the meat aisles as it features Meat District's unique and attractive co-branded packaging with a striking neon...
Jack in the Box Announces Partnership with The Cypress Group to Help with Refranchising of Del Taco
Jack in the Box Inc. today announced that it has partnered with The Cypress Group, a leading restaurant and franchise investment banking firm, to manage the sale of certain company-owned Del Taco restaurants, which currently make up roughly half of the brand’s total restaurant count, to existing and new franchisees.
The sale process will begin immediately and represents the next step toward asset-light portfolio optimization of the Del Taco system, positioning it for future growth.
Cypress has more than 30 years...
SpartanNash, Shipt Announce Expansion of Same-Day Delivery Partnership
Food solutions company SpartanNash today announced its growing partnership with same-day delivery service Shipt. Shipt users will now be able to shop nearly 90 Company-owned grocery stores across Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio and have groceries and essential household items delivered in as soon as an hour.
Since April 2021, Shipt has served as a last-mile delivery provider for SpartanNash, delivering grocery orders placed directly with Fast Lane to consumers’ homes. With the holidays approaching, shoppers can now purchase groceries from Shipt’s digital marketplace...
Planet Based Foods Announces New Manufacturing Partner Cedarlane
Planet Based Foods Global Inc. is pleased to announce that they will be working with new manufacturing partner Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. ("Cedarlane"). With decades of packaged goods manufacturing experience, Cedarlane is one of the country's leading manufacturers of healthy and innovative frozen and fresh food products. Planet Based Foods is looking forward to partnering with them as they will create a variety of synergistic opportunities in the near and far-term.
The new manufacturing will bolster Planet Based Foods product diversity both horizontally; from burritos and taquitos, to handheld...
Grab the Family Movie Night Meal Deal at Checkers® & Rally's® in Honor of E.T.'s 40th Anniversary
Checkers & Rally's, an iconic drive-thru restaurant chain known for flavorful, craveable food at a great value, celebrates the 40th anniversary release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Amblin Entertainment, inviting all customers to grab the new Family Movie Night Meal Deal before watching E.T. as a family, now through Nov. 13.
The Family Movie Night Meal Deal features four meals consisting of four single sandwich options – Checkerburger/Rallyburger, Spicy Chicken, Crispy Fish or...
Denny's Drops a Hot New Set of Creator Meal Collabs
On the heels of the All Day Diner Deals value menu launch, today Denny's announces the release of three tasty new eats developed in partnership with popular TikTok creators who have a passion for food, flavor and fresh experiences. The distinct and dynamic new menu items - available at locations nationwide for a limited time - are part of the brand's newest Social Stars Influenced Menu, bursting with bold flavors and creative twists on sweet and savory pairings to excite the palate.
With a finger on the pulse of influencers who represent...
Jack in the Box’s New Online Ordering Makes Satisfying Cravings Even Easier
Jack in the Box, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains with more than 2,200 locations across 21 states, has launched a brand-new ordering website and native mobile app. The updated app and site were developed in partnership with Bounteous, the digital innovation partner for the world’s most ambitious brands.
Jack in the Box's online ordering and integrated mobile app features a full array of capabilities including full menu ordering, customization options, location finder, product and restaurant information, flexible delivery or pickup options and an integrated loyalty...
The Makers of Jennie-O® Turkey and Carla Hall Partner to Honor School Cafeteria Staff
The Makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand — the category leader and trusted brand for turkey products — announced today a partnership with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall to honor school cafeteria staff throughout the country by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers in select cities over the next several months.
"This partnership with the Jennie-O® brand is very special to me and really hits close to home because we are recognizing some of the hardest working people in..."
Sinelli Concepts Partners with Earth Burger to Launch National Expansion Plan
Sinelli Concepts International, the leading parent company to hundreds of restaurants and businesses, is proud to announce a partnership with Texas-based restaurant Earth Burger – the first-ever plant-based fast food restaurant – to launch a national franchise expansion plan designed to change the future of fast food. Earth Burger has been a big hit from the very beginning and has also received hundreds of inquiries from individuals requesting to franchise. Many of these requests have come from sophisticated restaurant operators and companies wanting to capitalize on the brand's...
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches Launches Exclusive Cloud'WICH
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches is giving guests a new choice with the unveiling of the all-new Cloud'WICH. Created with an exclusive partnership in the sandwich space with The Cloud Bread Company, customers can now order their favorite Wich on healthy, great-tasting Cloud Bread.
Made with four simple ingredients – eggs, cream cheese, baking soda and baking powder – this new option is certified gluten-free, sugar-free, with zero carbs, no added preservatives and only 35 calories per slice. The Cloud'WICH caters to a variety of nutritional lifestyles, allowing...
DoorDash Unveils New Partnerships with Top Grocers and Retailers
Over the last few years, we have accelerated our growth beyond restaurants, introducing on-demand grocery, convenience store, alcohol delivery, and more on the DoorDash app with partners including Albertsons Companies, Walgreens, BJ's Wholesale Club, Dollar General, and Wawa, creating more opportunities for retailers of all sizes to expand their digital offerings and reach consumers online. Today, there are more than 75,000 non-restaurant retail stores on the DoorDash platform across North America.
Today, we're excited to announce several new retail partners on DoorDash spanning multiple categories including grocery, convenience, sporting...
Food Retailers Missing Out on Revenue Opportunities, New Study Reveals
OSF Digital releases the 2022 Grocery Omnichannel Retail Index with insights for food retailers and grocers to accelerate growth and increase loyalty
OSF Digital, an award-winning provider of digital transformation services to companies worldwide, announced the release of the 2022 Grocery Omnichannel Retail Index (ORI) findings in partnership with FMI, the Food Industry Association, and NRF, the National Retail Federation. The 2022 Grocery ORI reveals progress in omnichannel best practices; however, the majority of food retailers are still behind in developing integrated, seamless, and personalized experiences across all channels...
Amazon to Bring Low Carbon Electrofuels to its Trucking Fleet
Amazon has signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium to begin powering Amazon’s transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023. Infinium is expected to initially supply enough electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel alternative created with carbon waste and renewable power, to begin powering Amazon trucks in lieu of diesel fuel for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year.
The agreement is another step forward in Amazon’s commitment to transition its transportation network away from fossil fuels and deliver packages to customers in...
Taco Bell® Introduces New Beyond Carne Asada Steak™
In partnership with Beyond Meat®, Taco Bell is offering the first-of-its kind innovation at price parity to traditional steak for a limited time in Dayton, Ohio area as the brand increases accessibility to delicious plant-based items
Taco Bell and Beyond Meat® today announce the unveiling of a first-of-its kind, category-disrupting product: Beyond Carne Asada Steak™. Completely new yet expectedly flavorful, this plant-based protein will be available at select Taco Bell locations in the Dayton, Ohio area starting October 13, for...
Del Monte's® Veggieful™ Brand Announces Partnership with Nicole Keshishian Modic of KaleJunkie
Today, Del Monte® Veggieful™ announces its partnership with Nicole Keshishian Modic of popular food site and social page KaleJunkie to inspire consumers to fall back into a healthier routine. Nicole offers inspiration, recipes and time-saving hacks showcasing how Veggieful™ Pocket Pies, including NEW pizza-inspired pocket pies, and Veggieful™ Riced Veggies can be incorporated into your day-to-day snack or meal rotation.
"My goal whenever I am cooking is to find joy in eating with simple yet flavorful recipes that..."
TGI Fridays® Expands Global Presence in Asia a Very Significant Development Agreement
The U.S.-based company has partnered with Master Franchisor, Universal Success Enterprises, to bring an authentic Fridays® experience to over 75 new locations in South and Southeast Asia
TGI Fridays announced today the development of 75 new restaurants throughout South and Southeast Asia over the next 10 years in partnership with Master Franchisor Universal Success Enterprises. The deal, which is expected to drive over $500MM in revenue for the U.S.-based company over 10 years, is the most significant development agreement to date for the...
Grubhub and Bloomin' Brands Expand Partnership with More Restaurants
Grubhub and Bloomin' Brands, Inc. announced today they are expanding their partnership to bring all of Bloomin' Brands concepts to the Grubhub Marketplace. All Bloomin' Brands concepts will be available on Grubhub for pickup or delivery, adding to the select Carrabba's Italian Grill locations already available on the platform.
More than 1,700 listings will be available across the country, including more than 1,000 restaurant locations and 700 virtual kitchens. Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Aussie Grill are currently available on Grubhub, with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and...
C&S Wholesale Grocers Partners with TCS to Build AI-Powered Distribution Model
Tata Consultancy Services has been chosen by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (C&S), an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States, to build a new operations platform on Google Cloud to reduce the company's carbon footprint and enhance the customer experience.
C&S has partnered with TCS to reimagine its operations platforms, including customer experience and grocery distribution. TCS will lead the company-wide project and help C&S establish a new cloud-based architecture that will unify its...
Southeastern Grocers to Debut Innovative Delivery and Curbside Pickup Experience by DoorDash
Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, will soon offer a new, convenient means to shop for groceries online that will also allow customers to enjoy the same prices as shopping in store. Starting in October, customers can utilize SEG’s proprietary new offering to shop their local Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket stores online and have their groceries delivered right to them in as little as two hours with the benefit of in-store deals and...
Beyond™ The Original Orange Chicken™ is Back By Popular Demand at Panda Express® for a Limited Time
Panda Express®, the largest family-owned and operated Asian dining concept in the U.S., is pleased to announce the return of its breakthrough innovation, Beyond™ The Original Orange Chicken™. Now available nationwide for a limited time while supplies last, this delicious entrée is co-developed with Beyond Meat® to capture the irresistibly crunchy texture and flavor of The Original Orange Chicken®, while giving guests the flavor they know and love as a plant-based option...
Cargill Launches Asia Pacific Digital Business Studio to Accelerate Food and Agriculture Innovation
Cargill’s first digital business studio in Asia expands the company’s innovation investments in the region
Cargill is partnering with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to launch its first digital business studio in Asia. The studio is designed to support local founders with investments that bring Cargill solutions to the market and accelerate innovation for the food and agriculture industry in Asia-Pacific.
Through this three-year partnership, Cargill will develop a portfolio of at least five new startups in Singapore. The startups will focus on pressing...
Walmart Announces Equity Investment in Sustainable Beef LLC
Walmart and Sustainable Beef LLC announced today that Walmart signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Sustainable Beef LLC, a rancher-owned company based in North Platte, Nebraska. Walmart’s equity investment is part of a broader strategic partnership to source top-quality angus beef from Sustainable Beef LLC’s new beef processing facility. This partnership helps supplement the current beef industry and provides additional opportunities for ranchers to increase their business. As part of the investment, Walmart will also have representation on Sustainable Beef’s board.
Walmart’s investment will help Sustainable Beef...
Beef. It's What for Dinner. 300 Returns to Daytona International Speedway
NASCAR beefs up the Xfinity Series season opener for a third consecutive year
For the third year in a row Daytona International Speedway announced its partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, to sponsor the 42nd season-opening race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series – The Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.® 300. The race is scheduled to kick off the season on Saturday, February 18 at Daytona International Speedway, the day before the 65th annual DAYTONA 500...
Stryve Foods Partners with Military Nonprofit in Support of Fallen and Disabled Service Members
Stryve Foods, Inc., the premium air-dried meat snacks brand conquering the intersection of healthy and convenient, is proud to announce its partnership with Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to the children and spouses of America's fallen and disabled service members. Folds of Honor pays tribute to the sacrifice of America's heroes by allowing their legacy to live on through their families through educational scholarships, partnering with brands such as Stryve Foods in order to achieve the goals that allow for...
Boston-Based Mable Partnering with Convenience Store Chain Alltown Fresh®
Mable, an online wholesale platform for grocery, is announcing a partnership with Alltown Fresh® to provide wholesale distribution of local specialty foods to Alltown Fresh's® store locations. Alltown Fresh® supports communities by sourcing products from local farms, bakeries and vendors. Mable's offering of 3,000+ local, emerging brands makes it easy for Alltown Fresh® to support their communities and manage wholesale buying from local artisanal vendors in a single platform.
"We are really excited about this partnership!" said Joshua Smith, VP at Alltown...
Grubhub and Bank of America Team Up to Offer Grubhub+ for Free to Cardholders
Grubhub and Bank of America today announced that eligible Bank of America cardholders can receive Grubhub+ free for one year, providing unlimited $0 delivery fees on orders of $12 or more and exclusive Perks from restaurants on Grubhub.
Starting today, eligible cardholders can activate a one-year, complimentary Grubhub+ membership trial, valued at nearly $120. Grubhub+ members also enjoy a donation match on Grubhub+ orders when they are opted into Grubhub's Donate the Change program, which raised more...
Certified Group Partners with Groundswell Strategy to Strengthen Their Role as Food Safety Experts
Certified Group, a leading provider of laboratory testing services for customers working in FDA and USDA-regulated markets, today announced a partnership with Groundswell Strategy. The partnership enables Certified Group companies, Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) and EAS Consulting Group (EAS), leading North American providers of laboratory testing and regulatory consulting services, to engage with customers to meet regulatory compliance objectives, ultimately helping respond to and prevent foodborne illness.
Led by former Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, Carmen Rottenberg, Groundswell Strategy will...
Quicklly and Instacart put Indian Groceries on the Map with 60-Minute Delivery
Quicklly, a comprehensive, one-stop marketplace for Indian/South Asian groceries, tiffins, meal kits and fully-prepared restaurant dishes, and Instacart today announced the companies' expanded partnership to offer delivery of Quicklly's Indian pantry staples, desi spices and sauces in as fast as an hour across seven U.S. cities: New York City, N.Y., Chicago, Ill., Austin, Texas, Fremont, Calif., Sunnyvale, Calif., Naperville, Ill. and Edison, N.J. The Instacart app also offers nationwide delivery of Quicklly's ready-to-eat Indian meals kits in three to four days, creating...
Innovative Food Company, Egglife Foods, Announces Partnership With Jenny Mollen
According to the National Peanut Board, the average American child will consume 1,500 PB&Js before graduating high school. While tasty, the average PB&J isn't the most nutritious option, which is why Egglife Foods, the innovative food company that uses cage-free eggs instead of flour to reimagine carb-heavy foods, is rethinking this iconic schooltime staple – with less carbs and sugar and more protein.
In partnership with actor, Instagram personality and New York Times bestselling author Jenny Mollen, Egglife is sharing a variety of delicious and healthy twists...
Fast-Casual Restaurant, honeygrow Partners with DailyPay to Boost Hiring and Employee Tenure
In an Effort to Provide its Employees with Financial Wellness Tools, honeygrow Implements Popular On-Demand Pay Benefit
honeygrow, the Philadelphia-based fast-casual concept, is joining forces with DailyPay – the leader in on-demand pay. Through this partnership, honeygrow's restaurant employees can now access their earned pay after completing a shift. Ultimately, DailyPay's benefit allows employees to access their pay as they earn it, eliminating the need for payday loans and overdraft fees as they can pay bills, save, spend, or invest on their own schedules...
DoorDash and Grocery Outlet Partner for On-Demand Grocery Delivery
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., the leading extreme-value retailer in the United States, today announced a partnership with DoorDash, the local commerce platform, to offer on-demand grocery delivery from more than 398 locations across the country including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Nevada. Now DoorDash customers can order groceries on-demand from local Grocery Outlet stores via the DoorDash marketplace app or website, accessing all their grocery and household needs with savings top of mind.
Grocery Outlet serves more than 1.5 million shoppers each week...
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers partners with UMI Marketing Solutions
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has selected UMI Marketing Solutions as their marketing operations partner. Freddy's is a leading fast-casual restaurant with huge growth potential as they expand across the United States. Bringing their decades of marketing and franchise industry experience to the table, UMI will further fuel Freddy's efforts to double its footprint within the next four years.
"Freddy's is a unique, rapidly-growing brand, and we believe UMI's turn-key nature and dedication to the success of their clients through innovative marketing solutions make them the perfect partner to..."
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Team Up with HelloFresh to Introduce Limited-Edition Recipes
HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal kit company, announced today a new partnership with beloved couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to promote the ease and deliciousness of cooking with meal kits. Known for having impeccable taste, the partnership provides HelloFresh customers access to new, family-friendly recipes developed exclusively by Chef David Burtka. In addition, consumers can see Neil, David and their kids, Gideon and Harper, in a series of comedic content as they conquer mealtime in their own kitchen.
David Burtka, professional chef...
Lightspeed & OpenTable Help Restaurants Drive Improved Efficiencies
Lightspeed Commerce Inc., the one-stop commerce platform for merchants around the world to simplify, scale, and create exceptional customer experiences, today announced the expansion of its systems integration partnership with OpenTable, a leading restaurant platform and provider of online restaurant reservations.
The rich integration between OpenTable and Lightspeed enables the two systems to communicate in real-time, streamlining the core information restaurants need to run an efficient floor all in one place. Those using the Lightspeed and OpenTable systems integration can better understand diner behavior and spending, get up-to- the-minute...
Save A Lot and RangeMe Partner to Drive Product Innovation for Customers
Save A Lot announced a new partnership with RangeMe, the world's largest product discovery and sourcing platform, to scale the discount grocer's sourcing efforts for new and innovative products.
"Save A Lot is a limited assortment, hometown value grocer. That means we are laser focused on providing convenience, value and quality products for everyone who walks through our doors," said Tom Burkemper, Vice President of DSD & Merchandising Services. "The differentiator for us is that through our partnership with RangeMe, we are able to more quickly source, evaluate..."
Great Lakes Foods Selects eGrowcery to Help Retailers Go Digital
Great Lakes Foods, a wholesaler of food and non-food products to supermarkets and convenience stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, is working with eGrowcery, developer of the leading retail food industry eCommerce platform, to provide online sales and fulfillment solutions to it retail partners. The first operators are expected to deploy the system later this year.
“We needed to provide our retail partners with eCommerce technology that makes it as easy for them to engage with their shoppers online as it is in the store. The eGrowcery solution provides..."
Real Good Foods Partners with Stockperks to Reward Retail Investor Relationships
The Real Good Food Company, Inc., an innovative, high-growth, branded, health- and wellness-focused frozen food company, announced today the launch of their Real Good Foods Perks Program on the Stockperks app.
Real Goods Foods shareholders who leverage the Stockperks app can redeem perks based upon four levels of shareholding. Perks include digital gift cards for Realgoodfoods.com, Visa Gift Cards to purchase Real Good Foods products at major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Target or Kroger, a selection of merchandise in the Real Good Foods...
Hot Dog Council, National Mustard Museum Team Up for 'Sausage + Mustard Pairing Guide'
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) and the National Mustard Museum joined forces this summer to create the ultimate "Sausage and Mustard Pairing Guide," just in time for July's National Hot Dog Month and Independence Day. July 4th is the single biggest hot dog consumption day of the year as Americans enjoy an estimated 150 million hot dogs, part of a summer where people consume an estimated seven billion hot dogs.
"Mustard and sausages are about as classic a combo..."
Frisch’s Big Boy to Serve Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs at All Locations Beginning July 1
Today, Frisch's Big Boy announces the pairing of two of America’s most famous and long-standing menu items, the Big Boy burger, and the Nathan’s Famous hot dog. To kick off National Hot Dog Month beginning July 1, all Frisch’s Big Boy locations will carry the Nathan’s Famous 100% all-beef natural casing hot dog, the same hot dog proudly served at Nathan’s Famous restaurants, including the original Coney Island location. It’s also made with the same secret spice recipe dating back...
Grubhub and Brinker Partner to Bring Fan Favorites to the Grubhub Marketplace
Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace and Brinker International, Inc. announced today a partnership to bring the Chili's® Grill & Bar, It's Just Wings® and Maggiano's Little Italy® brands to Grubhub.
More than 2,500 locations will be available on the Grubhub Marketplace in the coming weeks. Chili's® Grill & Bar and It's Just Wings® (Chili's virtual brand) locations are currently available on Grubhub, with Maggiano's Little Italy® locations available soon.
"We make it our mission to add as many restaurants to..."
Wendy's and Tiger Pistol Partnership Sets the New Standard for Collaborative Advertising
Tiger Pistol, the leading collaborative advertising platform that delivers local activation at scale, announced today a partnership with The Wendy's Company, the global quick service restaurant, to power its national-to-local social advertising programs.
According to Kristin Tormey, Manager, Social Media & Gaming at The Wendy's Company, "The new partnership between Wendy's® and Tiger Pistol is an important step forward for our local advertising strategy. Tiger Pistol strengthens the level of collaboration between Wendy's, our regional agencies, and our restaurants, enabling high-performing social advertising at the..."
Fatburger Launches Mike’s Hot Honey® for New Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Fatburger announces the launch of Mike’s Hot Honey® Crispy Chicken Sandwich, available for a limited time. The sweet and spicy mash-up is the first Fatburger and Mike’s Hot Honey® collaboration, with both brands working together to create a one-of-a-kind offering that will “wow” chicken sandwich enthusiasts. Customers can order the Mike’s Hot Honey® Crispy Chicken Sandwich online and in-store at participating Fatburger locations from June 14 through September 4, 2022.
Sweet ‘n’ spicy ‘n’ ultra-crispy, the...
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