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  Panera Bread tested a subscription coffee service as regular readers of this blog know then they launched an $8.99 per month coffee and tea subscription program for its MyPanera loyalty program members. Steven Jonson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated, it’s clear that Coffee subscriptions work giving the first-hand knowledge JAB Holding Company […]
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Chipotle Mexican Grill said that price increases it put through enabled it to offset higher prices on beef and shipping. The fast casual chain posted adjusted earnings per share of $7.02, well above the $6.32 expected by analysts. Net sales rose nearly 22 percent during the most recent quarter.
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The New York Times reports that more than 1,700 hourly Amazon workers at its Staten Island, New York distribution center have signed commitments authorizing “the Amazon Labor Union to represent me for the purpose of collective bargaining.” According to the Times, “The commitments are the results of six months of organizing at Amazon’s only fulfillment […]
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  The halo of ‘better-for-you’ continues to be top of mind with Gen Z and Millennial Americans. Young parents are constantly looking for better for my baby, better for my child, food and associated products according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. It’s at the intersection the Gen Z, Millennial […]
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It’s Friday, the week is nearly done, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Tesco, Gorillas and Walmart. 1. Tesco opens Trigo powered GetGo checkout-free store Tesco has launched its first high street […]
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RETHINK Retail’s Solution Spotlight shines a light on industry vendors and what makes them distinct. This vendor spotlight is on 84.51˚, a retail data science, insights and media company that helps the Kroger company, CPG companies, agencies, publishers and affiliated partners create more personalized and valuable experiences for shoppers across the path to purchase. Powered […]
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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), one of the nation’s leading QSR chains, announced today it has awarded seven development agreements in Q4 of fiscal year 2021 to open 47 new restaurants. In total, Jack in the Box has awarded 23 development agreements in fiscal year 2021 to build 111 stores over […]
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Netflix’s Reed Hastings leans on it. So does SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son. As did Howard Schultz when he ran Starbucks. It has been well-documented that these renowned business leaders have relied on one thing to drive their business decisions: gut instinct. They’re not alone. Oprah Winfrey once said mistakes happen when she doesn’t listen to […]
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ATLANTA — InComm Payments released the results of its 2021 Holiday Report on Wednesday, which found that consumers are already preparing for the holiday season and plan to get a head start on shopping – beginning as early as right now. The study drew responses from 2,552 U.S. consumers regarding their expectations for this season’s holiday shopping. […]
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Business Insider reports that Amazon and Starbucks have been working on the launch of a new format store – codenamed “Verde” – that would combine elements of a Starbucks coffee shop and the food sold in an Amazon Go store, using Just-Walk-Out checkout-free technology. According to the story, the format “was designed to build a […]
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Amazon and Starbucks have discussed the creation of co-branded coffee shops featuring the former’s Just Walk Out technology. According to a report by Business Insider: “The initial layout of the store shows Amazon Go’s food section within a cafe that has a lounge seating area.” “Customers would have to use separate apps for pay – […]
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Amazon and Starbucks have held preliminary talks over launching a co-branded coffee shop that uses Amazon’s cashierless tech, Business Insider reported. The new coffee shop would sell both Starbucks branded… The post Amazon and Starbucks ponder launching coffee shop with cashierless tech appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jack in the Box, Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) announces the following event: What: JACK Management & Franchisee Q&A   Who: Jack in the Box Corporate – Darin Harris (CEO), Tim Mullany (CFO), Chris Brandon (VP of IR) Jack in the Box Franchisees – David Beshay, Mike Norwich, Clyde Rucker (Open to the general public, […]
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Why Experience-Driven Subscription Services are Key to Satisfying Customer Cravings
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CNBC has an interview with Domino’s Pizza CEO Ritch Allison in which he says that while profits were up, Q3 sales and same-store sales were off (the latter for the first time in a decade) – and he says that the entire restaurant industry is being hurt by a slowdown in immigration, which is making […]
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 Do you feel like your company can never keep pace with the fast-evolving world of foodservice technology? Does it seem a national chain or the restaurant next door is always one step ahead of you when it come to technology.  At the intersection of any size restaurants and foodservice technology in a new platform that […]
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  The food industry is not as difficult as some make it out to be.  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food sold when hot food is hot, cold food is cold, and full of flavor continues to drive growth in every sector of food retail today according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, […]
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #BPTW4All–Foodics, a tech company offering POS Solutions to run and grow restaurant business based on data and insights, has recently been recognized as one of the best places to work in Saudi, Egypt, UAE, Jordan and Kuwait for 2021. Following an unprecedented year of challenges and workplace disruption with the onset […]
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  Change is the price of survival within the foodservice sector today. Regular readers of this blog know that customization and personalization are both hallmarks of the fast-growing grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food. According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® hand-held-food for immediate consumption drive […]
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Starbucks is calling the decision to close two stores where workers were seeking to form a union a coincidence. The chain said the locations are closing as part of a remodeling effort. One will be reopened as a store to the public while the other will be converted into a training center. Starbucks Workers United […]
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Since August of 2021, the Interactive Customer Experience Association has officially added 139 executives from consumer-facing brands to its professional network. These new members represent a wide range of industries including restaurant chains, retail brands, financial service providers, hospitality, travel and entertainment.
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  Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® continues to get deluged with complaints from independent restauranters that they can’t keep up with technology and the competitive advantages that chains have over them when it comes to technology. ChowNow, the Order Better Network enables regional restaurant operators and or independent restaurants to […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
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Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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