Industry News: Retail and Foodservice Technology
Supermarket and Convenience
Publix Super Markets is now offering free Wi-Fi access to shoppers inside its grocery stores.
Discount and Specialty
Walmart announced that NCR will be installing 10,000 SelfServ Checkout lanes to more than 1,200 locations in the United States during 2013.
Department Stores and Apparel
Aeropostale recently unveiled its brand new prototype store and the concept has iPods in fitting rooms so that people can personalize the music while they’re trying on clothes. Apple desktops and iPads are scattered throughout the store for customers to use to scan products and read reviews.
Foot Locker has extended its software licensing agreement with PeopleAnswers. The retailer will use the HR solution in its 2,500 stores across the United States.
PacSun announced it has partnered with Lyons Consulting Group to upgrade its e-commerce and mobile sites.
Sears Holdings has upgrades its existing Teradata analytic environment with the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse Platform 6690.
Sterling Shoes has gone live with Jesta I.S.’s Vision Store and Vision Merchandising software.
Chick-fil-A has selected Envysion as a video provider.
McDonald’s is testing a new custom made TV program called the M Channel in 700 company restaurants. The goal of the channel is to engage customers by offering exclusive content related to news, sports, entertainment, and offer highly localized reporting at various times of the day to engage different audiences. The M Channel could expand to 14,000 locations nationwide within 18 months if the test is proven to be successful.
Papa Gino’s completed a rollout of SpeedLine point of sale software at its Papa Gino’s Pizza and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches restaurant locations.