Industry News: Retail and Foodservice Technology – September 2013
Supermarket and Convenience
Harris Teeter is testing a mobile wallet system to allow consumers to pay for groceries ordered online.
Lowe’s updated its mobile app with in-store features that help consumers locate items while shopping. Customers can now view the location of any stocked item in a particular store. The app also integrates more deeply with the MyLowe’s loyalty program.
Tractor Supply will use SAS analytics to better forecast customer demand and improve the performance of promotional and regular merchandise through improved inventory placement.
Department Stores and Apparel
Nordstrom is contemplating putting iPads in dressing rooms to elevate its customer experience and allow it to be more accessible to digital-savvy customers.
Boston Market has started deployment of the NCR RealPOS 72XRT in all of its locations.
Homestyle Dining is working with MIRUS Restaurant Solutions to have the company provide customizable analytical tools that deliver restaurant exception-based reporting results and dashboards.
McDonald’s is currently testing a mobile payment application in Salt Lake City and Austin, TX.
Mellow Mushroom has partnered with Quickcue to manage the front-of-house operations and upgrade the guest experience.
SONIC has selected MICROS as its strategic enterprise solution partner. Included in the solution is MICROS’ point-of-sale for drive-in transactions, as well as MICROS’ enterprise solution including Enterprise Management, Enterprise Inventory and Labor, Business Intelligence, and Loss Prevention systems for above drive-in operations.