Industry News: Retail and Foodservice Technology – March 2014
Discount and Specialty:
Runnings, a general merchandise retailer with more than 34 stores, has announced its partnership with ShopVisible for the launch of its first e-commerce site, runnings.com.
Department Stores and Apparel:
Lord & Taylor and its Canadian counterpart Hudson’s Bay Company are now accepting bitcoin payments through the mobile application Pounce.
Nordstrom’s technology investments will account for more than 30% of the company’s CapEx investment plan, up from roughly 20% in previous years.
Buffalo Wild Wings has announced that it is partnering with NTN Buzztime, Inc. to bring the company’s BEOND seven-inch Samsung Galaxy touchscreen tablets to all of their North America restaurant locations by the end of 2015. Buzztime’s BEOND tablet lets customers order food, request songs and television shows, play games and pay the bill.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has selected the Agilysys InfoGenesis POS system as its enterprise-wide point-of-sale solution.
Cheesecake Factory doesn’t have any near term plans to install touchscreen devices where guests can order food and pay their checks from the table.
Dairy Queen is using a combination of the SurePOS 500 Series from Toshiba and POS technology from POSitouch.
Jamba Juice Company has unveiled its new Jamba Insider Rewards customer loyalty program in stores nationwide.
Pizza Hut is testing a new interactive tabletop that gives customers the ability to order at their table via touchscreen technology. The technology also offers tableside payment and gaming apps to entertain customers.
Starbucks is adding a tipping option to its mobile payment app. The company’s app now accounts for approximately one out of 10 purchases.
Tim Horton’s is rolling out a single source Micros POS system in the spring of this year.