Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology – September 2014
Corner Bakery Café is rolling out a new full-system technology platform that integrates labor, food and administration under one cloud-based umbrella.
Golden Chick has piloted NCR Corporation’s Drive-Thru Timer which gives the company real-time visibility of its drive-thru operations.
Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Subway are among the first restaurant chains that will be integrating Apple Pay, the new phone-payment platform from Apple Inc.
Roy Rogers has selected Punchh’s cloud-based POS-integrated mobile CRM platform to enable its customers to become more engaged through social media sites on their mobile devices.
Target Corporation is integrating Apple Pay and Like2Buy, a platform that enables customers to purchase products through Instagram, into its mobile strategy.
Staples launched the new Visa Checkout digital payment service, which enables customers to order online and pick up in-store within hours, its first Staples iPad application, and new in-store kiosks.
Supermarket & Convenience:
Whole Foods Market will be broadening its mobile payment offerings with the participation in Apple Pay. They retailer already accepts Near Field Communication payments via pads at its store check-out registers.
Apparel & Department:
Chico’s has partnered with Borderfree to broaden its reach of shoppers in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide.
Foot Locker will offer customers same-day ecommerce delivery through a partnership with crowdsourced delivery service Deliv.
Macy’s is launching a number of new technologies embracing online and mobile. In addition to adopting Apple’s new Apple Pay platform, Macy’s is incorporating an expanded use of beacon technology, installation of ShopBeacons, smart fitting rooms with wall mounted tablets, and mobile wallets among others.