Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology – October 2014
Farmers Restaurant Group selected Agilysys, Inc.’s workforce management solution software. The company hopes to reduce labor costs and increase profitability with help from the new solution.
Starbucks anticipates launching a full U.S. rollout of mobile ordering in 2015 after piloting the program in Portland.
Subway began accepting mobile payments through Softcard, which is a joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
RadioShack will partner with Apple Pay for mobile payment at over 900 of its locations in five large markets, including Manhattan, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Walmart is partnering with Green Dot to provide its customers with GoBank, a mobile banking platform.
Supermarket & Convenience:
Giant Eagle is testing smart devices from Brickstorm for capturing in-store analytics.
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is using SAP’s FICO financial management application to assist in its store growth.
Whole Foods Market distribution centers saw productivity gains after implementing Voxware’s voice technology.
Apparel & Department:
American Eagle installed shopBeacon technology at more than 100 of its locations over the past months that communicates with customers’ mobile devices as they enter the store.
Blue Nile Inc. has rolled out a new mobile shopping application which includes augmented reality on the app’s “Dream Box” feature. The app, available through Apple’s App Store, allows customers to virtually try on an engagement ring with their mobile phones.
Chico’s FAS partnered with Tyco Retail Solutions at 13 pilot locations to test its RFID. The company announced positive results addressing inventory accuracy.
Retailers including Art of Shaving, Express, and Things Remembered are using a new, in-mall mobile retail solution from StepsAway.