Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology – January 2015
Some McDonald’s franchises are integrating Bluetooth beacon technology from beacon solution provider Piper. The locations, in Columbus GA, will deliver coupon offers, alerts, employment opportunities as well as customer surveys simultaneously when customers enter the restaurants.
TGI Fridays Inc. is partnering with Microsoft Corp. to provide its servers with eight-inch tablets. The tablets will allow employees to process orders and payments while at the table and respond promptly to requests.
BJ’s Wholesale Club has selected Esri’s location analytics solutions to aid in real estate research strategy and business insight analysis.
GameStop will become one of the first retailers to use the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The company intends to use Azure to stream video game and promotional content direct to customer and store associate mobile devices.
Half Price Books has selected the PCMS Vision BeanStore Point-of-Sale system. PCMS is currently in the process of implementing at all of Half Price’s nationwide locations.
Supermarket & Convenience:
Heinen’s has partnered with Symphony EYC to implement customer-driven retailing operations that range from shopper’s actions through the store, and then back to the warehouse.
Marsh Supermarkets has partnered with inMarket to develop a closed-loop iBeacon platform that will enable Apple Watch users to receive interactive alerts and other content on their devices based on their proximity to the beacons.
Save Mart Supermarkets has announced a multi-year agreement with Revionics’ SaaS-based price optimization solution and its advanced analytics services, including the key value item (KVI) analysis and store cluster analysis.