DATATRAC: Retail and Foodservice Technology – January 2017
• Sonic Corp. will integrate a number of new technology initiatives in 2017 to decrease order delivery time, increase customization and offer more smartphone convenience company CEO Clifford Hudson said during an earnings statement.
• Red Robbin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is partnering with DoorDash to offer delivery services from 70 select restaurants across the country.
• Wingstop Inc. is now offering customized, voice-activated customer ordering through Amazon Alexa.
• After a successful launch in December, BJ’s Wholesale Club is now is looking at additional opportunities to expand its use of online ordering technology in the bakery and deli departments.
• Gymboree, a children’s specialty store chain, has implemented a mobile POS system from Aptos as well as Aptos Enterprise Order Management and integration with Aptos Store to assist in inventory and ordering.
• Discount Drug Mart will offer patients an iMedicare plan comparison; the platform integrates into the pharmacist’s existing workflow and supplies information about local and national Medicare plans, according to the companies.
Supermarket & Convenience
• Giant-Landover, a division of Ahold Delhaize, has begun testing a shelf-tag sustainability rating system through a partnership with independent research firm HowGood, the companies announced. The HowGood database is the world’s largest repository of sustainable food ratings. Stores will communicate the HowGood ratings through signage at entrances, education on shelf, and staff training.