Food

Cafe & Restaurant Sonic Customers Can Order By Voice Thanks To Mastercard And ZIVELO Kiosk Tech

The two companies are testing a pilot program for self-service voice capabilities at the fast-food restaurant to enhance quick and personalized transactions

Food & Beverage Sainsbury's Nectar Loyalty Program Offers Personalized Rewards

Sainsbury's is redesigning its loyalty program to offer targeted rewards as well as greater digital integration for seamless transactions

Delivery & Logistics Digital P2P Platform Offers Book Access For Literature-Scarce Venezuela

Ongoing humanitarian crises in the South American country inspired an innovative peer-to-peer analog book exchange, helping citizens form networks to access increasingly scarce literature

Merchandising & Curation Interview: DRINKS Ecommerce Marketplace On Enabling 'Wine As A Service'

CEO Zac Brandenberg explains how the online wine marketplace took on an entrenched category, realizing the opportunity to apply the convenience of ecommerce and popularity of DTC brands to the wine space

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket ShopRite's Community-Based Store Concept Offers On-Site Cooking Classes

Prioritizing convenience and improved in-store offerings, the grocery chain invests in customer education, prepared foods and community spaces

Loyalty & Membership Subscription Take-Out Service Helps Customers Curb Packaging Waste

London's DabbaDrop implements re-usable metal tiffin tins in order to package its meals without plastic, offering consumers plastic-free food delivery via bicycle

Brand Activation & Immersion Petco's New York Flagship Features An Experiential Pet Food Kitchen

Justfordogs is helping Petco enable experiential retail with a kitchen where customers are invited to watch chefs prepare veterinarian-approved dog food for sale

Automotive Gridlocked Drivers Can Order Burger King Straight To Their Car

BK's 'Traffic Jam Whopper' service identifies areas congested with traffic and activates billboards to alert drivers to its delivery option

Retail Walmart Tests Employee Management Structure In Online-Offline Resource Shift

In an effort to compete with e-tailers like Amazon, Walmart is reducing the number of managers while enhancing the role's prestige as it shifts in-store and online resource allocation

Transactions & Payments Postmates Partners With Square To Help Restaurants Enable On-Demand Delivery

The partnership aims to answer demand from small business merchants like restaurant owners looking to enable flexible on-demand delivery

Packaging & Product Engagement Robots Taste-Test Food During Production To Maintain Consistency

The Chinese government is employing artificial intelligence to evaluate food during the production process to evaluate authenticity and consistency with standards

Store Experience & Design Getaway Is A Brooklyn Bar For Alcohol-Free Patrons

As consumer behavior around alcohol consumption continues to change, there is a growing need for nightlife experiences that can accommodate non-drinkers, which NYC bar Getaway hopes to meet

Shopper Education & Assistance Sainsbury's Tests Checkout-Free Supermarkets

Sainsbury's is piloting a checkout-free store that will replace the cashier with a scan-and-go mobile app experience

Design TWA Hotel Offers Travelers Food From Iconic NYC Vendors

The hotel, slated to open May 15, will offer diners the chance to experience NYC's international variety like the Halal Guys and Earl of Sandwich in a reference to the TWA's global reach