Food industry

Analysis Interview: How Dig Inn Is Bringing Quality And Sustainability To Food Delivery

The fast-casual New York hotspot's founder discusses how it built its own delivery service using existing infrastructure to meet consumer demand for hot and quality meals on demand, home-cooked style

Brand Activation & Immersion Dean & DeLuca Restaurant Concept Offers Patrons Chef-Led Experience

The New York grocery and cafe mainstay designed a full-service restaurant to embody the interactive nature of contemporary culture, merging front and back of house for a theater dining experience

Cafe & Restaurant Tokyo Restaurant 3D Prints Sushi Personalized To Guests' Nutritional Needs

A restaurant called Sushi Singularity is slated to open in Japan's capital city in 2020, using analysis of customers' saliva and more to 3D print sushi personalized to their body's needs

Delivery & Logistics Uber Eats Delivers Food Straight To Toronto Airport Travelers

The app delivery service is partnering with Toronto Pearson to let travelers order food from airport restaurants and have it delivered straight to their gate

Food & Beverage 7-Eleven Customers Can Enjoy Beer On Tap And Organic Fare

The convenience chain is testing out alternative store formats to compete with Amazon Go, launching a Dallas location emphasizing fresh and organic options as well as an on-site Taqueria

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Whole Foods Launches Chelsea Concept Store With Convenience-Style Format

The health-focused grocer is testing a bodega-style mini-mart in New York City, offering busy customers food to go and convenience-store essentials

Merchandising & Curation McDonald's Personalizes Its Drive-Through With Tailored Menu Offerings

The fast-food franchise is implementing menus that adapt in accordance with real-time factors like weather, trending items and customers' orders as they go

Automotive Wayback Burger Delivery Vehicle Cooks Customers' Food On-Site

The restaurant chain is debuting an electric vehicle and app that combine the convenience of delivery with on-site cooking, aiming to curb common complaints of "soggy fries" or forgotten items

Consumer Goods Amazon Shoppers Can Return Items Unpackaged At Designated Whole Foods Desk

Amazon is testing shipping and receiving desks at Whole Foods locations to increase its flexibility and convenience for customers

Packaging & Product Engagement Dove Chocolate Improves Job Security For Female Workers In West Africa

As part of a campaign for International Women's Day, the chocolatier's new facility on the Ivory Coast aims to give its primarily female employees greater resources and support

Shopper Marketing & Promotion KFC Fans Can Contribute And Fund Product Ideas Via Online Innovations Lab

The chain restaurant's Innovations Lab is an Indiegogo crowdsourcing and crowdfunding campaign that helps the brand foster innovation and gauge consumer interest

Health Interview: CMO Of The Company Behind Melt Shop, Five Guys, The Little Beet And More On The Future Of Fast-Casual Dining

Jason Anello explains how Aurify turned consumer demand into a powerhouse portfolio of niche brands, commenting on the strengths of fast-casual dining and how restaurants can navigate shifting online-offline customer dynamics

Store Experience & Design Starbucks Reserve Experiential Bali Flagship Lets Customers Rake Coffee Beans

The latest flagship location of the coffee brand's Reserve shops in Dewata is designed to afford customers an educational experience in a sanctuary-inspired setting, highlighting the work of Bali's coffee farmers and inviting customers to rake beans

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Air Asia Offers Customers Permanent Restaurant Inspired By Flight Menu

Called Santan, the airliner's fast-food restaurant is at once designed to drive brand engagement as well as test out new items on the ground to be used for the in-flight menu