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Grocery Retailers Need to Adopt Adaptive Supply Chain Strategies to Stabilize Rising Grocery Prices

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As recent reports highlight a cooling in overall inflation rates, the grocery sector tells a different story. Over the past three years, grocery prices have surged by 21%, outpacing the general inflation rate of 18% during the same period. This divergence is particularly pronounced in certain food items, where price increases have reached as…

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With 800 New Stores in the Offing, How Will Aldi’s Massive Expansion Impact the Grocery Industry?

Grocery chain Aldi recently announced plans to add 800 new stores in the U.S. within five years, focusing on the Northeast, Midwest, western U.S., and Southern California, with a debut in Las Vegas. In the Southeast, Aldi’s massive expansion plans include converting a whopping 400 Winn-Dixies and Harveys locations into Aldi stores, starting with about…

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Domino’s Pizza’s AI and Robotics Investments Forge a Path for Other QSRs to Follow in 2024

The QSR (quick service restaurant) industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by AI and robotics automation advancements. Among those leading the charge, Domino’s Pizza is launching its own strategy for evolving its operations and customer service ecosystem to take advantage of robotics, AI-powered software, and more proactive tools that elevate the Domino’s experience….

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With High Profit Margins and Operational Efficiency, McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Boasts a Recipe for Success

McDonald’s spin-off CosMc’s recently debuted its first outlet in Bolingbrook, Illinois, with an ambitious plan to launch 10 additional locations within the next year. Touted as a ‘beverage concept’, the fast food giant’s latest venture tantalizes with a diverse range of snacks, sandwiches, and innovative drinks, including the likes of an Island Pick-Me-Up Punch…

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CosMc’s Demonstrates McDonald’s Ability to Further Expand the QSR Industry and Challenge Its Competitors

McDonald’s recently threw its hat into the beverage-leaning QSR ring with the launch of its CosMc’s chain. Can this latest innovative strategy in expanding its menu offerings challenge the more established competitors in the industry and enhance customer experience? Joe Reinstein, Executive Director at the Digital Restaurant Association, provided some timely insight into McDonald’s…

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Network Services in Restaurants Improve Customer Experiences When Used in a Balanced Approach

Are restaurants losing the human touch in their race to embrace technology, or can network services in restaurants strike the perfect balance between efficiency and customer satisfaction? Signs indicate a seismic technology shift in the industry is underway, with 75% of independent restaurant operators gearing up to integrate new technology systems within the following…

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What’s McDonald’s Spin-off CosMc’s Key Ingredient for Success? Personalized Customer Service.

McDonald’s latest venture, CosMc’s, is poised to make a significant impact in the fast-food industry with its recent launch in Bolingbrook, Illinois. This new chain, characterized as a ‘beverage concept’, moves away from traditional offerings like Big Macs and fries, and instead, highlights a variety of lemonades, coffees, sandwiches, and desserts. With plans to…

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May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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The Future of Business Success Lies in Real-Time Feedback and Sales Process Automation
May 22, 2024

Amid the rapid pace of technological advancements, sales processes are undergoing significant changes. Companies are increasingly pressured to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction. According to Forrester’s 2023 report, a staggering 90% of global business buyers experienced stalled purchasing processes due to economic headwinds, emphasizing the importance of price transparency and the need for…

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Stenograph, LLC Announces Thaly Palanisamy as New President
May 22, 2024

Stenograph, LLC is pleased to announce Thaly Palanisamy as president. In his role, Mr. Palanisamy will guide Stenograph in executing its strategic vision: Empowering the capture, preservation, and accessibility of verbatim records. “Thaly’s leadership skills, combined with the Stenograph strategy deployed by our talented team, will ensure success as we charter our course for the…

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Fast Food Customers Want More Convenience and Unique Fare. McDonald’s Answers with CosMc’s.
December 19, 2023

Earlier this month, McDonald’s unveiled its first CosMc’s location in Bolingbrook, Illinois, marking the launch of a new spinoff brand inspired by the McDonaldland mascot CosMc. Additionally, the restaurant chain is set to open 10 locations by the end of 2024, including nine in Texas. CosMc’s is a beverage-focused chain that will feature a…

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Will CosMc’s Take Off? Social Media Response Could Determine the New McDonald’s Subbrand’s Fate
December 19, 2023

McDonald’s latest experiment in the customizable drink and coffee market could make a cosmic splash in the industry if the social media response to the concept turns out positive. McDonald’s is introducing its CosMc’s spinoff in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a new venture combining a unique, beverage-led menu with classic and innovative offerings. This small-format concept,…

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Improved AI Technology is Going to Change How Efficient QSRs Are For Customers and Driving Profits
December 12, 2023

Quick service restaurants (QSRs) and AI are becoming indispensable for improving efficiency, customer satisfaction, and revenue. AI streamlines order processing, enhances inventory management, personalizes customer experiences, optimizes workforce deployment, and adapts quickly to market trends. Collectively this all helps transform the QSR sector with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and superior customer experiences. Additionally, when…

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From Lab to Table: Perfecting Plant-Based Meats for the Meat-Eaters’ World
November 17, 2023

With hopes of targeting traditional meat eaters and vegans alike, Kellogg’s MorningStar Farms has introduced a new plant-based burger that claims to combine the taste and texture of traditional meat with nutritional advantages. Notably, a recent study showed that taste was a key factor in attracting and retaining plant-based product consumers. As consumer interest…

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FBD Frozen’s 77X Frozen Cocktail Series Expands and Prepares Beverage Ready at the Call
October 12, 2023

The art of cocktail-making has evolved with technology at its side and it’s shaping a new frontier in mixology. Gone are the days of cumbersome processes and the labor-intensive nature of preparing exquisite frozen cocktails. The world is in a modern age where efficiency meets innovation. Businesses now have the opportunity to elevate their…

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The FDA is Updating its Food Traceability Rules. AI Food Tracking Technology Can Help Companies Prepare.
October 5, 2023

Thanks to new regulations in Europe and the United States, a spotlight on food traceability is intensifying. Food traceability systems track food products throughout the supply chain, which reduces waste and helps authorities respond swiftly to safety incidents. How should companies invest in food tracing technology to build consumer trust? The new regulations out…

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To Reduce Food Waste, Collaboration and Partnerships with Local Regulators is a Must
September 20, 2023

The United States needs to reduce food waste. Solutions exist to make it happen, but without collaboration, transparency, and partnerships that include local regulators, all those efforts could be for naught. The U.S. saw a significant rise in food waste in 2021, with 91 million tons of surplus food produced, a 4.8% increase from…

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Autonomous Delivery Robots May Be Both Friend and Foe to Gig Work Delivery Drivers
September 5, 2023

The rise of autonomous delivery robots is shaping the way urbanites receive their meals in the world of food delivery. Serve Robotics, an Uber spinout, is amplifying its collaboration with Uber Eats by deploying up to 2,000 autonomous sidewalk delivery robots across several U.S. markets through 2026. Initiated in West Hollywood, Serve’s robot deliveries…

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QSR & Restaurant Employees Need Digital-First Designed Training For Better Retention
September 1, 2023

The concept of digital-first is permeating every corner of our lives and the food service industry is no exception. Switching to mobile-based training solutions isn’t just a fad. It is a strategic move rooted in both psychology and practicality. For one, some studies confirm that game-based, positive reinforcement can elevate retention rates to…

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