Articles by author: Jessica Guilbeaux

Drawing the Line in The Check Out Line

There is a new wave in determining customer satisfaction and employee efficiency made possible by technology.  Typical retail sounds are now being used by companies to increase productivity and improve customer service.  This is what Wal-Mart is attempting to do with its new sensor sound surveillance technology. The patented technology which Wal-Mart calls “listening to […]

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Drawing the Line in The Check Out Line
August 1, 2018

There is a new wave in determining customer satisfaction and employee efficiency made possible by technology.  Typical retail sounds are now being used by companies to increase productivity and improve customer service.  This is what Wal-Mart is attempting to do with its new sensor sound surveillance technology. The patented technology which Wal-Mart calls “listening to […]

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Can Chick-Fil-A Change the Way A Nation Consumes Fast Food? We’re About to Find Out
July 25, 2018

The business model of the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, has mirrored competitors since the first Chick-fil-A opened its doors in Atlanta, GA in 1967.  Now, however, it is making moves to position itself as one of the most innovative fast food chains of the 21st century. The focus will still be chicken, but it […]

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Can Chick-Fil-A Change the Way A Nation Consumes Fast Food? We’re About to Find Out
July 25, 2018

The business model of the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-fil-A, has mirrored competitors since the first Chick-fil-A opened its doors in Atlanta, GA in 1967.  Now, however, it is making moves to position itself as one of the most innovative fast food chains of the 21st century. The focus will still be chicken, but it […]

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