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

Aldi's massive expansion Experts Talk Roundtable

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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From Concept to Reality: DTIQ Champions the Positive Impact of AI on Retail, C-store, and Restaurant Industries.

What is the impact of AI in serving as the architecture for reshaping industries and bolstering their competitive edge, particularly in the retail, C-store and restaurant sectors? In Episode 2 of IQ Talk, host Daniel Litwin engages in a dynamic conversation with Steve Habermas, Chief Product and Technology Officer for DTiQ. Together, they delve […]

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Video Surveillance for Enhanced Security: Transforming Industries with iQTalk

How can businesses navigate the delicate balance between leveraging video surveillance for enhanced security and operational efficiency while ensuring the privacy and rights of individuals are respected? The inaugural episode of iQTalk, hosted by Gabrielle Bejarano, tackles these pressing questions with insights from John Donnelly III, the CRO of DTiQ, and Marc Litz, CEO […]

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

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

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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Food & Beverage
Personalizing the Dining Experience Through Music

When people go to a restaurant, personalizing the dining experience is a critical factor in making an impact that keeps customers returning. What better way to capitalize on that experience than through music? In recent years, the restaurant industry has seen a significant shift towards personalizing the dining experience for guests. As the industry […]

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Jewish Culinary Traditions Keep Culture Alive Through Food and Storytelling

In recent years, there’s been a vibrant resurgence in celebrating and preserving cultural heritage. As the world becomes more interconnected, there’s a wonderful opportunity to share and relish the diverse traditions that make each culture unique. One such tradition is the rich tapestry of Jewish culinary traditions, which, much like the Rosh Hashanah celebrations, […]

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Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

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Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

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IDC Smart Cities Awards: Edge Computing is Helping Virginia Beach Tackle its Flooding Crisis
April 11, 2024

In remote and disaster-prone areas, the rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) has opened new vistas for emergency management and community safety in smart cities. These leading IoT deployments, highlighted at the recent announcement of the IDC Smart Cities Awards winners, solidified the role that edge computing […]

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Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey
April 11, 2024

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

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Creating Generational Wealth: Untapping the Potential of Franchising
September 11, 2023

Creating generational wealth is a goal for many, yet it seems increasingly unobtainable in recent years. One path still open to make those goals a reality is in the world of franchising. Contrary to expectations, the pandemic did not deter individuals from seeing the potential of owning and operating a restaurant franchise. The desire […]

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A Look at the American Classic, The Cheesesteak, with Pat’s King of Steaks’ Frank E. Olivieri
August 25, 2023

The Main Course host, Barbara Castiglia, sat down with Frank E. Olivieri, the owner of the iconic Pat’s King of Steaks in Philadelphia. Olivieri serves up the rich history of the cheesesteak, emphasizing the importance of fresh ingredients and the unique taste of their signature cheese. He also shares personal anecdotes from his early […]

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With Sophisticated Restaurant Scams Plaguing the Industry, Can Businesses Stop the Deception?
August 20, 2023

Barbara Castiglia   The restaurant industry, already grappling with the challenges of the pandemic, now faces another menace: sophisticated restaurant scams. As eateries worldwide strive to recover, many of them fall prey to scammers. QR codes, which gained popularity in restaurants during the pandemic, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The National Restaurant Association puts restaurant losses […]

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The Essential Elements of Restaurant Design
August 14, 2023

On The Main Course, hosted by Barbara Castiglia, Ray Chung, the Director of Design at The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, delves into the intricate art of restaurant design. From the importance of lighting and acoustics to the essence of storytelling in creating an ambiance, Chung emphasizes the need for a holistic approach. Drawing […]

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Atomic Wings Aims to Spice up Franchise Operations in the Competitive Wing Space
August 4, 2023

As dining preferences shift towards healthier options, the restaurant industry is evolving to keep pace, particularly in franchise operations. Quality can sometimes fall by the wayside in a food culture dominated by convenience and speed. However, restaurant franchises realize that the key to customer loyalty and long-term success lies in maintaining quality while expanding […]

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Digital Restaurants: What Tech Will Help Restaurants Moving Forward?
July 28, 2023

Digital Restaurants aren’t literally digital. Technology hasn’t evolved to the point where digital food is a thing. And if it were a thing, are people ready to eat it? Probably not. But whether it’s a QSR with online ordering apps, a popular sit-down restaurant chain using online ordering and delivery, or even the favorite […]

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As the Restaurant Industry Grapples With Post-Pandemic Changes, Experts Examine a Look Into its Future
July 21, 2023

Amid a climate of recovery and relentless transformation, the restaurant industry braces for new challenges and opportunities. Fresh off a year marked by tremendous disruption, the sector is projected to record a staggering $997 billion in sales this year. Yet, this growth comes at a time of significant menu price inflation and continued […]

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Customer Experience was Changed by the Pandemic, But Technology Came in to Revitalize It
July 14, 2023

The world was forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the customer experience industry, especially in the restaurant sector, has faced unprecedented challenges and transformation. The role of technology has been amplified, not only as a survival tool during a time of social distancing and lockdowns, but also as a driving force for long-term, […]

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Beverage Only Concepts is Taking Over the Food Industry as the Brewing New Trend Becomes Center Stage For Consumers
July 7, 2023

As trends shift and evolve in the food industry, a notable new phenomenon has taken center stage: beverage only concepts. Over the past few years, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of businesses that focus solely on drinks, offering everything from coffee to milkshakes and now, iced tea. This intriguing move away […]

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