Customers dedicated delivery zones on campus

  Where we saw it… H-E-B is partnering with Texas A&M University to provide grocery delivery to people who live on its main and West campuses in College Station, Texas, according to an article posted Wednesday on the university’s website. Under the Campus+ program, customers at the university can receive grocery orders at eight dedicated delivery zones for a $5 fee.… Read More »

McDonald’s Moving Out of Walmart (which is going Ghost)

Where we saw it… Walmart is losing hundreds of in-store McDonald’s locations that have seen diminished foot traffic during the pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. By this summer, around 150 McDonald’s will remain inside Walmart stores — down from a peak of 1,000 locations at the height of the two chains’ 30-year partnership. The paper also reported that… Read More »

Smart Locker System — Smart Pickup Smart Curbside Pickup Solutions

Automated Smart Locker System by GRUBBRR and Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. BOCA RATON, Fla., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — BOCA RATON, Fla., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — GRUBBRR, a leading commerce automation company, and Frank Mayer, North America’s premier kiosk provider, have forged a trailblazing partnership to provide restaurants and other retailers with best-in-class Smart… Read More »

Amazon AI Delivery Truck Cameras Become Last Straw

From BusinessInsider March 2021 The Thomson Reuters Foundation published a report Friday about an Amazon driver in Denver for whom the company’s constant artificial-intelligence-driven surveillance proved to be too much. Vic, who asked the Thomson Reuters Foundation to use only his first name “for fear of retaliation,” this month quit his job delivering packages for the tech giant. Insider reported in… Read More »

The Changing of Travel and Hospitality Post-COVID

Blog post by Ingenico March 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel and hospitality forever. 2020 saw many hotels and flights go empty for long periods. But with additional precautionary measures, CDC guidelines and the start of the vaccine rollout in the US, things are starting to look up. Most importantly, consumer confidence is making a comeback. According… Read More »

Touchless Technology In the Bathroom

Last week we reviewed a new antibacterial treatment designed for sinks and ATMs.  This week it is touchless toilets. Excerpt: shizuoka-based murakami corporation, an automobile parts manufacturer specializing in rear-view mirrors, has collaborated with kyoto-based startup parity innovations, in a new touchless system for japanese toilets. known for their wash-and-dry functions, these toilets are all controlled via a panel of… Read More »