McDonalds AI Drive-Thru Ordering Violates Privacy Laws in Illinois and now headed to Court

From EatThisNotThat Jun2021 – Editors Note:  You could see this coming given the test being run in Illinois which has some of the strictest privacy laws. In Brief: McDonalds testing AI-powered drive-thru ordering at 10 restaurants in Illinois Voice Analysis and Recognition being used Data retention — McDonalds is not informing customers how long their data will be… Read More »

Retail History News from 2014 and Before

Historical Retail News Compendium We were doing some housecleaning from 2014 and for historical purposes here is Retail Systems news from 2014. Includes: Bitcoin writeup from 2013 — imagine buying then… Here they are InComm’s Corporate B2B Store Enables Retailers to Streamline Management of Corporate Gift Card Sales – Retail Automate PORTLAND, Ore. (Mar. 27, 2014) – InComm,… Read More »

Mobile App For Ghost Kitchen Orders – iOS & Android – Retail Automation

Ghost Kitchen Mobile Ordering App – Virtual Restaurant Editors Note:  first occurrence of a dedicated “purpose-built” mobile ordering app that we have seen which connects to a Ghost Kitchen. Now we have virtual restaurants and Food-As-A-Service nomenclature to include in our shoptalk. Just Kitchen Holdings Corp., an operator of ghost kitchens specializing in the development of delivery-only food… Read More »

Vending Checkout – AI-Powered Self-Checkout and Vending Charlotte Airport Kiosks – Grab and Go

Grab and Go Smart Vending Airports HMS Introduces Smart Vending press release — HMSHost Smart Vending for Touchless Food and Beverage Experience. Dynamic Vision Recognition Captures Purchased Snack Items While Automated Blue Light Cleans Vending Machine Between Users. Editors Note: HMS Hosting announcing deployment of AI Self-Checkout Smart Vending in Charlotte.  The language is odd such as “Just… Read More »

Outdoor Locker Solutions Parcel Lockers Enhanced

Outdoor Locker Solution Featuring superior durability, improved weather and UV-resistance and integrated temperature controls, Parcel Pending’s outdoor lockers keep packages protected from extreme weather IRVINE, Calif., April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parcel Pending by Quadient, the leading provider of smart locker solutions for residential, commercial, retail, and university properties in the United States and Canada, today unveiled enhanced… Read More »