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Take Some of the Stress off Your Plate

Posted on 22nd Jul 2019

Web-based applications can help streamline menu and recipe management, training, food labeling and communication. Directing the many facets of an active food service operation requires the ability to multi-task, lead, organize, think on your feet, and meet stringent regulations while producing quality food day after day. The demands of the job have the potential to overwhelm. Proactive food se … read more
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C-Store Grab & Go Success: It’s All in the Label

Posted on 10th Jul 2019

More than one-fourth of c-store shoppers say they value convenience, of course. But they also want more nutrition information and greater emphasis on healthy ingredients. To compete for customer loyalty in today’s marketplace, more c-store owners are turning to the grab & go segment. A vital component in the race for loyalty and repeat business in grab & go is a well-displayed, accurate … read more
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Protect your Perimeter Profits

Posted on 27th Jun 2019

Supermarket shoppers – especially the coveted millennials – have specific desires when it comes to perimeter products. They want appetizing foods that are fresh, clean and convenient, and they want to know exactly what’s in the products. Vague ingredient labels that don’t list every single ingredient are no longer acceptable. Shoppers want ingredient labels that are current, specific and accura … read more
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Do Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices When Buying Online?

Posted on 17th Jun 2019

In 2016, it was estimated that only about 4% of all groceries sold in the U.S. were purchased online. That figure is expected to reach 20%, if not more, within the next ten years. As those numbers grow, retailers are starting to gain some insight into the purchasing habits of online consumers. One that is proving most notable is that when U.S. consumers purchase groceries online from majo … read more
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C-Stores Look to Automated Labeling to Boost Profits

Posted on 13th Jun 2019

Grab-and-go and freshly prepared meals are both trending food options that allow convenience stores to compete with supermarkets to build loyalty and increase sales. But offering these fresh food options requires a plan and the right tools to give today’s informed consumers the fresh, local, clean and convenient food they demand. Consumers in general are more informed and have beco … read more
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Grab & Go Foods Speak to the Millennial Generation

Posted on 15th May 2019

Millennials love grab-and-go food—pre-packaged, ready-to-eat food items often sold at retail locations. In the past, these items were viewed by some as a lower-quality food offering, but that has changed. Grab-and-go food items today are well accepted and can be found anywhere from upscale hotel lobbies to convenience stores to schools and universities. A 2014 study by Consumer Tren … read more
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What Convenience Store Operators Can Learn from Amazon Go

Posted on 8th May 2019

In September 2018, Amazon opened its fourth Amazon Go store, this time in Chicago. If convenience store operators assumed there would be long lines of people eagerly awaiting the store opening, they would be wrong. Instead, there was quite a bit of hesitancy among potential shoppers. Many just had too many questions and concerns about the store to rush right in. Flashing through lots of … read more
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Generational Trends Changing the way Supermarkets Approach Merchandising

Posted on 2nd May 2019

For many Millennials, home ownership may be beyond their means—at least for now. This means roomy, well-provisioned kitchens next to comfortable dining rooms for family, partners and guests may not be in the foreseeable future. However, it appears that this is not a concern for most Millennials. Dining out—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—is not only typical, but for many, preferab … read more
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Unhealthy Diets Becoming National Health Problem

Posted on 29th Apr 2019

According to a recently published study*, about one third of people ages 20- to 39-years old in the United States are overweight or obese. The reasons for this are many, including a lack of physical activity, unhealthy dietary habits and little or no knowledge about food and nutrition. Surprisingly, the study found that college students tend to be more overweight than those not atte … read more
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The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs

Posted on 17th Apr 2019

Imagine, for a moment, a back-of-house automation solution that addresses everything from labeling to training and that can be accessed most anywhere in the world. Imagine that this solution is a cloud-based application, designed for use in restaurants, convenience stores and grab-and-go outlets, as well as in noncommercial kitchens, such as those in schools and universities. … read more
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