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Convenience Stores Streamline Operations Through Automation

Posted on 16th Aug 2021

Struggling with a shortage of workers and high employee turnover is nothing new to c-store operators, who have been dealing with labor shortages for years. Since the pandemic, however, the U.S. labor shortage for the c-store sector could be the worst ever.This shortage of workers makes it is even harder for operators to focus on streamlining worker tasks, while still ensuring food availability and … read more
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Demand for Prepared Foods Drives Packaging Innovation

Posted on 12th Aug 2021

As supermarkets expand grab-and-go and delivery offerings, they seek to protect patrons’ health and safety.Prepared foods have been one of the fastest-growing areas in the supermarket channel since well before the COVID-19 pandemic, and food retailers continue to see these offerings as important drivers of sales and profits.As consumers’ shopping patterns shifted last year to include fewer trips t … read more
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Automation Providing Relief During Labor Shortage

Posted on 3rd Aug 2021

The economic downturn accompanying COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the availability of workers—particularly in the foodservice industry.Caused by a number of factors, the labor shortage has become widespread across numerous industries. According to the National Restaurant Association’s summary of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics published in May 2021, employment at eating and … read more
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Automation Playing Major Role in Soothing Labor Shortage Pain

Posted on 2nd Aug 2021

It’s no secret that restaurants are struggling to find and keep workers as the foodservice industry faces an unprecedented labor shortage.The economic downturn accompanying COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the availability of workers, causing the labor shortage to become widespread across numerous industries. According to the National Restaurant Association’s summary of data from the U.S. … read more
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Four Ways to Increase Efficiencies Through Automation

Posted on 28th Jul 2021

By playing to their strengths–brand availability and loyalty, the physical in-store experience, and customer satisfaction–and by investing in technology solutions that help streamline the many tasks that come with managing operations, operators can remain competitive, increase worker productivity, and offer safer food options.Automated systems, such as DayMark’s MenuCommand® kitchen automation pla … read more
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C-Stores Delivering on Food Safety

Posted on 1st Jul 2021

With the onset of COVID-19, new trends of online shopping and delivery from restaurants, supermarkets, and now c-stores, have surged, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.The popularity of off-premise dining had already begun among c-stores prior to COVID-19, with products focused primarily on snacks and prepared hot food items like pizza and breakfast sandwiches. Since the pandemic, c-store … read more
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Beyond the Global Pandemic: Off-Premise Dining Best Practices Focus on Guest Experience and Food Safety

Posted on 1st Jul 2021

One result of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions has been the reluctance of shoppers to physically enter stores. In light of this, the third-party delivery services that are seeing increased usage across the restaurant and grocery industries, are equally applicable to c-stores, which are following the trend to remain viable.A recent Technomic survey identified consumer awareness as the biggest roa … read more
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Automation Prevents Difficulties Associated with Improper Handling of Prepared Foods

Posted on 24th Jun 2021

Retail foodservice operators now have available to them smarter strategies to maintain fresh and prepared food safety without increasing human contact, allowing them to use labor more effectively and ensuring that wasted product is kept to a minimum.Improved foodservice technology helps to safeguard the wellbeing of employees and the public. For many operators, the solution is to invest in automat … read more
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Off-Premises Trend Drives Packaging Innovation

Posted on 11th Jun 2021

Growth of takeout, delivery go hand-in-hand with efforts to protect health, safety and product integrity.The trend toward off-premises dining had already been gaining momentum before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, but the events of the past year have accelerated that shift.This has forced many foodservice companies to rethink areas of their operations, including menu and packaging, to protect th … read more
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Shift to Off-Premise Dining Creates New Opportunities—with Same Need for Safety

Posted on 8th Jun 2021

As the recovery from COVID-19 accelerates, many people remain cautious and may be slow to return to normal dining-out routines. Throughout the pandemic, many found it easier—and perceived it to be safer—to search for a meal online and have it delivered whenever and wherever they wanted, driving some restaurants so far as to close their dining room and turn to takeout-only service.In addition, ghos … read more
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