8-17-17: Mobile-Enabled Fan Experience, Groceries by Delivery, High-Security Tech for Hospitality, plus Invisipon in the Checkout!
FOOD DAZE: Events to Attend | Dates to Celebrate
Alpharetta Technology Commission Dinner September 14
|National Lemon Meringue Pie Day||August 15
|National Rum Day||August 16
|National Vanilla Custard Day||August 17
|National Hot and Spicy Day||August 19
|National Bacon Lovers Day||August 20
Food Holidays Courtesy of Foodimentary
Fan-Friendly Stadium Offers High-Tech Customer Experience
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is slated to officially open for its first game on August 26th. The designers of the enormous, LEED-certified stadium have built in a range of amenities to optimize the sports and entertainment experience: AMB Sports & Entertainment (AMBSE) is working with IBM iX to design and create a highly personalized, cloud-based mobile app experience for Atlanta Falcons fans, Atlanta United supporters, and Mercedes-Benz stadium event goers.
The IBM Fan Experience application will serve as fans’ one-stop shop to access team content, parking, mobile ticketing, and other services. In addition, NCR Corporation, founding partner and Official Consumer Transaction Technology Provider for the stadium, will provide POS, wayfinding, kitchen system and digital menu technology throughout the concessions areas. Fans have much to look forward to!
German-based discount grocery chain Aldi Inc. is launching a pilot project with Instacart Inc., to deliver groceries to customers in three cities, including Atlanta, Georgia. Instacart’s service will allow customers to order groceries from Aldi online and receive their deliveries within an hour. The move builds upon the grocer’s plans to invest $3.4 billion towards renovations and adding more stores nationwide over the next five years.
SALTO Systems has launched XS4 One, a robust new locking solution for securing internal doors. The new XS4 One is a stylish, battery-operated electronic escutcheon that is totally wire-free and networked through the SALTO Virtual Network and SALTO Wireless network. It provides a reliable solution for electronic access control in a wide variety of applications.
Walmart announced that it is expanding its mobile-optimized checkout pilot Scan and Go app to stores across Texas, Arkansas, Florida and Georgia. Shoppers can utilize the tool to scan the barcodes of merchandise they want to purchase ahead of checkout.
- PYMENTS: Mobile Order-Ahead Trending in Hospitality
- Reuters: Military Food Prep Tested for Meal Kits
- Feedstuffs: The Future of Food Tech is Personalization
THE CHECKOUT: Invisipon
Invisipon automates the distribution of retail and manufacturer coupons to the consumers that are most likely to benefit from them. By analyzing the consumer’s profile, redemption history and issuer preferences, Invisipon automatically deposits coupons into the Coupon Savings Account of each consumer, saving them time from managing coupons and loyalty cards. Invisipon, Inc. is based in Gainesville, Georgia!