9-1-17: Meal Kit Trend Modifies Retail, Ridesharing for Major Arena, Travelport Extends Footprint in India, Plus Humrun in the Checkout!
FOOD DAZE: Events to Attend | Dates to Celebrate
Savannah Craft Brew Fest September 2
|National Toasted Marshmallow Day||August 30|
|National Gyro Day||September 1|
|International Bacon Day||September 2|
|National Baby Back Ribs Day||September 3|
|Labor Day||September 4|
Food Holidays Courtesy of Foodimentary
RETAIL FOOD FIGHT: Meal Kits and Delivery Services Go Head to Head
Are meal kits a simple fad? With the recent uptick in popularity and availability of grocery delivery services and pre-packaged meals, it is clear that consumers love prime rib à la cart (pun intended) and personalization.
Kroger, Publix and Walmart have continued to vie for the number one spot in the hearts of Georgians placing mobile orders by launching pilot programs for self-checkout and partnering with on-demand food suppliers like Instacart and Zifty. Instacart has expanded its footprint in Metro Atlanta to serve an additional 495,000 homes. Now with Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods and the imminent launch of its micro-processed meal kits, these grocery giants face a critical competitor. Will retail ever be the same?
Patrons of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia can look forward to a safe, reliable and affordable transportation experience. Lyft, the official rideshare partner for the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, provides wayfinding signage, designated pickup and drop-off zones, and seamless transport to and from marquee events.
NCR Corporation has partnered with Performance Food Group to integrate its cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution, NCR Silver, at PFG’s distribution centers. Regional and national restaurant operators can leverage the tech to streamline their operations.
MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel agency, has agreed to use Travelport’s Travel Commerce platform through InterGlobe Technology Quotient (ITQ). This grants the agency’s 40 million mobile app active users real-time access to 400 airlines, including low-cost carriers and deals. Travelport, working with its distributor ITQ, has grown in air booking terms by 14% in the first half of 2017.
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THE CHECKOUT: Humrun
The brainchild of restaurant veteran and Florida State University and Georgia Tech graduate Andy McKoski, Humrun is a handy repair app that quickly connects restaurants with service and maintenance technicians.
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