Another Groceries On Demand Company comes to town; Self-Serve Beer System for PGA Fans; New Fund for Food Access Ideas; Restaurants Really Hungry for Tech, Robotic Bartender and more>>
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that AmazonFresh is coming to Atlanta and establishing a new 100,000-square-foot distribution center. AmazonFresh offers next-day and early morning delivery of fresh grocery, everyday essentials, neighborhood products, and Amazon.com items. The company is a subsidiary of Seattle-based e-commerce company Amazon.com.
A Forbes Magazine article sites data from purchase intelligence firm Cardlytics that suggests that meal kit subscribers spend less on groceries, with specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s taking the greatest hit. Cardlytics is an Atlanta-based company that analyzes credit and debit card purchases by analyzing data from more than 120 million bank accounts.
Levy Golf has partnered up with Georgia based tech company DraftServ Technologies to provide self-serve beer systems to PGA Championship fans. DraftServ is the global leader in self-serve systems having invented the first beer tables in North America and the first beer walls in the world.
The fund will make investments focused on new or different ideas that increase the supply and/or demand of healthy, affordable foods in Atlanta’s most underserved neighborhoods. The investment pool is made up of contributions from Invest Atlanta, Arby’s Foundation, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, and a surprise $15,000 contribution from the office of Mayor Kasim Reed.
The National Restaurant Association released new research focusing on technology in the restaurant industry. In “Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape,” the Association set out to explore current technology adoption in restaurants, plans for future adoption, and restaurant operators’ thoughts and opinions on restaurant technology overall.
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