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Omnichannel ops and IOT

IOT prevents mandated data tracking for food retailers from being a logistical nightmare

Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a special series sponsored by Par Technologies Corp. Read Part 4 on Sept. 25. With just a few taps on a smartphone, a week’s worth of groceries is ordered for a family and delivered right to their door. For them, their grocery store’s adoption of the omnichannel approach to streamline… Continue Reading

Delivering on your promise

Realtime inventory is a must for fresh food retailers utilizing omnichannel

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a special series sponsored by Par Technologies Corp. Read Part 3 on Sept. 18. Within this decade, food retailers can expect a significant uptick in grocery shoppers using their smartphones to put food in virtual shopping carts, says recent research by The Nielsen Company and Food Marketing Institute (FMI). “Today,… Continue Reading

Alexa, order my online grocery list

This is Part 1 of a special series sponsored by Par Technologies Corp. Watch for Part 2 on Sept. 11

As Amazon turned its key in the doors of nearly 500 Whole Foods stores across the U.S. and U.K. on Aug. 28, the online sales giant opened the gate to one of the biggest omnichannel vessels in the retail food industry. Omnichannel, is the practice of companies utilizing multiple sales channels — think mobile apps,… Continue Reading

Alberta health officials shut down rogue food-sharing operation

Alberta Health Services has issued a cease and desist order to a food-sharing company in Edmonton that was flouting Canadian food safety regulations by matching home cooks with customers through an online system. The co-founder of Scarf said that letting customers check in online with 30 vetted home cooks, order, and pre-pay for a meal… Continue Reading

China adopts strict rules governing safety of food sold online

As of Oct. 1, China has a strict set of regulations governing how food producers and operators — including related third-party computer platform and delivery service providers — store, market and transport their products sold online. Known as “Order 27,” the China Food and Drug Administration’s “Measures of the Investigation and Punishment of Illegal Conducts Concerning Online… Continue Reading