Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a four-part series sponsored by Par Technologies. For Parts 1 through 3, please see the links below. 

About one in four households —23 percent to be exact — in the United States purchase groceries online, according to research by the Nielsen Company and Food Marketing Institute that…

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…

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…

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,…