This week’s news shows growth among the fast-casual restaurant industry, increased hotel focus on booking from their own websites, and remote monitoring to assist with HACCP compliance.
In this week’s news, a study shows CPG executives are underestimating consumer expectations and intent to purchase online. Also, research shows online shopping is boosting grocery chain sales, and c-store penetration increased in Q3.
The NRF announces retail industry job gains of 13,500 in November, master data management is a valuable omni-channel tool, and a study shows why mobile sites are integral to ecommerce.
Tabletop tablets, as well as ordering and reservation and recipe apps, are in the news as 2014 restaurant technology trends. “Flash travel” and mobile payments are also expected to be on the rise.
This week, a survey reveals the industry believes real-time payments could be available by 2018 and Wi-Fi is becoming a c-store fixture.
In the news, distributed order management (DOM) technology is in demand from retailers to strengthen their omni-channel initiatives, a study shows mobile can help your customers draw and retain shoppers, and statistics and projections continue for the holiday shopping season.
This week’s news includes technology trends in hotels, the trend toward “community” in loyalty programs, and the trend toward mobile in restaurants.
The news includes a prediction that grocery stores will leverage mobile more in 2014, organizations support the debit card swipe fee ruling, and an increasing number of supermarkets are providing “personalized pricing” online or through mobile apps.
News this week’s includes a new partnership between The NFC Forum and the Bluetooth SIG, and a report shows omni-channel stores are making a comeback against their “e-tail” competition.
In this week’s news, a last minute checklist for Cyber Monday, stats that show retail adds more than 37,000 jobs in October, and predictions that in-store and online channels will vie for shoppers this weekend.