How is Technology Helping Grocery Stores Make Checkout Faster?

You’re standing in a long line at the grocery store with a can of cranberry sauce, a gallon of vanilla ice cream and a pumpkin pie in your basket. You’re there on busiest grocery shopping day of the year, the day before Thanksgiving, and even though you are in the express lane, it’s moving slowly. The result is likely to be a long wait and a poor checkout experience.

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Develop a Successful Mobile Strategy in Four Steps

Over the last decade, mobile POS solutions have evolved from being a cost-effective, simple-to-implement solution for the SMB segment to a key component in enhancing the customer experience in enterprise retail environments. According to Juniper Research, the adoption of these solutions will drive annual mobile POS transactions from 28 billion in 2018 to over 87 billion by 2023.

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Antimicrobial Technology in Quick Service Restaurants: When Hand-Washing Isn’t Enough

One of the most impressive features of a quick service restaurant (QSR) is the unrivalled customer turnover in a day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2013 to 2016 roughly one third of adults consumed fast food on a given day. Coupled with the fact that 95 percent of people fail to wash their hands well enough to kill harmful bacteria, many surfaces and frequently handled items such as tables and payment terminals are subject to hundreds of fingers, sneezes and other potential sources for germs.

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Four Ways Technology Has Changed Traditional Payments

When we think about payments, experiences have changed significantly over the last 50 years. Technology advancements, the need for convenience, security and regulations have all played a part in causing significant shift in the way we pay for goods and services. Historically, only cash was used for most purchases. Checks became a viable option for bigger purchases as it allowed people to carry reduced amounts of cash. Next, came the plastic credit and debit cards where just one swipe changed everything and enabled our wallets to be smaller but our purchasing power to be bigger.

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Self-Service Kiosks: Adoption and Challenges in Implementation

According to a recent industry report by Research and Markets, the interactive kiosk market was valued at $22.69 billion in 2018 and it is expected to reach $31.32 billion by 2024. This market includes self-service kiosks which have gained popularity in the food & beverage industry. To discuss the adoption and challenges of self-service kiosks in detail we caught up Will Pymm, managing director of REDYREF Interactive Kiosks.

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