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Real-World Applications of Advanced Analytics

Tackling food safety and maintaining medication efficacy is complicated, and requires close collaboration with foodservice and healthcare professionals to...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2019 | Connected Facility, Supply Chain, Food Safety, Pharmacy Safety

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Emerging Issues in Grocery: The Future of Retail

Grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores... from name brands to mom and pop shops, the retail experience has changed drastically over the years. Self-service grocery stores however, both large and small, have remained largely unchanged since their inception in 1916 by Piggly Wiggly. The introduction of the shopping cart in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman, owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain, further upended...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 25, 2019 | Connected Facility, Food Safety, HACCP

Let’s Scrap our Paper Dependency and Improve the Environment

A single tree can produce anywhere from 10,000 – 20,000 sheets of paper. On the surface, this seems like trees are extraordinarily efficient at being a paper source, but the real problem with paper usage is more complicated. Some estimates put current recycling efforts for paper at 50%. Despite the incredible ability of our leafy friends to be the main source of our paper, we are not capable of reusing its bounty as...

Written by Randy Lovelace | December 14, 2018 | Food Safety, Connected Facility

Is Amazon Go the Future of Retail?

Amazon GO is the latest innovation in the master plan of CEO Jeff Bezos to compete in the brick-and-mortar retail business. The new chain’s gimmick? No checkout, no lines, just shop and go! If it sounds like a 3D version of Amazon.com, that’s intentional. The concept of the new chain is touted by Bezos as ‘revolutionary” in its use of smartphone and geofencing technologies to streamline the customer experience.

Written by Garret Weigel | November 16, 2018 | Connected Facility

Fresh Expectations: The Evolution of Convenience Stores

There are now over 154,000 convenience stores in the US – the only brick and mortar format that continues to expand, despite the fact that omnichannel lines between conventional retail and online experiences are continuing to blur.

Written by Ed Wogan | September 27, 2018 | Connected Facility, Food Safety

Implementing Analytics Using the Four-Stage Maturity Model

IoT technology has ushered in a new age of sensing, interpreting, and acting on the world around us. However, analyzing the influx of data has proved challenging for organizations. This data can provide valuable insight that businesses can utilize to improve their operations, but in order to do so effectively, they need a robust plan for implementation. This raises the question: where should companies start in the...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 19, 2018 | Connected Facility

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