- The world as a whole is experiencing a food crisis which is due to food waste, shortage of goods, and increased costs from inflation. That said, the food supply chain is able to exponentially reduce food waste. While many supply chain reforms rely on the adoption of technology and data standards, these companies can reduce the amount of thrown out food by investing in advanced technologies that can manage their inventory, create transparency and ultimately better forecast what will (and will not) be needed for inventory.
Source: Supply Chain Brain. Read the full article here.
- On Wednesday, August 3rd, Beijing blocked imports of citrus, fish and other foods from Taiwan in retaliation after Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the House of Representatives, arrived on scene. Although, China has not disrupted the flow of chips and other industrial components.
Source: U.S. News. Read the full article here.
- In a recent interview with QSR Web, Del Mar, senior product manager at Epson America, shed light on what the future may hold for digital displays in restaurants. The three biggest trends that Mar predicts with digital signage in restaurants are:
- Experiential: Many restaurants are aiming to provide their customers with experiences that are unforgettable and will leave them wanting to come back. Mar shared that a way to do this is putting a spin on traditional dining – whether this is through a digital interactive menu or creating an immersive dining location, it should be something about creating (good) attention to your restaurant to pull others in.
- Personalization: Since the pandemic, many have stopped dining-in and when they do dine-in, it’s a treat or something out of their new norm. Mar shared that making your customers feel appreciated and special is important – whether it’s a personal touch during their dine-in experience or offering an interactive table display, things like this can make a big difference.
Cost-efficient and adaptable: Being on trend doesn’t need to be expensive, it’s all about being adaptable. Mar shares that some ideas are using a projector to share happy hour selection behind the bar or interactive floor cues to shake up what you’re currently doing and to create good buzz for a good price.
Source: QSR Web. Read the full article here.