Retailers prepare for tech infusion

08/31/2004 | Bloomberg Businessweek

As customers become accustomed to the convenience of online shopping, brick-and-mortar retailers are adding new technologies to their stores to decrease costs and improve the customer experience. In-store kiosks at a Food Lion prototype store suggest recipes to go with customers' food and wine preferences, and the "Shopping Buddy" at Stop & Shop is a small screen that uses consumers' loyalty cards to guide shoppers to their favorite foods based on previous purchases. Such technologies can help boost sales by suggesting additional items, but one retail consultant warns stores will have to ensure consumers their privacy is protected before they warm up to the idea.

View Full Article in:

Bloomberg Businessweek

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Food & Beverage

Job Title Company Location
Director of Food and Beverage Operations
The Culinary Institute of America
San Antonio, TX
Executive Chef - Instructor
The Culinary Institute of America - Nao Restaurant
San Antonio, TX
Teaching Associate (Hospitality Management) - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Teaching Associate (Hospitality Management) - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL