Restaurants Seek Relief; Grocers Tap Store Data

Today in restaurant and grocery tech news, McDonald’s U.K. names a new CMO and runs out of milkshakes. Plus, Raz Golan, CEO of smart cart technology company Shopic, talks about updating the in-store experience.

National Restaurant Association Urges Congress To Replenish Relief Fund In Response To Delta Variant

Restaurants are in danger — that is the message that the National Restaurant Association is communicating to Congress through an open letter sent on Tuesday (Aug. 24) regarding the threat that the delta variant poses.

Smart Carts Bring Data Analytics Into Grocery Aisles

In-store technologies bring digital convenience into grocers’ physical aisles. Raz Golan, CEO and co-founder of smart cart technology company Shopic, speaks with PYMNTS about how these integrations can revitalize the store experience with a “whole new world” of data insights.

McDonald’s Names New CMO, Market Leaders

Fast-food behemoth McDonald’s on Tuesday (Aug. 24) took the next step in its quest to centralize its marketing, data analytics and digital initiatives across the entire company by naming a new chief marketing officer and other new segment leaders for its international operations.

McDonald’s UK Out Of Milkshakes As Nationwide Shortages Frustrate Consumers

Supply chain shortages are growing increasingly visible to consumers around the world, as prices rise and some items disappear from menus altogether. Now, in the United Kingdom, McDonald’s has temporarily discontinued its milkshakes, as well as a number of other beverages, from its nearly 1,300 restaurants in the area.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: 58 PERCENT OF MULTINATIONAL FIRMS ARE USING CRYPTOCURRENCY

 About: In spite of their price volatility and regulatory uncertainty, new PYMNTS research shows that 58 percent of multinational firms are already using at least one form of cryptocurrency — especially when moving funds across borders. The new Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Global Business survey, a PYMNTS and Circle collaboration, polls 500 executives looks at the potential and the pitfalls facing crypto as it moves into the financial mainstream.

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