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Added 21 September, 2018

Across the globe, McDonald's menu has a variety of unique tastes. From Malaysia’s BBQ McShaker Fries to the McSpicy Chicken from Hong Kong. Now, McDonald’s is testing a Flavors from Abroad promotion at 50 restaurants across South Florida. Menu items include: Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, BBQ McShaker Fries from Malaysia, and McSpicy...

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Added 16 September, 2018

Standard Cognition, which is eliminating the hassle of retail checkout by removing it entirely, has opened San Francisco’s first public cashierless store. The Standard Market proof-of-concept store allows consumers to shop and pay without scanning or stopping to check out. An alternative to Amazon Go, the Standard Cognition platform is the...

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Added 11 September, 2018

In a bid to reduce waste and be more green, the French government is requiring bottles made from recycled plastic to be cheaper than those made from new plastic. Specifically, this movement hopes to reduce the price by up to 10 percent. Depending on what you’re buying to begin with, this could be a significant discount. Either way, it’s clearly...

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Added 4 September, 2018

If you live in Seattle and want to pick up a quick snack without having to wait in a checkout line, you’ve now got two options for where you can do so, as Amazon officially opened its second cashier-less convenience store. To begin a shopping experience at an Amazon Go location, a customer must first download the Amazon Go app and swipe it upon...

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Added 3 September, 2018

If you live in certain neighborhoods in San Jose, California, you can now get some of your groceries delivered by a self-driving car. Bright green cars from the self-driving startup AutoX–with a backup driver inside–will pull up with your order in the trunk. In the backseat, the window rolls down to offer a shelf of extra food to buy. “Last...

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Added 1 September, 2018

Back in April, Pernod Ricard announced plans to collaborate with edible plastics company Loliware to produce the “straw of the future”. The firm produces a plastic cup made from edible materials derived from seaweed and has just launched a drinking straw made from the same hyper-compostable matter. A number of firms within the industry like...

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Added 26 August, 2018

Amazon is field testing 30-minute pickups from Whole Foods, all without leaving your car. The retail behemoth has begun testing the service starting in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Naturally, you have to be a member of Amazon Prime and order via the Prime app and place orders via...

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Added 3 August, 2018

We are living in the busiest times in the history of humanity. And life will only get faster. Fast-casual chain Buffalo Wild Wings is changing with our times, as evidenced by the debut of a new concept restaurant called B-Dubs Express, opened in Minneapolis. While the food is the same, B-Dubs Express features counter ordering, along with a...

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Added 2 August, 2018

The Netherlands was a pioneer in the automat restaurant field, most famously with their chain of FEBO restaurants, some of which still exist, feeding late night eating binges. Now, Amsterdam will launch the nation’s first “Health Food Wall,” a concept designed to provide healthy vegetarian and vegan food options for those on-the-go. The design...

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Added 27 July, 2018

Clear, the company that lets people skip the TSA pre-check lines at American airports, is teaming up with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com to introduce biometric ticketing at the ballpark. The partnership will make use of the API of MLB’s ticketing technology company, Tickets.com, so Clear members can link their profiles with their MLB.com...