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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...

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Added 22 July, 2018

Foodora delivery partnered with Amazon so you can order food delivery without the pesky inconvenience of having to open a phone app. To do this, you enable the skill on an Alexa device like Echo or EchoDot. Link your account with foodora, and order what you want. Without lifting a finger. While this may seem like going backwards (in the past we...

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Added 15 July, 2018

While American cities are starting to ban plastic straws for ecological reasons, companies like McDonald's and Starbucks are proactively making changes to paper straws and other technologies. Starbucks has promised to end its use of plastic straws by 2020. The franchise will replace the straws with a new type of lid described as a “sippy cup”...

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Added 8 July, 2018

America's largest grocer, Kroger Co has partnered with the tech company Nuro to create a self-driving delivery service that promises a fully autonomous delivery experience. Together, America's largest supermarket retailer and the maker of the world's first fully unmanned road vehicle, are working to make the convenience of grocery delivery...

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Added 7 July, 2018

Air New Zealand says they're giving business class customers a taste of the future, by being the first airline in the world to serve the award-winning, plant-based Impossible Burger. The new inflight collaboration with Silicon Valley food tech start-up Impossible Foods is now available as part of its business premier menu on flights from Los...

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Added 24 June, 2018

Millennials are dramatically disrupting the way food is produced, packaged, marketed and served. As a highly vocal group, Millennials have given food producers little option but to listen to their demands, resulting in changes to not only food choices, but farming techniques and restaurant services as well. These changes have reverberated...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Many diners take photos of their food, and many restaurants are adjusting their plating and lighting to bring out the best. But Boston’s newest steakhouse is going further, commissioning a $10,000 “Instagram Table” to aid diners in photographing their 18-ounce bone-in ribeyes. The table has customizable features controlled by guests via mobile...