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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 24 August, 2018

Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global population of 7.7 billion in 2019, nudging ahead of millennials, who will account for a 31.5 percent share, based on Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data, and using 2000/2001 as the generational split. People born in 2001 will turn 18 next year, meaning many will enter university, be eligible to...

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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 26 July, 2018

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking steps to give patients a fuller healthcare experience thanks to its partnership with Buoy Health. The latter is a tech company that specializes in the development of tools to help people get the care they need from the moment of diagnosis, and will now be integrated in to MinuteClinic’s over 1,000 locations....

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Added 22 July, 2018

If you're the type of person who spends weekends fixing and repairing things around the house, you know what it's like when you're missing a couple screws that are critical to getting a job done. Amazon's iPhone app has a feature called "Part Finder," that lets you take a picture of the item you need and then search for it on the site. Maybe...

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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 20 July, 2018

Alibaba Group debuted its first “FashionAI” concept store, demonstrating a way to shop with the help of artificial intelligence. The pilot store at Hong Kong Polytechnic University showcases Guess apparel through innovations such as “smart mirrors,” which display product information on a nearby screen when shoppers are touching or picking up a...

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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 5 July, 2018

A partnership between US grocery retailer Albertson and medical tech company Genomind saw Genomind’s DNA testing kits made available to purchase at select Albertson stores. The test – called the Genecept Assay – helps determine how an individual will respond to different psychiatric medications by studying genes responsible for neurotransmitter...