Technology

Translating digital dreams into operational reality

08 Oct 2018

Much of the innovation at the top end of the sector in recent years has been focussed on or driven by technology, but large swathes of the industry still remain relatively untouched by this digital revolution. Simon Stenning assesses the areas in which technology can have a tangible impact for operators, including the rapid development of electric cars.

Will AI be a game-changer for the eating and drinking-out sector?

06 Apr 2018

Georgi Gyton looks at the potential impact AI could have on the eating and drinking-out sector.

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Amazon Alexa invests in hospitality start-up

19 Oct 2018

Amazon has invested in invested in SevenRooms, a hospitality start-up that specializes in restaurant software.

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NWTC partners with Wireless Social

19 Oct 2018

New World Trading Company has partnered with Wireless Social to analyses the impact of its brand campaigns.

Focus on: Robots in restaurants

19 Oct 2018

Robot waiters was once the stuff of science fiction but fully automated food service outlets are becoming increasingly common in some US cities. Kerstin Kuhn profiles some of the pioneers in this space.

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Technology at the table feeding profits

17 Oct 2018

Consumers’ use of mobile devices to improve their restaurant experiences has risen sharply in the last quarter and this trend is set to continue, according to the latest data.

If Amazon ran a restaurant group, how would it differ to yours?

03 Oct 2018

Yumpingo chief executive Gary Goodman says customer data can be as transformative in our sector as it has been in retail - but it must be a force for good which enhances the guest experience rather than a disruption.

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Deliveroo pre-tax losses increase to £184m

02 Oct 2018

Deliveroo’s pre-tax losses increased to £184.7m in 2017 – up from £129.1m in 2016 – as it invested an additional £106m in the business. 

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BigDish makes appointment for UK growth; launches new Merchant App

02 Oct 2018

BigDish has appointed Sanj Naha to assist in developing the company’s strategy for growth in the UK.

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Yumpingo signs TGI Fridays as first US customer

01 Oct 2018

Restaurant intelligence platform, Yumpingo, has made its debut in the UK after signing a deal with TGI Fridays.

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From sea to spoon: what blockchain can do for hospitality

27 Sep 2018

There’s more to blockchain than bitcoin – and the applications in the hospitality sector are wide ranging. Daniel Gross, associate at law firm DWF’s German branch, explores how the promise of blockchain technology could be tranformative for the supply chain.

Foodhouse

Delivery portal offers low commission

27 Sep 2018

Start-up delivery marketplace The FoodHouse has launched with an aim to compete with Deliveroo and Just Eat by taking a smaller commission rate from operators.

Grubhub

Grubhub acquires campus platform

26 Sep 2018

Grubhub, America’s leading food-ordering and delivery marketplace, has acquired Tapingo, a platform for college campus food ordering, for $150m.

Nutufia

Nutufia raises $1.2m for Euro expansion

26 Sep 2018

Natufia Labs, a start-up which automatically grows edible plants in professional and domestic kitchens, has completed a $1.2m seed round led by Butterfly Ventures, Techstars, and Ginco Investments.

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Uber Eats partners with Flyt on PoS

25 Sep 2018

Uber Eats has announced a partnership with Flyt, which will allow restaurants to integrate their food delivery sales into their existing PoS systems.

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Uber/Deliveroo: 'It is fairly likely to happen'

21 Sep 2018

Overnight reports that Uber is in talks to acquire Deliveroo made for interesting breakfast reading this morning. Finn Scott-Delany examines the likelihood of the deal coming off, and the potential impact on the UK delivery market.

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Deliveroo expands business service

21 Sep 2018

Deliveroo has extended its corporate service, ‘Deliveroo for Business’, to include hotels, events, and fruit baskets and snacks.

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Deliveroo to experiment with dynamic pricing

21 Sep 2018

Deliveroo is planning to experiment with dynamic pricing, which could involve increases and decreases in the consumer pricepoint, MCA’s Restaurant Conference heard.

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Uber ‘in talks to acquire Deliveroo’

21 Sep 2018

Uber is in early talks to acquire Deliveroo, according to reports.

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Breakfast booking platform launches

18 Sep 2018

A restaurant booking platform for breakfast and brunch has been launched.

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