Thursday, June 1, 2017

McDonald's Delivery Move Won't Bring New Customers But Could Bring Profit

Innovation That May Finally Bring Success to the Apple Watch

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McDonald's Delivery Move Won't Bring New Customers But Could Bring Profit

Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald's, announced Wednesday at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York that via its partnership with UberEats, over 2,000 of the chain's locations currently offer delivery, and the count will grow to over 3,500 locations by the end of June.

Food delivery seems to be all the rage. Amazon, Peapod and Fresh Direct continue to grow while startups like Instacart and Shipt expand their reach by adding more cities and continue to fill their coffers with VC funding. Alibaba made headlines earlier this week by announcing it is taking a $1 billion stake in Chinese food delivery startup Ele.me. So it's no surprise that McDonald's, which has been searching for ways to become relevant to a new generation of consumers, and has proven success in delivery in the Middle East and Asia, has leaped ahead of its competition to try to become the fast food delivery king (Sorry, BK!).

Innovation That May Finally Bring Success to the Apple Watch
Apple was granted a patent for technology that would allow food vendors to embed nutritional information in device-readable RFID tags. The solution presents a unique and partially automated solution to transmit nutritional variables such as fat content and more

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The Next Iteration of the Food Truck is Here
Food trucks have a special place in our hearts. Sure today they represent the hippest foods from some of the hippest chefs across the world. But for many of us, myself included, we have fond heartfelt memories of early food truck experiences that created an emotional bond.

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Today's Must Reads

- This should be a hit for the one in three people that grow something edible at home - seed kits that are centered around a specific recipe.

- Researchers found that when kids are able to recognize snack brand names, they are more likely to become obese. 

- Talk about being resourceful? This woman uses office supplies to cook food and showcases her efforts on Youtube.

- Here's one way to tackle food waste, make ice cream from food scraps!

- Fruit juice not recommended anymore for babies before they turn one year.
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