Chipotle Mexican Grill is partnering with Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. to use drones for food delivery on the Virginia Tech campus.

Genghis Grill has reported a data-breach at four Dallas-area locations.

Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt chain, is testing drone delivery to the campus of Hope College through franchisee Jeremy Latchaw, who also owns a Mishigami Group, a local drone dealership.

TGI Fridays is rolling out a chatbot on Facebook Messenger to answer customer questions and offer reservation capabilities at select restaurants.


Supermarket & Convenience

Albertsons is using MyWebGrocer’s platform to enable click-and-collect and delivery at its Acme Market, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market, and United Supermarkets banners.

IGA is launching online shopping capabilities through its IGA GO ecommerce solution in a partnership with technology providers Digital Foodie and Freshop.

Natural Grocers is enabling customers to order Thanksgiving turkeys online for store pickup with new functionality at its ecommerce site.

Shell is rolling out an iPad-based POS system at select locations.



Best Buy has engaged Chase in a multi-year agreement that enables the electronics chain to accept Chase Pay in its stores and on the retailer’s online ecommerce sites.

Walmart has expanded its payment partnership with Chase.



Kohl’s Corp. is launching Kohl’s Pay, the company’s own mobile payments application.



Walgreens has launched a ship to store program that enables online orders to be shipped free of charge to a Walgreens or Duane Reade store.