• Jack in the Box Inc. is releasing it’s first-ever customer mobile app. Users will have one-tap functionality to place orders in advance and pay using their mobile phones.



• Sam’s Club announced that it will test technology designed to make its popular Scan & Go service faster and easier.



• Associated Food Stores is partnering with CB4 to use artificial intelligence to improve the store experience.

• The Kroger Co. is introducing Kroger Pay, a mobile payment solution that combines a customer’s payment and loyalty card information. Kroger Pay recently launched in the retailer’s Columbus, Ohio division. The service will roll out to 10 additional markets in the spring, with plans to go nationwide later this year.

• The Kroger Co. is expanding an autonomous grocery delivery partnership with autonomous vehicle manufacturer Nuro from Arizona to Texas.

• Meijer Inc. is rolling out its Shop & Scan to additional stores. The mobile shopping checkout program is now available in 23 stores throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

• Pilot Flying J has launched its Fleet Center, its new virtual maintenance system as part of the company’s Truck Care service platform.



• Sprouts Farmers Markets and Harps Food Stores Inc. have launched same-day online grocery delivery through Instacart at more of their supermarkets.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is adding the Alipay mobile payment platform to more than 7,000 Walgreens locations nationwide.


Just because we don’t mention it here doesn’t mean it didn’t happen – or we didn’t capture it. In the past four weeks, we’ve updated more than 550 companies in the Database of Foodservice Technology and Database of Retail Technology, with many of those companies’ records updated at multiple points.