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Today In Food Tech: SpartanNash Boosts Margins; Ocado Sales Fall

Today in restaurant and grocery tech news, SpartanNash rethinks its supply chain, while Just Eat launches a debit card. Plus, Ocado has a rough few months.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill Adopts Paytronix Tech To Boost Insights, Ordering

Digital guest experience platform Paytronix will now be partnering with Uno Pizzeria & Grill, per a Wednesday (Aug. 18) announcement. The Chicago-based restaurant brand installed Paytronix’s complete guest engagement platform. Paytronix will provide Uno Pizzeria & Grill with a set of its features that includes order and delivery, data insights and loyalty.

SpartanNash Overhauls Supply Chain In Push To Return To 2018 Profitability

Amid widespread ingredient shortages, rising food costs and disruptions, grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash is rethinking its entire supply chain. SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam told analysts on a call Thursday (Aug. 19) discussing Q2 earnings that the company is making major changes to how it operates its warehouses, plans for sales and operations, optimizes its inventory, manages its network and approaches procurement.

Grocery Roundup: Ocado Sees First-Ever Sales Decline; Food Industry Celebrates SNAP EBT Increase

This week in grocery tech news, Ocado sees sales drop, industry leaders support the SNAP EBT increase, and private label manufacturers turn their focus to cookware.

Just Eat Rolls Out Pre-Paid Card For Meal Expenses

Global delivery giant Just Eat is launching a debit card to make it easier for employees to cover meal expenses offline or online without filling out reports. The new Takeaway Pay Card is operated by global payments platform Adyen and will work at select Mastercard and Maestro merchants anywhere in the world.

Hyphen’s Restaurant Robotics Fend Off Delivery Giants

With the rise in digital ordering, restaurant and third-party marketplace interests do not always align. Stephen Klein, CEO of kitchen automation company Hyphen, tells PYMNTS how robotics can give restaurants the tools they need to hold their own in today’s food marketplace.

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