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Detroit, MI – General Motors said it will equip newer cars with in-dash e-commerce technology, betting it can profit as drivers order food, find fuel or reserve hotel rooms by tapping icons on the dashboard screen, instead of using smartphones while driving. Reuters reports. | READ MORE
Drones have successfully delivered pizza to customers, so I shouldn’t be surprised to read about self-driving pizza delivery.
Norwalk, OH – Franchise and independent pizzerias in Norwalk, Ohio, weigh in on how much they and their customers embrace technology. The Norwalk Reflector reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Takeout service Grubhub will acquire independent North American online food-ordering Foodler.
Chicago – Convenience is a key reason delivery now represents 1.7 billion restaurant and food-service visits a year, suggests research from the NPD Group.
Ann Arbor, MI – Domino’s has partnered with and free web-based platform IFTTT to offer a free service that allows people to add and create connections between digital devices and services using simple conditional statements called applets.
Toronto – Pizzeria Libretto Takeout & Delivery recently opened on College Street in Toronto. Libretto's fifth location, it is offering another service channel with the help of apps. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Ishikari, Hokkaido, Japan – In a holiday publicity stunt, Domino’s Japan has announced it is training reindeer to deliver pizza and testing the concept in a city that is subject to some of the country's harshest winter weather. Rocket News 24 reports. | READ MORE
Chicago – Even if restaurants have a formal agreement with third-party ordering portals and delivery services, the majority of consumers (76 per cent) hold the restaurant at least partially responsible for any errors, according to a study by Technomic Inc.
Yellowknife, N.W.T. – A 24-year-old man is facing charges following a double pizza heist Friday night in downtown Yellowknife. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
St. John's – Piatto Pizzeria in St. John’s and Dalhousie University in Halifax together have developed a takeout box designed to keep pizza warm and fresh longer. The Telegram reports. | READ MORE
You either love Uber or you hate it. This is the feedback I receive from clients and friends alike.
When it comes to delivering restaurant food directly to customers, few industries can boast the pedigree of the pizza industry.
Toronto – Uber recently launched a new food-ordering app in Toronto that is designed to deliver food quickly and efficiently and let customers track its progress. Wired reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Reporter Corey Mintz provides a behind-the-scenes look at the UberEats meal-delivery service, which is working with several restaurants to deliver directly to customers. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
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