Why Food Retailers Must Cater to Office Workers
Single use plastic has been a heated topic as of late. When you look at the shifting consumer demand for more convenient food, the topic becomes even more important. How do you begin to deliver on convenience without leveraging packaging that sets us back as opposed to propels us forward? We sit down with Simply Good Jars to see how they did just that.
The Restaurant Business is Tough. Here are a Few Tips to Simplify Things
Five Lessons Learned from Deploying 500+ Unattended Retail Stores
At Byte Technology we think a lot about the evolution of retail when it comes to fresh food. Historically, consumers were limited to physically shopping at traditional brick and mortar stores - whether for groceries or grabbing a meal to-go from a restaurant. Drive thru’s were the next wave of innovation when it comes to delivering a more convenient experience for customers on-the-go.
For the first few years of Byte’s business, we were singularly focused on growing our owned and operated fleet of unattended storefronts in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Our goal was two-fold: first, to demonstrate the viability of a business built on our unattended retail platform and, second, to fold all our learnings into the software that powers the business. The Byte Foods business now profitably serves several hundreds of clients like Tesla, Amazon, Cisco, and Kaiser and operates in two markets.
Unattended retail within the food space typically elicits visions of vending machines and coils that drop a sad, crinkled bag of chips to an underwhelmed consumer on the other side of the glass.