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Former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb

Walter Robb spoke at the recent 2018 Convenience Store News Foodservice Summit.

Spyce robotic kitchen

Spyce uses ordering and payment kiosks, and seven robotic cooking woks.

the interior of Amazon Go store

The retailer is looking for store managers in San Francisco and Chicago.

A Murphy Express location

The company has 12 raze-and-rebuilds underway as the summer driving season approaches.

Starbucks drive-thru sign

Coffee shop chain looks to jumpstart sales after disappointing revenues in eight of the past nine quarters.

Amazon box in truck of car

Prime members in 37 cities can download Amazon Key to link a connected car.

McDonald's counter

Value menu traffic and consumer spend rose in early 2018 after three chains entered the "value wars."


Company focusing on improved market share over total restaurant count.

Walmart is partnering with Electrify America for its EV charging station expansion plan.

The retailer expects to have more than 1,000 charging units in operation upon completing expansion plan.

Starbucks' Princi bakery

Initiatives like lunchtime items and a new snack menu attempt to boost afternoon sales, respectively.

The exterior of a Starbucks location

The May 29 mandatory training comes after incident at a Philadelphia location.

new homepage

Revamped will feature relatable photography to showcase real-life moments.

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