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The Kroger Co. partnered with Inmar for a long-term services agreement for the delivery of digital offers. As part of the deal, Kroger sold its digital coupon property You Technology to Inmar. Full Story
Meanwhile, The Kroger Co. and Nuro launched their first unmanned delivery service available to the general public. The companies have operated a self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, AZ, since August with an autonomous Prius fleet accompanied by vehicle operators, but this expansion includes Nuro's unmanned vehicle known as the R1, which travels on public roads and has no driver, no passengers and only transports goods. Full Story
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. launched an experimental outlet in Tokyo with an unmanned payment system and facial recognition technology. The company plans to open such outlets in locations where customers can be identified, such as office buildings and factories, deducting purchases automatically from employees' salaries, reported The Japan Times. Full Story
Amazon will expand its Tech Hub in Toronto. The 113,000-sq. ft. office will focus on software development, machine learning, cloud computing, digital advertising and artificial intelligence, reported Global News. Full Story
UK supermarkets are facing pressure to reveal the levels of antibiotics in their imported pork after superbugs were found in meat on sale in Brazil, Spain and Thailand. Britain imports nearly two-thirds of its pork products, and investigators believe it is likely antibiotic-resistant superbugs have infected some of the meat sold in the UK. British supermarkets say they already cut antibiotics in their supplies to avoid unnecessary use and the risk to humans is low, reported The Independent. Full Story
The Food Institute and OFW Law are announcing a new food labeling review service, including a Class Action Risk Analysis. In addition to reviewing compliance with basic FDA requirements, OFW Law will review the risk posed by claims not defined by FDA such as “Natural,” “Handcrafted,” “Made with Whole Wheat,” “Contains Real Fruit,” “Wholesome,” etc. and...
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