Amazon Reveals ‘Checkout Free’ Food Store

Amazon Go, opening early next year, to offer meal kits, essentials BY Jon Springer Amazon on Monday announced details of an ambitious new brick-and-mortar convenience store, to be known as Amazon Go, which it said would offer consumers grocery essentials, convenience items and prepared foods-to-go without requiring them to check out. The 1,800-square-foot store, located…

Study Reveals Cross-Generational Interest In Alcohol

Drinking at home outperforms on-premise occasions across all groups By NACS Online Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirit products with regular frequency at home and on premise. This regularity creates an immense opportunity for beverage alcohol manufacturers to engage with shoppers…

Visa Announces EMV Delay

The card company has changed the U.S. domestic EMV activation deadline for automated fuel dispensers until 2020 NACS ONLINE Visa Inc. has delayed its deadline for installing EMV chip-card readers in U.S. gasoline pumps after retailer discussions made clear that they would not have enough time to complete the multibillion-dollar upgrades, reports Bloomberg. According to…

Amazon Builds ‘Drive-In’ Grocery Store

The first brick-and-mortar location for the online retailer will resemble a 1950s drive-in diner rather than a traditional supermarket   NACS ONLINE Last month, Amazon announced it would be opening a drive-in grocery store as well as convenience store locations in a move from online to on-the-ground. Now, in its hometown of Seattle, the online…