With Sales Increasing and Dining Rooms Reopening, Chains Push Hiring
Restaurant chains have started to focus more on hiring as sales increase and dining rooms begin to reopen. McDonald's has announced it would be hiring 260,000 new employees over the summer while Subway has said it plans to hire 50,000 workers. Two other brands that have announced they are mass hiring people are Panda Express and Dunkin', hiring 30,000 and 25,000, respectively.
"As our business continues to see a growing demand for our value offerings, curbside pickup, and delivery, we are happy to support such a large-scale employment opportunity to meet the demands of our guests," Aidan Hay, Subway's senior vice president of operations for North America, said in a statement in the above Restaurant Business article.
So Long, Salad Bar: Grocers Get Creative, Consider Robots to Revive Prepared Food Amid Pandemic
"We are all about the customer experience, so it's important that those visuals remain strong," Phil Myers, director of foodservice at Central Market in Texas, said in the above CNBC article. "A shut down salad bar that's all steel and dark is not inviting."
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"The coronavirus has moved the [retail] industry away from high-touch to low-touch," said Greg Petro, founder and CEO of predictive analytics and digital product testing firm First Insight in the above CNN Business article. The 'new normal' for retailers will be to work with shoppers in a hands-free way to help them to find what they need while also giving them the space to feel comfortable."
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"The future home should be about the people first," said Fredrik Axén, digital manager core business franchise, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., in an Ikea article on Chain Storage. "It's a place for everyone to be safe, to feel comfortable, and in control. Technology is quickly becoming a vital part of the IKEA customer experience and home furnishing offer. Being a values-driven brand, we focus on people and planet. As we enter a new digital era, we are also exploring new ways to create a better everyday life at home, while protecting people's privacy."