Time is flying, and it’s hard to believe the first half of 2019 is behind us. It’s even harder to believe how much can happen in the point of sale world in just six short months. On the Star Micronics Blog, we strive to cover a variety of the industry’s hottest topics, and in the first half of the year, we published 43 blogs – but which were the most popular? Let’s explore the top 5 blog posts from the first half of the year!
#1. Millennials’ Eating Habits: How They’re Changing the Food Industry
If there’s one generation that makes headlines, it’s millennials. According to the 2015 U.S. Census, there are 75.4 million millennials living in the country, officially making them the largest generation in the States. If you operate a restaurant, it’s worth paying attention to what millennials do and want – especially when you consider that they spend more dining out than they save for retirement. In this blog post, you will find the top four things millennials are seeking when it comes to dining out – and how these changes are affecting the food industry.
#2. 5 “Must-Haves” for Stadium Point of Sale
When visiting a large sports stadium or entertainment arena, you often find long lines for food and merchandise during half-time or intermissions. The people attending these professional sports games or concerts paid good money to see their team play or favorite artist perform, and they don’t want to miss a thing. This puts a huge amount of pressure on the employees working the concession stands or merchandise shops to complete the customer’s order as quickly as possible. A lot of this workflow plays into the stadium point of sale (POS) system being used. Here are 5 “must-haves” when looking for a POS system for sports and entertainment venues.
#3. Infographic: The Rise of Online Ordering
If you’re looking to learn more about the online ordering industry as a whole, you’re at the right place. This online ordering infographic explores the history of online ordering, industry key players and revenues, customer demographics, and more – including what point of sale features restaurants looking to jump into the growing industry should look for. Enjoy!
#4. NRF 2019 Recap: The Point of Sale of the Future
In January, we had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at NRF 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Star family was set up at booth #3601, and also took some time to explore the show floor and learn even more about the latest trends in retail. Here’s a look back at what we demonstrated in our booth, as well as some of the key trends we noticed around the show.
Watch our video recap of the show:
#5. 5 of the Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries in America
The cannabis industry is huge in the United States – and it’s just getting started. In 2017, the industry employed 121,000 people and took in roughly $9 billion in sales. With more and more states legalizing its use, those numbers are expected to steadily rise and many more cannabis dispensaries will surely open their doors. Curious about the dispensaries already in operation? In this blog, take a look at five of the most beautiful cannabis dispensaries in America.
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