Loyalty360 Reads: September 13 | Amazon Brings Cashierless Tech to Whole Foods; McDonald

Amazon Brings Cashierless Tech to Two Whole Foods Stores
Amazon is bringing its automated checkout technology to a pair of Whole Foods stores, the company announced Wednesday, marking the latest test of the grab-and-go system in a full-size supermarket.

In a blog post, Amazon said the technology, called “Just Walk Out,” is coming to two Whole Foods locations scheduled to open in 2022. One store will be located in the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and the other in Sherman Oaks, California.
McDonald's Taps Vispero to Create Accessible Kiosk Experience
Vispero, a global leader for assistive technology products for the blind and low vision community, has been selected by McDonald’s to assist in providing customers with an accessible kiosk experience. Vispero’s product, JAWS Kiosk, has been deployed to select McDonald’s US company owned restaurants, as well as newly deployed kiosks in US franchise locations.

“The selection of JAWS Kiosk as a solution for McDonald’s is a game changer for providing equal access in Quick Service Restaurants for blind and low vision customers,” states Matt Ater, Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Software at Vispero. “At Vispero, our goal is to innovate for customers with disabilities. Working with McDonald’s allows us to ensure our products are reaching people when they need it most.
Exchange Solutions Announces Launch of Promo Enhance
Exchange Solutions, a personalized loyalty solutions provider, today announced the launch of a new, modular, SaaS based offering that enhances loyalty program performance without having to replace an existing loyalty platform.

The new offering, called Promo Enhance, leverages superior promotion personalization, automation, customer experience and analytics / insights features and functionality from Exchange Solutions’ ES Loyalty product.
Speedway Motorsports Partners with GigLabs to Launch RaceDayNFT.com
In partnership with GigLabs, Speedway Motorsports has created RaceDayNFT.com, a first-of-its-kind motorsports NFT marketplace for race fans. The new marketplace will launch with a featured collection of 10,000 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race commemorative ticket NFTs, including 500 randomly selected golden ticket NFTs, available for free on Monday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. ET.*

Additional digital collections featured on RaceDayNFT.com will showcase the upcoming 2021 NASCAR Cup Series playoff races at Speedway Motorsports venues Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. A new collection will be released in the marketplace during each respective race week, driving excitement toward some of NASCAR’s most anticipated playoff events starting with the Sept. 18 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol.

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