Boston Retail Solutions Hires Chief Operating Officer

Vero Beach, Fla. — Boston Retail Solutions (formerly known as Boston Barricade) has hired Randy Ahlm as its new chief operating officer (COO). He will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations to help the company navigate what it expects

LGC Expands Footprint to Meet Client Employment Needs

Indianapolis — LGC, a national staffing company with offices in over 40 cities, has expanded its national footprint, adding staffing services in Boise, Idaho; Baton Rouge, La.; Las Vegas; Albuquerque, N.M.; Virginia Beach, Va.; and Salt Lake City. LGC also

Cantaloupe Inc. Names New CEO and CTO

Malvern, Pa. — Cantaloupe, Inc., a digital payments and software services company that provides end-to-end technology solutions for the unattended retail market, has named Ravi Venkatesan as chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2022. Venkatesan, who currently serves as Cantaloupe’s

What a Waste Program

— By Michael Hess —   5 tips for successful waste management in the retail and restaurant industries.     Owning a restaurant or retail location comes with a great deal of responsibility — including waste disposal. Regardless of business

LGC Associates: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Brittany Hunter —   R&R: Where are you based, and how long has the company been in business? Brittany Hunter: LGC headquarters are based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We have been in business since May of 2003. R&R:

Dragonfruit AI Names Vice President of Business Development 

Menlo Park, Calif. — Dragonfruit AI, retail’s first massively scalable video AI platform, has named Ray Cooke — most recently senior vice president at Hanwha Techwin America — as its new vice president of business development. Dragonfruit’s Frontier was custom-built

Position Imaging Expands Executive Team, Names SVP of Operations

Stratham, N.H. — Position Imaging, Inc, a pioneer in package logistics and asset tracking technology, has added Lucas Carvalho as senior vice president of operations. Carvalho will lead all Global Operations, Service, Fulfillment and Human Resources across all of Position

Panera Tests New AI Ordering Technology for Drive-Thru Lanes

St. Louis — On Aug. 29, 2022, Panera Bread began testing AI technology in drive-thru lanes with an aim to improve and enhance the guest experience. With support from OpenCity, select Panera bakery-cafes in the greater Rochester, N.Y., area have

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Names VP and General Manager

Stone Mountain, Ga. — Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment and systems as part of Lennox International, has promoted Bob Landi to vice president and general manager. In this role, Landi will apply his proven operations

CBRE Acquires E2C Technology to Enhance its Facilities Management Solutions

Dallas — CBRE Group, Inc. has acquired E2C Technology, an Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML) data-driven technology company that will enhance and further differentiate its facilities management service offering and unlock significant value for clients through cost efficient operational reliability

IBEX Names Business Development Manager

Glenview, Ill. — IBEX, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has recently named Lisa Tyler as business development manager. She has more than 20 years of foodservice experience. In this new role, Tyler will be responsible for strategy, implementation and

Around the Clock

— By Jason Menser —   Knowing the right people in 24-hour facilities management helps improve the overall flow of business and maintenance concerns.     Building maintenance is a part of sound building management. It raises the property’s total

Clarvue Launches Advanced Dark Site Management Tool

Irvine, Calif. — Clarvue Inc., a leading custom software solutions company, has launched a new dark site management tool that helps all types of retailers manage their closed locations effectively and efficiently as market dynamics shift and portfolio changes become

Interface Systems Appoints Chief Operations Officer

St. Louis, Mo. — Interface Systems, a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS and business intelligence solutions, has appointed Bud Homeyer as chief operations officer (COO). Homeyer previously served as Interface’s executive vice president of enterprise

Array Appoints North American Chief Commercial Officer

Toronto — Array Marketing, a market leader in end-to-end in-store merchandising solutions, has appointed Chris Olivier as North American chief commercial officer. Olivier is a skilled commercial executive from the retail services industry, having held leadership roles in multiple retail

Toast Acquires Sling to Expand its Team Management Suite for Restaurants

Boston — Toast, the all-in-one digital technology platform built for restaurants, has acquired Sling, a leading employee scheduling, communication and management solution. Through features including scheduling templates, in-app messaging and multi-location team management, Sling helps restaurants staff more efficiently and

Remodel With Modular

— By Rodney Jarboe — How modular trash enclosures keep dumpsters out of sight, but not out of mind.   In the not-so-distant past, almost nobody was paying attention to the design or materials used for dumpster enclosure construction. A

GUESS Uses Matterport Digital Twins to Reimagine Retail Experience

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world, has partnered with GUESS?, Inc., the global fashion brand and retailer, to adopt Matterport digital twins to ensure brand consistency across its

Legacy Roofing Services Marks 10-Year Anniversary

Cleveland, Ohio — Legacy Roofing Services, one of the largest commercial roofing service providers in the United States, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month as one of the premier commercial and residential roofing services company in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

A Lot To Look At

— By Jason Srain — How to use your parking lot to make a great first impression.   According to a Princeton study published by the Association for Psychological Science, first impressions are made within the first 7 seconds of

Now Is the Time

— By Doug Groves — Is your retail business insured for a cyber attack?   A critical piece of information for retail businesses and franchisees to consider is the exclusion of cyber liability from standard insurance policies. In fact, most

Long Term Strategy

— By Tom Dawson — Tips to extend the life of a roof.   A new roof is a substantial investment that can cost thousands of dollars. With adequate maintenance and attention, a roof’s lifespan can be significantly increased. If

86 Repairs Releases Annual Report of Restaurant R&M Data

Chicago — On June 7, 86 Repairs, the repair and maintenance (R&M) management platform built for the restaurant industry, released The State of Repairs. The annual report offers restaurant operators invaluable insight into repairs and maintenance data. Today’s restaurant operator