QR codes to play critical role in food waste reduction strategy

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A new Cornell study has found that quick response barcodes can help to cut back on wasted food. Consumers are interested in using QR codes at the retail level to help inform themselves about products, particularly when it comes to cutting back on food waste, say the results of a recent Cornell study. The study was conducted over two months based on the sale of certain specific milk packaging. Across the two months, consumers were offered the opportunity to choose between buying milk with traditional best-by dates printed on them,…

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OUTFORM Launches In-Store PodDrop™ Platform That Merges Product Sampling With Customer Data Capture

Fully Automated Sample Dispenser Gives Physical Products a Digital Trail for the Next Level of Consumer Engagement and Ad Retargeting   OUTFORM is proud to debut PodDrop™, a new in-store discovery experience that allows brands to dispense product samples and stay in touch with consumers, even after they leave the store. The revolutionary platform creates a digital trail for every sample and  seamlessly integrates customers’ in-store experiences with their unique data. After consumers obtain a sample, brands can retarget ads or engage these consumers with an unprecedented level of authenticity and…

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Harnessing the Power of Contactless Payments for Your Retail Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has majorly affected many industries and the retail industry is no exception. Retail businesses heavily rely on cash transactions and other payment methods that involve physical contact. Social distancing and other restrictions created big trouble for both consumers and retailers. Thanks to the latest technology of contactless payment that made it easier for retailers to offer a safe and advanced payment solution to their customers.  The trend of mobile payments is gaining popularity and has now become an important part of the retail industry. Businesses that are…

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Read This If You’re Thinking of Putting a QR Code on Your Site

The inventor of the QR code, a brilliant Japanese technical wizard called Masahiro Hara, is now jaded with his invention. This is something that happens all too often on the internet when an idea spreads around the globe and some malice, unintended by the inventor, starts to spread. It is what happened to Pepe the Frog, and Mr. Hara now feels it is happening with QR codes.  His main issue is that they are now being used for payments.  Why are QR Payments a Problem? Hara told Japanese Newspapers in…

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QR code take-out containers could help reduce litter

QR code take-out containers - food container with QR code

A trash-busting concept is taking off that would use quick response codes to track down litterers. A new idea that would use QR code take-out containers is gaining traction as this trash is becoming an increasingly problematic issue in littering. A man living in Cavan, Ireland suggested the idea, and it has been taking off ever since. According to Eugene Smith, from Laragh Community Alert in County Cavan, Ireland, said that the volunteers in his community that pick up litter have noticed a worsening trend in the amount of trash.…

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