• From the Grand Rapids Business Journal:
"Meijer is offering free support to blind and low-vision customers by partnering with the Aira app to increase accessibility and ease in their shopping trip.
"Aira is a service that connects blind and low-vision people to highly trained, remotely located agents through the cameras of their smartphones. At the touch of a button, Aira will connect customers who need immediate visual assistance with anything from reading in-store signage to product labels."
• CNBC reports that Alibaba’s Freshippo grocery store chain in mainland China will begin carrying Beyond Meat's meatless burger patties.
According to the story, "The maker of meat alternatives first entered mainland China in April through a partnership with Starbucks. Yum China’s KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut also sell Beyond Meat products in several Chinese cities."
• From the Pittsburgh Business Times:
"In a franchise first, a kiosk-only Moe's Southwest Grill has launched here in Pittsburgh … The new restaurant, which uses touchscreen kiosk-terminals to place and pay for orders, is part of a larger pilot program that the restaurant group is currently experimenting with."