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Here's what consumers and retailers have been waiting for: A new app that promises to reduce checkout waiting times by 70%. Other news today include Australian partnerships to reduce food waste, takeover and support plans, and why cloud-based Shopify is very busy these days. Enjoy the read and have a great start to the week.
asia & australasia
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Costa grows with berries Australia's largest produce company recorded a 3.5% rise in revenue for 2015. This result would have been better if it weren't for the costs of going public and the start-up of Costa Asia. Berries were the category with the highest growth.
Down with queues European software provider Xhockware developed a supermarket app called 'YouBeep', which is designed to help reduce checkout wait times by more than 70% +++ Coffee giant Starbucks will bring its ‘Mobile Order & Pay’ service to select UK stores, allowing customers to make their order in advance.
usa & canada
Shopify makes payment easy The cloud-based omnichannel retail platform is launching a new credit card reader that will allow its US-based merchants to securely accept chip and PIN, tap, and swipe credit and debit cards. The reader will also accept contactless payment technologies like Apple Pay.
Dia increases sales in Brazil The Spanish supermarket chain that relies on emerging markets for more than a third of revenue, expects sales in recession-hit Brazil to grow more than 10%.
Dole pesticide case reopened A US Court of Appeals has granted a rehearing of a case involving 200 Central American banana workers who claim the use of pesticide dibromochloropane (DBCP) on Dole Food Company farms had made them sick.