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Dunkin’ Donuts tries to freeze out competition with Coolatta mobile game

May 27, 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts addresses consumers’ summertime infatuation with baseball, cool drinks and free stuff in a new mobile game giving residents of Massachusetts and New Hampshire a chance to win daily prizes by “scratching” off a virtual Mango Passion Fruit Coolatta drink.

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7-Eleven uncaps loyalty convenience with QuickScan devices

May 27, 2015

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is ramping up its mobile loyalty platform abroad by rolling out handheld QuickScan devices in Philippines bricks-and-mortar locations to read bar codes on consumers’ smartphones and enable them to redeem their rewards more quickly, pointing to mobile loyalty’s important role for food and beverage marketers.

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Carrefour’s 400pc mobile app engagement jump proves beacons’ supermarket potency

May 26, 2015

Multinational retailer Carrefour recently saw a 400 percent increase in mobile application engagement thanks to beacons, pointing to the technology’s ability to significantly influence shoppers when paired with mobile coupons in a supermarket setting.

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McDonald’s builds free breakfast delivery promotion around mobile nominations

May 21, 2015

McDonald’s is asking customers in Northern California to text or tweet their nominations for who should receive a free breakfast delivered by McDonald’s employees, pointing to how mobile is at the center of efforts to surprise and delight consumers.

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Starbucks and Spotify partnership highlights link between mobile loyalty, content

May 20, 2015

Starbucks’ partnership with streaming service Spotify points to the untapped potential of combining food and beverage marketers’ mobile loyalty programs with music, as younger demographics put smartphones at the center of their content consumption and may be swayed to join programs with cross-partnership perks.

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Domino’s pizza ordering reduced to seconds with emojis on Twitter

May 15, 2015

Domino’s continues to lead the way in innovating the digital ordering experience, with its latest strategy promising to enable customers to order a pizza in seconds using an emoji on Twitter.

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Applebee’s broadcasts Times Square menu tasting via Periscope

May 11, 2015

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar is the latest food marketer to leverage Periscope, using Twitter’s streaming application to broadcast a public menu sampling taking place in New York’s Times Square as part of a bigger effort to drive awareness and sales for the new items.

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7-Eleven drinks up sales from mobile-enabled summer sweepstakes

May 8, 2015

National convenience store chain 7-Eleven has rolled out the Slurpee All Access Chill sweepstakes contest, which incorporates the retailer’s mobile application to drive summer sales for limited-edition flavor Mtn Dew Solar Flare as well as app engagement.

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Pizza Hut tops off mobile ordering with pizza-tracking feature

May 7, 2015

Pizza Hut is following in Domino’s footsteps by rolling out a mobile-enabled order navigation platform that allows customers to track their pizza orders from the oven to delivery at their homes, proving that quick service restaurants must innovate digital ordering to stay competitive in the sector.

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Mobile video can boost QSR’s sales and outreach: report

May 7, 2015

Consumers who frequent quick service restaurants are often the same target groups who consume the largest amount of video on mobile, suggesting that many food and beverage brands are missing a crucial marketing opportunity if they are not leveraging video advertising to engage this audience, according to a report from BrightRoll.

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