Food for Talk

Imagine sensors warning you of out-of-stocks, apps ensuring foodservice equipment is safe.

Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Tobacco, CSP

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Getting Connected

Momentum appears to be building around the ability for devices to communicate with each other and to relate important information to c-store managers and maintenance staff. Here’s a few of the more compelling reasons:
  • Maintenance efficiencies and savings. Across a large network of stores, staff can monitor equipment efficiency to avert breakdowns and increase energy efficiency.
  • Health and food-safety concerns. Government mandates on food handling and safety may spur the move to devices that can alert managers to equipment failures.
  • State energy regulations. In an effort to manage energy, the state of California reportedly will require connectivity with devices at stores over a certain size as a way to help regulate its overall energy consumption.


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