Five At Five: What Does Amazon Mean To QSRs?


Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at today’s payments and commerce news. Coverage includes a new, comprehensive look at the QSR world, and Apple’s good day before the U.S. Supreme Court. Walmart is going further with blockchain, Google has a new plan to take on Amazon and consumers sound off on sharing data.

Amazon: QSRs’ Big Threat or Essential Lifeline?

The new Restaurant Readiness Index examines a random selection of 178 QSRs and finds that one player offers consumers a complete portfolio of convenient food options.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Apple App Appeal

Justices said they would hear Apple’s appeal of the case that revived a potential class-action lawsuit by iPhone buyers over the commissions it gets via its App Store.

Walmart Wins Three Blockchain-Related Patents

One of the patents covers a system that would let households manage their electricity bills through cryptocurrency.

Google Attracts Partnerships Post-Amazon/Whole Foods Deal

Major retailers have signed on for a new advertising program with Google that makes their products appear in search, as well as through its smart, voice-activated Assistant, with a universal shopping cart that routes purchases through its Express shopping delivery service.

Acxiom Finds US Consumers Open to Sharing Data

U.S. consumers are becoming more open to engaging in data exchanges in return for better offers and services.