Today in Restaurant and Grocery Tech: Aldi Invests in UK Growth; Shipt Announces Deal Days


Today in restaurant and grocery tech news, Aldi announced a major investment to fortify its presence in the United Kingdom, while Target-owned same-day delivery service Shipt announced an Amazon-style deal days event. Plus, Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands, speaks with PYMNTS about the connected kitchen of the future.

Aldi Investing $1.8B in UK Growth, Despite Industry-Wide Challenges

At a time when many grocers in the United Kingdom are in crisis mode, looking to weather the labor and supply chain shortages to keep business running, Aldi is taking a different tack. The Germany-based discount grocery giant is investing 1.3 billion pounds (about $1.8 billion) in expanding its U.K. presence, gaining share from the country’s top grocers.

FAT Brands CEO Predicts the IoT Future of ResTech

With the rise of digital ordering, consumers are ready for a more digitally integrated restaurant experience. Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands, spoke with PYMNTS about how virtual kitchens can power restaurants’ expansion and about the fully digital restaurant of the future.

Shipt Announces Deals Event to Drive E-Grocery Sales, Learning from Amazon’s Prime Day Success

Taking a page from Amazon’s book, Shipt, the Target-owned same-day delivery service for groceries, essentials and more, announced Monday (Sept. 27) that it will hold a “Dealivery Days” event in early October. The event aims to attract shoppers with discounts on foods, cleaning supplies and personal care items, among other goods.