Airlines Stuck on Runway with Pilot Shortages?

With demand for travel rebounding, pilot shortages have caused a host of flight cancellations in recent months.  There is no easy solution in sight.

Some airlines in the United States are looking to hire pilots from other countries such as Australia, Canada, and many other global locations to fill the gap.  Candidates from Australia are particularly attractive because of a “specialty occupation” U.S. visa that is fairly easy to get and can be renewed two years at a time as many […]

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Amazon’s Just Walk Out

Amazon is expanding its Just Walk Out technology into Amazon Fresh stores, including one in the Chicago area, and to the Houston Astros’ Stadium.

For several years, Amazon has used its Just Walk Out technology to let customers pay with their hands in Amazon One stores, as shared  in a previous OM in the News post. The technology allows a customer to scan in as they enter the store using one of three methods—their hand, a QR code […]

Amazon Tries On Brick-and-Mortar Clothing

Amazon is opening its first physical apparel store called Amazon Style in Los Angeles, in the latter part of 2022.

The store will have QR-coded clothes racks for customers to see item details, select items to send to a fitting room, and alert customers when a fitting room is ready.  The fitting rooms have touchscreens for customers to request more items.

Customers can make purchases in store, buy at a later date, or find items remotely to deliver to the store to […]

TikTok and McDonald’s Hacks

Social media has had some interesting impacts on businesses. In some cases, social media has driven tremendous increases in demand, such as Popeyes’ chicken sandwich that led to having to temporarily suspend its new chicken sandwich. Over time, the chicken sandwich wars have helped Popeyes reach new customers.

Starbucks has a love/hate relationship with TikTok. The company loves the attentions that Tiktok influencers bring. However, many on TikTok are looking to develop the most complicated […]

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