- CVS is expanding its paid membership program, CarePass, nationwide which offers a pharmacy hotline, free shipping on products including prescription drugs, and various discounts. The subscription costs $5 a month, $48 per year, and they found that subscribers spent 15% to 20% more per year than non-subscribers.
- Travelers at SFO airport can have their coffees, lattes, cappucinos and other coffee and tea concocotions prepared entirely by robot. The Briggo machine can take orders via a mobile app or in-person via touchscreens with a maximum production rate of 100 cups per hour. As robotics gain ground, the Starbucks and coffee shop experience will likely have to evolve to keep up.
Source: CVS targets millennials with Amazon-like membership | CNBC
Source: Watch out Starbucks — robotic coffee ‘haus’ makes San Francisco debut | Chain Store Age