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CORRECTING and REPLACING Apex Streamlines Off-Premise Dining with its Self-Serve Order Pick-Up Lockers

January 9, 2020 GMT

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2020--

First paragraph, first sentence of release should read: Third Party Delivery – food that is ordered for delivery – combined sales at the five largest meal delivery companies in the United States rose 36 percent year-over-year in November 2019 as reported by Second Measure, a firm which analyzes U.S. consumer spending (instead of: Off-premise dining – food that is ordered for takeout, delivery, drive-thru, catering or in-home dining – sales rose 40% year-over-year as reported by Second Measure).

The corrected release reads:

APEX STREAMLINES OFF-PREMISE DINING WITH ITS SELF-SERVE ORDER PICK-UP LOCKERS

Strategies for building a sustainable off-premise dining experience

Third Party Delivery – food that is ordered for delivery – combined sales at the five largest meal delivery companies in the United States rose 36 percent year-over-year in November 2019 as reported by Second Measure, a firm which analyzes U.S. consumer spending. With emerging technologies and food delivery services disrupting the traditional business model, restaurants are looking for ways to optimize their operations and increase their share of off-premise revenues.

“Today, consumers rely on mobile ordering and third-party delivery services,” stated Apex CEO Kent Savage. “These trends have a dramatic effect on a store’s operations – specifically order volume, velocity and, of course, labor. This unlocks opportunity for improvement across the board – incremental sales, profits and customer loyalty,” continued Savage. “With competitive food choices expanding, brands have the opportunity to leverage technology by providing a fast and easy pick-up experience which delights all of the stakeholders – delivery drivers, associates and customers – and keeps them coming back for more.”

Apex self-serve order pick-up lockers position restaurants for sustainable growth with three strategies for creating more convenient off-premise dining experiences:

About Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Apex is the world’s leading provider of self-serve automated pick-up solutions for use in the retail and foodservice industries. The Apex heated pick-up station was the recipient of the 2019 Kitchen Innovations award and is featured in all of the Little Caesars stores and in their DoorDash delivery program in the United States. With world headquarters in Mason, Ohio, Apex has offices in Australia, Germany, Poland and the UK. To learn more, visit us online at our website, on LinkedIn or on Twitter.

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CONTACT: Kimberly Carroll

Vice President, Global Marketing

Apex Supply Chain Technologies

513.550.1473

Kimberly.Carroll@apexsupplychain.com

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