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Biometric alcohol purchase verification pilots at ballpark

A system that uses a finger tap on a sensor to validate the age of a customer looking to buy beer recently went online at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

GOeureka Debuts Its Blockchain Powered Booking Platform

GOeureka, a travel tech company utilizing blockchain technology to build a hotel booking platform, allowing consumers to book hotel rooms with zero commission, receive loyalty rewards and benefits, all with no hidden fees.

Alibaba’s Fliggy Rolls Out Facial Recognition Check-in at 50 Hotels

Alibaba’s Fliggy and Shiji have rolled out a facial recognition system for hotel check-ins for the hotel industry. The new technology is available at some 50 hotels in Hainan Province, China’s biggest tropical beach getaway.

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Coke Looks For Coffee Buzz With Costa Buy

A coffeehouse chain acquisition generated a bit of buzz for Coca-Cola on Friday (Aug. 31). The company said it will buy Costa, a coffee chain, for $5.1 billion.

Nestlé and Starbucks Close Deal for CPG and Foodservice Products

Nestlé and Starbucks Corporation Tuesday announced the closing of the deal granting Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops.

M&As this week: Tyson Foods, Zoe’s Kitchen, HF Foods Group

Brazilian food processing firm Marfrig Global Foods has signed an agreement with Tyson Foods to sell Keystone Foods, a US-based supplier of chicken, fish, pork and beef to foodservice companies, for $2.16bn.

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