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Check out The Locket’s latest press hits below.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

Lockets at Luxury Properties in MA and DC: How They Are Driving Sales and Customer Experience Forward

Brands benefit from next-gen engagement analytics and end-to-end remote logistics, fulfillment and inventory control management

JUNE 16, 2021

The Next 1000: How And Where Entrepreneurship Has Surged In The Past Year

A once-in-a-generation explosion in entrepreneurship is taking place as founders bet on themselves in record numbers. MainStreet U.S.A is back in business—and stronger than ever.

JUNE 1, 2021

Are Modular Marketplaces the New Must-Have Amenity?

To discuss this emerging sector of the food and beverage industry, Barbara Castiglia welcomed Christine Marcus founder, and CEO of Alchemista.

JUNE 1, 2021

Podcast: The Allure of Modular Marketplaces

The technology behind food lockers and modular marketplaces was already on its way to being recognized for its multiple applications in food service before the pandemic, but now the pace has accelerated.

MAY 26, 2021

Is Scaling Back Lavish Free Food on Tech Campuses a Good Thing?

Companies like Google and Facebook are moving to scale back catering operations beloved by employees, now only offering prepackaged meals and snacks. The move has discontent growing at the two companies, both renowned for how well they treat employees. Struggling local restaurants, on the other hand, see an opportunity. 

May 6, 2021

With Catering Kaput, Alchemista Makes a Big Pivot

Back in 2019, things were going really well at Boston-based corporate catering provider Alchemista. Founder and CEO Christine Marcus was partnering with restaurants to bring great food to catering clients and had just invested in a robust culinary team to handle massive catering events. Then COVID happened.

May 5, 2021

Innovation in action: Independent restaurants find clever ways to generate new sources of revenue

When dining rooms were closed because of the pandemic, Boston restaurant operators Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of JK Food Group came up with a solution to bring their tapas and pizzas to customers without resorting to third-party delivery: food lockers in apartment buildings.

April 30, 2021

Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food

Google is well known for its staff perks, and has been credited with starting the trend of high-quality, free corporate catering.

April 16, 2021

Pet Spa, Food Locker Among Amenities Added To Apartment Buildings During Pandemic

BOSTON (CBS) – As living and work habits change, so too do amenities being offered at apartment buildings. It goes far beyond individual workspaces, or self-cleaning technology.

April 8, 2021

How Food Lockers Combine Quality and Convenience, One Meal at a Time

A perfect storm of innovation and technology coming together at the same time has helped make the contactless experience of food lockers better for all involved.

Mar 15, 2021

5 Things: Vegan restaurant By Chloe acquired out of bankruptcy

CDC releases recommendations for fully-vaccinated people, Alinea reopens on-premise dining and more news from the past week. 

Mar 14, 2021

Alchemista used to provide corporate catering for Moderna and TripAdvisor. It’s now using food lockers to deliver chef-made meals

When the pandemic hit, business dried up for Boston-based corporate catering company Alchemista.

March 12, 2021

Boston Public Radio: How Alchemista Pivoted, Joe Biden’s Stimulus Package, and More

Shirley Leung talked about how the catering start-up Alchemista pivoted to apartment vending machines during the pandemic. Leung is a business columnist for the Boston Globe.

March 11, 2021

Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette partner with Alchemista to bring their food to apartment building ‘vending machines’

These fine-dining food lockers for apartment buildings could be the vending machine of the future

March 8, 2021

Apartment buildings are bringing work perks home by putting food lockers in the lobby

Food lockers and pods are making apartment lobbies feel more like the office breakroom

March 8, 2021

Are food lockers the wave of the future?

Fast food chains have been exploring the concept of food lockers during the pandemic as a contactless way to hand off food to customers. They’re not a new concept, but the idea’s being revisited by chains in order to also improve efficiency and wait times.

March 7, 2021

KFC, Burger King, and Smashburger are all bringing food lockers to their restaurants. Here’s why they’re poised to be the next big thing in fast food

Food lockers have boomed in popularity during the pandemic as a contactless way for customers to collect food.

February 12, 2021

The Future Of Food Is Here: This Woman’s ‘Life-Changing Technology’ Could Transform The Way You Get Your Dinner

Christine Marcus, founder of Alchemista, on making restaurant food more accessible.

February 12, 2021

How To Shake Up Your Career — And Start Your Own Company

Founder Christine Marcus shares her journey with Katie Couric Media. 

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