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05/12/2017

Nectar Labs Debuts the Connected Pourer and Stopper for Hospitality

In the hospitality industry, heavy pours can do heavy damage to a business. And dated manual pen and paper inventory tracking methods are time-consuming and inefficient. These inefficiencies are costing the industry more than $50 billion a year globally, but it does not have to be this way. To help alleviate this issue, Nectar Labs announced the launch of the Connected Pourer and Stopper which combines ultrasound technology and a software platform to precisely measure how much alcohol is left in a given bottle for automating inventory, managing shrinkage and self-replenishing. The Nectar Connected Pourer and Stopper literally "puts a cap" on the multi-billion dollar lost revenue crisis.
 
Created by two entrepreneurs with more than 20 years of experience building consumer products, Nectar’s caps are designed to fit seamlessly into a bar’s current operation. Built with more than 50,000 hours of research and development, the proprietary pourer and stopper will hold up to everyday stresses of bar life without slowing bartenders down. Each cap continuously communicates with the app, keeping track of inventory in real-time. When a bottle is finished and replaced, Nectar automatically depletes it from inventory, and when inventory is running low, orders can be placed directly with distributors saving bar managers precious time and money so that they can focus on the customer experience instead of the stock room.
 
“With Nectar, we’ve had a number of insights that would have been impossible to find before, which has dramatically improved our operations,” said Anjan Mitra, owner of DOSA restaurant. “Plus, with 24/7 inventory management and one-touch ordering, our bar managers don't have to worry about working after hours to keep inventory in check. Instead, they can focus on delivering the best possible guest experience and creating amazing cocktails.”
 
Nectar’s Connected Pourer and Stopper offers:
  • Universal Form Factor: Each cap is designed to adjust and fit every alcohol bottle on the market
  • Industrial Strength Construction: An airtight seal withstands the wear and tear of bar life; guaranteed to be alcohol and wash-proof
  • Simple Setup: Setup is intuitive and does not require extensive training or infrastructure
  • Deep Data Insights: Bars and distributors can now understand shrinkage and manage inventory in real-time, giving them the ability to optimize operations.
  • One-touch Ordering: Create orders and email them directly to distributor reps with the push of a button.
 

Nectar is already live and has been used to manage more than 100,000 live pours in select locations such as the W Hotel in Miami and Dosa Restaurant in San Francisco. The company has also conducted more than 2.5 million pours using custom robotic arms in its lab for testing the caps for accuracy and durability.