Food Tech Archive

Report: Upcycling Ingredients Gains Traction on ESG Benefits

The adoption of upcycling continues to spread across the food industry as companies large and small explore innovative ways to repurpose ingredients that would otherwise go to waste. While the process remains a niche concept …

FI Agriculture Recap: Pandemic Relief for Livestock Producers

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications next Tuesday from livestock producers who suffered pandemic losses as a result of their inability to gain sufficient access to processing. Relief will come from the …

Retailers Tackling Out-of-Stock Issues with Artificial Intelligence

Proper inventory management is a top concern for retailers. Out-of-stock items and inefficient replacement strategies can result in lost sales, reduced customer satisfaction, and lower loyalty levels. In response to these challenges, companies like Walmart …

Personalized Nutrition Turning Consumer Diets Inside Out

As consumers become increasingly health conscious and the risk for chronic diseases such as obesity keeps rising, a new wave of nutrition-minded biotech companies have been analyzing DNA/biological compounds to reimagine our relationship with food. These services …

Is Viome the Future of Food?

Viome has built an AI-driven platform that analyzes the interaction between food, a person’s microbiome, and human cells to develop precision nutrition to prevent and reverse chronic diseases. On April 15, The Food Institute presented …

Agriculture Is Embracing Automation with Robotics and Drones

As recent headlines suggest, the agriculture industry is embracing new forms of automation. Here’s a look at a few companies offering innovative solutions to producers. AUTONOMOUS WEEDING ROBOT Startup Carbon Robotics revealed the latest iteration …

Amazon, Walmart Taking Different Approaches on Retail Technology

Amazon-owned grocery stores are poised for a technology upgrade, specifically in checkout. AUTOMATION Amazon is bringing automated checkout technology to full-size supermarkets, reported Bloomberg (April 22). Planning documents for a store under construction in Brookfield, …

Walmart, Kroger and Other Retailers Continue to Innovate

Walmart is tapping automation to help its store fleet handle last-mile grocery delivery, adding local fulfillment centers (LFCs) that will turn parts of them into mini warehouses and speed up fulfillment for local customers. The …

DoorDash Diversifies with Chowbotics Acquisition

After raising an eye-opening $3.4 billion in its IPO, DoorDash is spending its funds strategically. For starters, the delivery company is acquiring meal preparation startup Chowbotics. DoorDash’s revenue rose 226% year-over-year, to $1.92 billion, in …

Are You Ready for 3-D Printed Steak?

Lab-grown meat is getting closer to reaching consumers, and it looks like the world’s first 3-D printed ribeye is up next. Here’s a look at how we got to this point. ISRAEL: A MAJOR INNOVATOR …

Walmart and Ocado Make Opposing Moves with Robots

Walmart decided to stop using robots that move through the aisles checking inventory levels and prices after seeing the results from about 500 stores. In January, the retailer announced plans to expand use of the …

Grocers Invest in New Technology to Increase Efficiency

Food retailers are partnering with technology companies to make their operations more efficient as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Giant Eagle now operates FlyBuy Pickup, a curbside and in-store pickup program. FlyBuy, using location technology from …

Automation in the Age of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a trend towards automation, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The report found that most job losses during the public health crisis would be temporary, …

Manufacturers Need to Adapt to COVID-19 Conditions

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect the manufacturing capabilities of food companies through the end of 2020, but automation, social distancing, and pivoting towards healthier products could provide avenues for future growth. Meatpackers Face …

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Going the ‘Extra’ Last Mile for Deliveries

As delivery becomes more crucial in business, companies are always innovating to find the ideal way to complete the last mile. Amazon Prime’s free and fast shipping set the bar for the industry. During the …

Is AI the Next Phase of E-Commerce?

Many e-commerce businesses are beginning to take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) to help in searching, sorting, and finding relevant data. Giants such as Amazon, eBay, and Flipkart are standing on the cutting edge of …