Tag: Technology

Training the Next Gen of Food Industry Managers

What separates the average and the exceptional food and beverage company? A key part of the answer may lie in how leaders within the organization are trained. Traditional management theory would suggest that companies should …

Has Chick-fil-A Unveiled the Drive-Thru of the Future?

Chick-fil-A is testing an express drive-thru lane to speed up mobile order pick-up. The company calls its Express Drive-Thru model a “game changer” that will streamline the experience for its nearly 50 million mobile app …

Why Agility Should Be Top-of-Mind for Both CPGs and Retailers

Amid rising demand for fresher food products, companies need to ensure their inventory is data-driven, with technology and procedures in place to adapt to a rapidly-changing market, according to Venky Ramesh, head of strategic business advisory …

Proof of ESG: Blockchain Solutions

What is ESG, and how can food and beverage (F&B) companies apply blockchain solutions to provide transparency to customers, clients, and investors? This topic is addressed in this exclusive Food Institute webinar featuring Marcum and ...

Cashierless Tech Creating New Channel for Growth

Image courtesy of Whole Foods Market Cashierless stores are a promising technology that could redefine how shoppers interact with grocery stores, but the field is still in its relative infancy, with experimentation ongoing. While solutions …

Food Companies Creating Sophisticated Traceability Tech

A recent addition to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), poised to go into effect in 2023 to minimize the scope and duration of food recalls, requires such complex technology that food industry businesses …

Experts: Autonomous Equipment Could Be Game Changer in Ag

Innovation is making it easier for farmers to optimize efficiency. And with that in mind, new agricultural technologies are the focus of The Food Institute’s report this month, which will be available to members starting April 19 …

Why Restaurants are Venturing into the Metaverse

Restaurant chains are entering the great unknown, taking bold leaps into the “metaverse.” It’s the latest endeavor by fast-food brands to reach potential customers where they’re at. The Food Institute investigated exactly how the strategy …

Food Safety Testing Market: Concerns About Public Health Boosts Demand

This article is written and sponsored by Transparency Market Research. Industrial production of food is subject to handling errors, undercooking, and inappropriate storage conditions that could lead to contamination. Additionally, new pathogens, chemical hazards, and disease …

What Will the Key Restaurant Tech Investments Be in 2022?

From robots to scheduling software, restaurants are implementing all types of new technology into their operations of late. With so many new developments this year, The Food Institute decided to take a closer look at …

State of the Restaurant Industry: Tech Triggering Optimism

Just 2% of restaurants reported an increase in sales in December. Yet, a survey by TD Bank found 81% of restaurant operators are nevertheless optimistic about the future. Restaurant operators are faced with several challenges …

Which Technologies Will Push the Food Industry Forward?

Propelled by the pandemic, robotic innovations are still making food-industry headlines. A few of the latest developments include: 7-Eleven partnered with Nuro to pilot a commercial delivery service using autonomous vehicles in the Silicon Valley …

Are Autonomous Vehicles the Next Big Thing in Delivery?

Third-party delivery services like Instacart, UberEats and DoorDash have taken the world of grocery, retail and restaurants by storm. So, what’s the next great innovation for these segments? It could be autonomous delivery, using vehicles …

Cyber Risk Management – What The Food Industry Needs to Know

Cyber Risk Management - What The Food Industry Needs to Know 2021 was an unprecedented year for cyber-attacks against food companies. From JBS (multi-national meat processor) to New Cooperative (Iowa-based grain co-op), hackers launched multiple ...

What Food Companies Can Do to Mitigate Cyber Risk

The food and beverage industry has proven to be a vulnerable target for cyber criminals this year. At least 40 companies in the sector have suffered cyberattacks, of which ransomware events have been the most …

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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, …

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 …

AI, Automation and Their Impact on the Food Industry

Register Here! AI & AUTOMATION WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY There is no question that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation have disrupted the food industry. From food manufacturing to foodservice and retail, …

Walmart is Shedding Global Operations, Focusing on Digital

Walmart has recently made business moves that  indicate it’s shifting its focus from international markets to digital operations. International Divestures In 2018, Walmart sold an 80% stake in its Brazilian operations to a global profit …

Digitally Mature Grocers Have an Advantage with Shoppers

The most “digitally mature” grocery retailers are capturing a considerably greater share of the growth of a growing shopping modality, according to the results of 2020 Grocery Digital Maturity Benchmark Study from Incisiv, reported Winsight …

Albertsons Adds Contactless Options to Simplify Grocery Shopping

Albertsons Companies introduced Albertsons Pay, a new zero-touch checkout experience. Available through its updated just for U loyalty app, it offers shoppers with a secure and contact-free way to pay, use discounts, and earn rewards. The new technology is …

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 …