The Future of Food
Food continues to take on new forms and formats. A fish fillet can be grown in a dish; a four-course meal can be enjoyed in the car. The pandemic has sped up some of that innovation while also adding a level of uncertainty: How will food be produced, packaged, transported and consumed differently when all this is over? Here’s a look at the people and processes at the center of those questions.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life as we know it, including how we eat. With more meals arriving in a bag and being consumed at home, chefs consider the long-term impacts it could have on our food experience.Read more
Kroger to Enter Northeast With Ocado, ‘Zoom’ Into South Florida
Despite indicating further expansion was on hold, Kroger and Ocado this week revealed plans to build five new robotic warehouses, eyeing a delivery debut in the Northeast, expanded delivery in California and a 30-minute automated "Zoom" offering in Florida.
Get On Your Buyk and Ride
Inside opening day at a dark store of the newly launched ultrafast grocery delivery firm Buyk.
Walmart, Meredith Team for In-the-Moment Meal Planning
Walmart and Des Moines-based media mega-player Meredith Corp. want to help Millennial moms get dinner, again, on the table.
Ghost Kitchen Brands Makes Its Walmart Debut
A Walmart Supercenter in Rochester, N.Y., now features 25 restaurant brands for takeout and delivery via Walmart's partnership with Canadian ghost-kitchen operator Ghost Kitchen Brands.
No Joke: How ‘Instant Delivery’ Can Change the Shopping Paradigm
In a Q&A, Jokr co-founder Zachary Dennett discusses how he believes ultra-convenience can support lower costs and new shopping habits that consumers will find superior to traditional in-store shopping and existing e-commerce options.
How cell-based seafood could become the next catch of the day
Companies are working to grow fish filets from cells. They just need U.S. regulatory agencies to approve their creations before restaurants can sell it.Read More
Amount of restaurant patrons last year who said their most recent white-tablecloth meal had been eaten while traveling in a car, up from 3% in 2019, according to Technomic
Amount plant-based items will grow on menus by the end of 2022, according to Technomic
Increase in orders of spicy chicken sandwiches on Grubhub last year compared to 2019, according to Grubhub
Amount by which commercial waste decreased during the pandemic; residential waste rose 15%, according to the Food Packaging Institute
Changes to Food Production Are Coming Fast and Furiously
Four major movements will affect what we eat and how food is grown.
A New Definition of Meals on Wheels
Autonomous vehicles can open new branding and eating occasions for food marketers
The Food Store of the Future
Transformative technologies and intensifying consumer trends toward health and convenience will cast a radical new footprint for the supermarket.
In Search of the Next Major Protein Source
Going beyond beef and chicken, experts are looking to science and nature.
Futurist Sees Big Changes Ahead for Foodservice
Brian Frank, general partner with FTW Ventures, shares his expert insights.