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
Computer Vision Firm Grabango Raises $39M in New Funding
The technology that allows retail stores to offer checkout-free shopping is coming to 4 additional Giant Eagle outlets this year.
No Meat, No Problem: More Americans Are Devouring Plant-Based Alternatives
Consumers aren’t abandoning meat—not by a long shot—but they are choosing plant-based more often.
Indoor Farm Bowery Nets $300M in Latest Funding Round
Bowery Farming, whose big-name backers include chefs Jose Andres and Tom Colicchio, as well as Natalie Portman and Justin Timberlake, is now valued at $2.3 billion.
Anycart, the 'Expedia for Grocery,' Announces Platform Launch
A "smart shopping engine" turns recipes and online traffic into shoppable e-commerce, and can cut out third-party shoppers for participating retailers, including Whole Foods, Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize.
European Companies Team on a Shopping Mall for Grocery Pickup
A technology company and a last-mile delivery firm have teamed to roll out co-located banks of multibrand automated grocery storage lockers called Delipop, preparing for rollout in France.
UNFI Rolls Out All-Electric Refrigerated Trailer Fleet
The new units out of the wholesaler’s distribution center in Riverside, Calif., get out in front of zero-emission mandates as diesel-powered predecessors go to the garage for retrofitting.
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.