The Future of Food
How the food industry might look a decade from now—and what it means for all the industries it touches.
Adapting to Uncertainty
The year is 2030. A restaurant operator has just ordered a package of lab-grown protein patties on Amazon. It will be loaded onto an electric van and delivered the next day. A hungry grocery store customer will order their groceries via AI voice bot and it will arrive in a box made of sugar cane and bamboo. The produce sold in retail and used on the menu in restaurants is all grown vertically. Read on to learn about those scenarios and more as our editors look at the industries they specialize in—10 years in the future.
“How are we going to create crops with less resources, less land? How are we going to provide transparent supply chains so people know where their products come from and can track them all the way back to the farm?”
—Brian Frank, general partner with FTW Ventures
'You Eat What's Around You': Q&A With Market 7 Founder Mary Blackford
"A lot of people, they don’t look at grocery stores as health centers, but they are. They’re your first health centers," says the retail entrepreneur.
Kroger Checks Out a Smart Cart
WGB exclusive: Seeking solutions to support faster and safer in-store shopping, the retailer is quietly testing a souped-up checkout-free “smart cart” from Caper it’s calling KroGO.
The amount by which vertical farming increases yields
Investment in ag-tech in 2019
The amount of waste that consists of containers and food packaging
The amount of riders who said a self-driving car was similar or superior to a human-driven one
2021 Food Trend Predictions: Kroger vs. Whole Foods
Kroger and Whole Foods are out with their respective food trend predictions for the coming year.
Farm to Front Door: A Q&A With Market Wagon's Nick Carter
"People tell us that we saved their family farm," co-founder Nick Carter says.
Remote Control Grocery Delivery Hits the Road
Deploying teleoperated electric delivery carts, a partnership between Self Point and Tortoise enables local grocers to meet growing demand for affordable delivery services.