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
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.
Kroger Looks to the Skies With Drone Delivery Test
The retailer says the partnership with Drone Express, to begin testing this week near Cincinnati, will offer a strategic option to meet customers needing small deliveries—at home and on the road.
The Calculus of the Batch
From the quick-twitch viewpoint of the contract-based delivery driver, not all gigs—nor retailers—are created equal.
Kroger CEO Lauds 'Monumental Day' as Ocado Facilities Zip to Life
Officials in a press event said the long-awaited opening of robotic fulfillment centers will usher in a new era of quality and reliability in grocery e-commerce—and deliver the retailer to new places, too.
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.