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
What's Ahead for Grocery Hot Bars and Salad Bars?
The pandemic has effectively shut down centerpieces of the fresh department, putting industry ingenuity to the test, the author says.
H-E-B Goes Micro With AutoStore Rollout
The retailer is deploying microfulfillement centers in partnership with Swisslog featuring the first U.S. grocery deployment of AutoStore's robotic mini-warehouses.
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
Seize the Grab-and-Go Opportunity Before It’s Gone
Convenience stores are ideally positioned to capitalize on the foodservice grab-and-go opportunity now and in the post-pandemic era.
Walmart Reveals Paid Loyalty Program
Seeking to further leverage physical assets and ride the booming consumer convenience trend, Walmart+ offers delivery benefits, gas discounts and easier in-store shopping.
Giant Eagle Debuts Checkout-Free Shopping in Grabango Partnership
A GetGo convenience store near Pittsburgh represents what officials call the industry's first enterprise retrofit, enabling shoppers to skip checkout lines and the retailer to absorb inventory, labor and shrink benefits.