To succeed in the increasingly competitive retail industry, stores should be underpinned by technology, stock carefully curated products, provide areas for socialising, and enhance the consumer experience, says analyst.
A Belgian start-up is analysing pollen samples to monitor bees’ environments, a Quebecois innovation is tapping AI tech to ‘give bees a voice’, and dairy farmers in the UK and Sweden are creating insect-friendly ecosystems to promote biodiversity.
The world’s first agri-robotics Centre of Excellence will be built at the University of Lincoln in the UK, where researchers will develop ways to streamline and maximise agri-food processes ‘from farm-to-fork’.
Olam International has awarded its annual prize for food security to a mapping technology that provides information on what crops and farming practices are the ‘best fit’ for conditions in food insecure regions.
Nestlé has undergone a process of transformation in its Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region, with structural change opening the door to a lower cost base. The company has been able to grow ahead of its markets across 60% of its portfolio...
The snacks and drink giant has built up its iCrop precision agriculture tool to better support potato, corn, oats and peanut farmers make in-field decisions, PepsiCo Europe’s head of agricultural procurement tells FoodNavigator.
Trust is an important currency for food brands. But in the era of social media, fake news and information overload, gaining consumer trust has become challenging. How can food businesses build trust in – and therefore loyalty to – their brands?