Fifteen innovative start-ups tackling some of the big issues around sustainable agricultural production, healthy diets and circular economy solutions for the food sector joined FoodBytes! by Rabobank yesterday.
PepsiCo is stepping up its sustainability goals with the ambition of supporting system-wide change. FoodNavigator spoke to Chris Daly, vice president of sustainability for Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, to find out more.
Technology company IBM is launching a collaboration with Raw Seafoods to further rollout a blockchain solution for the seafood supply chain. The companies say the initiative can help tackle three of the sector’s ‘most pressing problems’: fraud, transparency...
The European Commission is tackling the challenges brought by big data processing through the Evolve Project. FoodNavigator caught up with the project’s agricultural pilot, which is driven by project partner CybeleTech, to learn what this means for food...
The food tech scene is booming in Israel, where its start-up ecosystem is striving to be ‘number one’ in the game. So what makes this country a hotbed for food tech innovation? FoodNavigator hears from a food manufacturer, a start-up incubator and a venture...
Food artificial intelligence company Spoonshot has today emerged from an intensive 18-month R&D process to launch a new tool that it says will ‘raise the bar for insight-led innovation’ in the food and beverage sector.
Investments in European food tech cooled as the mercury rose in Europe this August. But app-based delivery firm Lezzoo and vegan marketplace concept VeganNation were still able to whet the appetite of investors.
CEO and co-founder of food waste app Too Good To Go, Mette Lykke, is taking an entrepreneurial approach to sustainability: “We are taking an issue that everyone loves and turning it into a win for everyone.”
UK start-up Almond has developed an app that rewards shoppers for buying responsible brands, while helping to reduce and offset CO₂e emissions. “In a nutshell, we help consumers reduce their negative impact,” CEO Oliver Bolton tells FoodNavigator.
Software as service (SaaS) start-up Provenance has developed a solution that enables businesses to be more transparent – both internally and externally. “Transparency is the future of brand trust,” Provenance founder and CEO Jessi Baker predicts.
The foodservice delivery market is booming thanks to the rapid rollout of new tech that makes it easier than ever to buy food online. In contrast, supermarket sales are under pressure. Could the adoption of new retail tech help?
French start-up Siga has developed a label that ranks food according to its degree of processing. The system aims to help consumers select the ‘most natural and healthy’ products on the shelf, CEO Aris Christodoulou tells FoodNavigator.
Norwegian start-up TotalCtrl has developed software that tracks expiration dates in supermarkets, food banks, restaurants, and hotels. The end goal? “To eliminate food waste throughout the entire value chain, from farmer to consumer”, CEO and co-founder...
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is focused on developing connections with consumers through its digital strategy which is focused on four key planks: relevance, quality, segmentation and targeting.
New research from Lumina Intelligence concludes that consumer engagement with sustainability claims is currently ‘low’. But mission-based brands supporting a clear cause could point the way to reversing this trend.
Royal Blue and Orange International Trading (RBO) is an innovative food and logistics platform that aims to improve the speed, efficiency and cost of shipping food ingredients from-farm-to-fork. We spoke to founder and CEO Sukai Ceesay about her vision...
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.