Start-ups and disruptors

The Junker app scans products' barcodes to determine which part can be sorted where. Image: Giunko

Italian recycling app tackles ‘confused’ waste sorting in Europe

By Flora Southey

Marketed as a virtual assistant for waste sorting, the Junker app helps consumers solve the everyday dilemma: ‘Can I recycle this?’ FoodNavigator asks co-founder Noemi De Santis how the start-up is helping prevent food and food packaging waste from ending...

FutureBridge highlights innovation cutting the cost of low cal sweeteners / Pic: iStock Elmik

Three innovations set to shake up sugar reduction

By Katy Askew

With sugar reduction in the spotlight, Netherlands-based consultancy FutureBridge shares its predictions for three new bioprocesses ‘set to rattle the low-calorie sweetener market’.

HelloFresh CEO Dominik Richter

HelloFresh sweeps away supermarket competition in meal-kit space

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh raised its guidance for the year for the third time, illustrating strong demand for meal-kit among consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The recipe box company also hinted at plans to expand in the ready-meal category, and said it was unconcerned...

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Using blockchain to boost traceability in the CBD market

By Oliver Morrison

The Cannabinoid Association of the Netherlands (CAN), a consortium of Dutch CBD producers, is harnessing blockchain technology with the hope of improving transparency, accountability and traceability in the CBD market.