Future of Food

Fresh Food

A Harvesting Robot and the Future of Farming

Brandon Alexander, a grandson of field farmers and the co-founder of farm-tech company Iron Ox, on his mission to make produce production carbon-negative and "rebuild the whole damn system" using automation and AI.

Retailers

Kroger to Enter Northeast With Ocado, ‘Zoom’ Into South Florida

Despite indicating further expansion was on hold, Kroger and Ocado this week revealed plans to build five new robotic warehouses, eyeing a delivery debut in the Northeast, expanded delivery in California and a 30-minute automated "Zoom" offering in Florida.

Inside opening day at a dark store of the newly launched ultrafast grocery delivery firm Buyk.

Walmart and Des Moines-based media mega-player Meredith Corp. want to help Millennial moms get dinner, again, on the table.

A Walmart Supercenter in Rochester, N.Y., now features 25 restaurant brands for takeout and delivery via Walmart's partnership with Canadian ghost-kitchen operator Ghost Kitchen Brands.

In a Q&A, Jokr co-founder Zachary Dennett discusses how he believes ultra-convenience can support lower costs and new shopping habits that consumers will find superior to traditional in-store shopping and existing e-commerce options.

Advances in technology, labor pressures and the shift to digital have brought warehouse automation to the forefront, says Berkshire Grey’s Steve Johnson.

A newly announced partnership with Kitchen United will bring up to six restaurant brands into select stores, beginning with a Los Angeles Ralphs location later this year.

Aldi Corner Store, which opened this week in North Sydney, demonstrates new possibilities for the hard-discount concept while highlighting a commitment to technology and sustainability.

Retailers shouldn't mistake touchless options with reduced customer interactions. In fact, the author says, the opposite is true.

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