Future of Food

Technology

Can Tech End the Fresh Food Waste Crisis?

Supermarkets know their future is increasingly fresh-food focused, but increased potential for waste comes with it. They're looking to technology for sustainable solutions.

Retailers

Ahold Delhaize USA to Build Philadelphia AutoStore Facility

Ahold Delhaize USA said the new robotic facility, in partnership with Swisslog and AutoStore, will efficiently prep 15,000 delivery orders a week for Giant customers and is part of a omnichannel supply chain inititaive.

The Lempert Report: Program aimed at creating a new community focused on solving the challenges plaguing the world's food supply, including safety, waste reduction and health.

Raley's will have a namesake food lab as part of its sponsorship of the AgStart food and agriculture incubator, a public-private partnership to support next-generation food entrepreneurship.

Fifth Season produce will now be available at more than 75 Giant Eagle and Market District grocery stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Food retailers have "no option" but to slash costs and develop an operating model for the new normal, McKinsey's Sajal Kohli said in a rapid-fire closing keynote of FMI's annual Midwinter Executive Conference.

A combination of robotic order picking and human-led selection of fresh groceries at local fulfillment centers will let Walmart fulfill online orders within an hour, the retailer says.

"A lot of people, they don’t look at grocery stores as health centers, but they are. They’re your first health centers," says the retail entrepreneur.

WGB exclusive: Seeking solutions to support faster and safer in-store shopping, the retailer is quietly testing a souped-up checkout-free “smart cart” from Caper it’s calling KroGO.

Secure, temperature-controlled smart boxes will keep groceries fresh and expand delivery flexibility, Walmart says.

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