Future of Food

Fresh Food

'You Eat What's Around You': Q&A With Market 7 Founder Mary Blackford

"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.

Retailers

Kroger Checks Out a Smart Cart

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.

Kroger and Whole Foods are out with their respective food trend predictions for the coming year.

"People tell us that we saved their family farm," co-founder Nick Carter says.

Deploying teleoperated electric delivery carts, a partnership between Self Point and Tortoise enables local grocers to meet growing demand for affordable delivery services.

With a focus on speed, efficiency and closeness to the customer, Fabric officials unveil a compact and versatile warehouse its officials say can solve the economic and operational dilemmas of same-day grocery delivery.

The first U.S. microfulfillment center for the Israel-based technology company Fabric uses a space-efficient and automated system to pick and pack e-commerce deliveries to go.

The Lempert Report: A vision for a smaller, digitally connected food store focused on experience will provide the best of both worlds.

As the convenience trend grows to include contactless checkout and payment, the Caper Cart developer introduces a countertop solution for small stores.

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