Future of Food

Retailers

DoorDash Moves Into On-Demand Grocery Delivery

Key retailers such as Hy-Vee, Meijer, Smart & Final and Fresh Thyme are partnering with the delivery service.

Technology

Q&A With AiFi CEO Steve Gu

The autonomous store technology company, which last year introduced pint-sized, prefab units, eyes more than 300 deployments in new and existing stores over the next year.

Citing growing importance to the company and its stakeholders, the retailer said it would shoot for 100% sustainable own-brand packaging by 2030.

In a global competition for robotic cleaners, the retailer picks a flexible solution for stores and a technical marvel to study further.

A deal with the high-tech indoor farm company Plenty will provide greens for more than 430 stores in California, the retailer said.

The former Ahold USA CEO discusses transformative technologies for a fast-changing industry.

In what could foretell similar moves in the U.S., the retailer announced a $2.6 billion, five-year plan to modernize its store fleet and distribution network.

As the U.K.-based e-grocer reviews changing shopping habits, CEO Tim Steiner eyes 75%-80% of the shopping market potentially going virtual.

The carts will tally items as customers shop, allowing them to skip checkout, the tech giant says.

New Era of Smarter Food Safety leverages digital tools and traceability in new blueprint for reducing foodborne illnesses.

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