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We monitor emerging technology experiences for the food & beverage sectors.

We aim to be a laboratory of ideas, adopting a prospective reflection on the challenges of the food tech.

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varietal grape sunset
Early signs suggest that global wine production and consumption may be closer together in 2021 than they have been since 2017. However, physically bringing wine and consumers together may...
human ai
The prices of wine bottles are extremely variable. If the pleasure of tasting a wine does not always depend on its price, some criteria determine the cost: the appellation,...
personalization
Personalization will be the prime driver of marketing success within five years. Here are the capabilities companies need to develop to stay ahead of the curve. The exciting promise...
digital transformation
The wine trade has become globalized with the development of transportation technology. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly change the distribution channels, able to offer personalized prices...
inflation
Industry and trade in goods grow on strong consumer demand; the pandemic wave, inflation, and geopolitical tensions present risks to faster growth in 2022. The global economy experienced a...
middlemen
Disintermediation refers to the process of “cutting out the middle man” — reducing the number of links in the supply chain by eliminating certain functions. There are all sorts...
ai robot vs. men
At the beginning of the 19th century, the economist David Ricardo explained his theory of international trade based on comparative advantage by choosing as an example Portuguese wine exchanged...

Digital Retail

72%
metaverse gaming
Metaverse’s potential to unleash the next wave of digital disruption seems increasingly clear, with real-life benefits already emerging for early adopting users and companies. As in previous shifts in...
ai supply chain
Across industries, value chains are facing increasing uncertainty from climatic anomalies, geopolitical tensions, and the COVID-19 pandemic, among other factors. Industries as diverse as agriculture, oil and gas, and...
reports
E. coli, salmonella, accidental horse meat — there have been a lot of disturbing slip-ups in the food and beverage industry. Blockchain technology could help manufacturers and distributors avoid...
metaverse
When digital twins synchronize the physical and the virtual. Since the technology to purchase goods over the internet was first introduced, there has been a divide between the real...
sparkling ai
What do internal functions as diverse as risk assessment, capital-expenditure planning, and workforce planning have in common? Each is fundamentally about understanding demand—making demand forecasting an essential analytical process....
blockchain earth
The benefits of blockchain technology range from saving time and money to making documents more secure, further enhanced by encryption and sharing data across the network. Blockchain technology represents...

Digital Foodservice

79%
blockchain hospitality
From the supplier shipping their products to the restaurant receiving produce to the customer ordering a meal, blockchain revolutionizes how transparency, quality and loyalty in the industry are delivered....
hotel search
The digital transformation, driven by data and next-gen technologies, is changing hospitality in unprecedented pace and hoteliers are caught largely unprepared. According McKinsey, the pandemic accelerated digital transformation by...
ai hospitaly industry
From travel agencies to establishments, machine learning is driving a profound reorganization of the industry by introducing more complexity into the value chain between customer and hotel. Artificial intelligence...
restaurant qr code
Pandemic-era dining ushered in new elements of a night out. Masks, pop-up tents on outdoor sidewalks, extra space between fellow diners and touchless service quickly became the norm for...
cork
In a collaboration with DIAM Bouchage, the Carnot institute CEA List has developed a technology to detect defective corks. This solution uses artificial intelligence to perform an X-ray analysis...
beer tasting
Carslberg has invested several million dollars in a research project based on artificial intelligence (AI). The company is collaborating with Microsoft, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at the University of...
agile development
Even if you aren’t someone that works in a technology role, you’ve probably heard the term “agile” used to describe software development and project management. It’s sometimes characterized as...
brain ai merging
In a study paper, researchers noted that we tend to trust machines and algorithms more than other humans in a decision-making situation. This study, funded by the U.S. Army...

Digital Agribusiness

fermentation
Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing technological force disrupting industries ranging from retail to media. But can big data and complex algorithms transform winemaking, which not only...
blockchain eu
We are publishing a series of three articles dealing with blockchain and the environment. The first article sets the basics: the impact of blockchain (energy consumption, measuring the environmental...
blockchain agribusiness
Whether for a beer brewer or General Mills, the Bockchain helps them achieve their goal of better communicating their CSR priorities to consumers. The security of exchanges, instead of...
data planet
We are publishing a series of three articles dealing with blockchain and the environment. The first article sets the basics: the impact of blockchain (energy consumption, measuring the environmental...
reports
According to the 2018 policy paper by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), blockchain could dramatically transform the food supply chain. As per the policy...
digital trees
The drought in the vineyards has become a recurring topic for several years. Winegrowers have to adapt to difficult climatic conditions, extreme temperatures, and a severe water deficit. These...