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Added 15 July, 2018

While American cities are starting to ban plastic straws for ecological reasons, companies like McDonald's and Starbucks are proactively making changes to paper straws and other technologies. Starbucks has promised to end its use of plastic straws by 2020. The franchise will replace the straws with a new type of lid described as a “sippy cup”...

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Added 8 July, 2018

America's largest grocer, Kroger Co has partnered with the tech company Nuro to create a self-driving delivery service that promises a fully autonomous delivery experience. Together, America's largest supermarket retailer and the maker of the world's first fully unmanned road vehicle, are working to make the convenience of grocery delivery...

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Added 7 July, 2018

Air New Zealand says they're giving business class customers a taste of the future, by being the first airline in the world to serve the award-winning, plant-based Impossible Burger. The new inflight collaboration with Silicon Valley food tech start-up Impossible Foods is now available as part of its business premier menu on flights from Los...

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Added 24 June, 2018

Millennials are dramatically disrupting the way food is produced, packaged, marketed and served. As a highly vocal group, Millennials have given food producers little option but to listen to their demands, resulting in changes to not only food choices, but farming techniques and restaurant services as well. These changes have reverberated...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Many diners take photos of their food, and many restaurants are adjusting their plating and lighting to bring out the best. But Boston’s newest steakhouse is going further, commissioning a $10,000 “Instagram Table” to aid diners in photographing their 18-ounce bone-in ribeyes. The table has customizable features controlled by guests via mobile...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has a vision for New Zealand to become the first food producer to be emissions neutral. If successful, it would create a hugely powerful brand in the international market for New Zealand's primary produce as the Government looks to transition the country to a low carbon economy. "The branding around that I...

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Added 19 June, 2018

Presenting a lackluster chicken breast or lukewarm chunk of salmon to attendees during an event is now a liability that event planners are looking to avoid. Food and beverage service has become integral to not just the event experience, but marketing success in the age of Instagram and Twitter. As event professionals focus more attention on...

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Added 18 June, 2018

Tracking down contaminated food has historically been a messy affair, sometimes taking retailers and food companies weeks to learn exactly what products they need to pull from store shelves. “Imagine if we could pinpoint with certainty within minutes, not days,” mused Frank Yiannas, one of Walmart’s top food safety executives, in a recent video...

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Added 15 June, 2018

Today, almost anything can be delivered door to door. Recent innovative delivery solutions have included autonomous delivery robots and diesel fuel delivered directly to your car. However, delivery usually requires a static location or address, so the company making the drop-off knows exactly where to go. Now, a last-mile delivery company in...

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Added 12 June, 2018

At Muten Kura Sushi, in Japan, diners can be fooled into thinking that everything is pretty standard. After all, conveyer belt sushi has been around since the fifties. If you were to look behind the scenes, however, you’d see something truly remarkable. At this restaurant, there are no trained sushi chefs – and no dish washers either. Instead,...