Food waste is a major problem across the globe. Grocery retailers incur significant costs from this wastage, particularly in the produce category. Walmart is taking this problem head-on with analytics using ‘Eden’: a machine learning algorithm that screens produce for quality and freshness. This post explores Walmart's attempts to improve their food waste process with Eden.
"We’re always looking for what’s next, but it’s important for us to do it the Sweetgreen way." Farryn Wiener, VP of Marketing, Sweetgreen.
Grubhub – the leading online and mobile food-ordering company, with 8.2million active diners and 50,000 restaurants in its network across 1,100 cities – is redefining the way people order food. Insights from significant amount of data generated is helping the company refine the food-discovery process for its diners, i.e. right food at the right time at the right price. On the other hand, the restaurants are able to optimize their delivery footprints, pricing and online profiles. Let’s see how Grubhub does all of this.
The “Google of food” meets DNA testing: through data collection, analytics, and genomics, Clear Labs is trying to create more visibility into our food’s makeup.
Traditionally, food consumption meant a long process for the consumer: deciding the menu (recipes), compiling lists of ingredients, buying the ingredients (supermarket), preparing the ingredients (kitchen table), storing the leftovers (fridge), cooking ingredients (stove), and eating. And the food supply […]
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DoorDash is attempting to disrupt the food delivery market with a service that enables users to order in from almost any restaurant in their area. The key to their success is network effects, but one question remains: can they do it better than others?
An online grocer’s asset heavy and local focused business model come at odds with the rapid scalability often associated with the digital era.