Meat, dairy startups on the cutting edge

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CHICAGO — The categories of non-animal-based meat and dairy are experiencing disruption as startups explore emerging ingredients and processes. Many of these products are getting closer to reality. In fact, so much so, that some are receiving high accolades when competing against animal-based products, which unfortunately, does not always have a positive outcome. That’s what… read more

Chipotle Rolls Out RFID Technology to Improve Supply Chain Visibility and Restaurant Inventory Management

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When supply chain operations are outsourced, maintaining visibility becomes crucial. This is a lesson well understood by Chipotle Mexican Grill, which boasts over 3,300 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, with its extensive third-party reliant supply chain. To enhance visibility, Chipotle, which is widely viewed as a leading technology… read more

How Restaurants Can Harness the Power of LoRaWAN Technology for Enhanced Efficiency and Sustainability

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When it comes to restaurant technology, Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) and sensor-enabled devices are transforming operations and paving the way for significant efficiency and sustainability improvements. From monitoring temperature fluctuations, improving sustainability initiatives, and automating tasks, the benefits of using LoRaWAN technology in restaurants are both diverse and impactful. Let’s explore three specific… read more

9 tech tidbits from the National Restaurant Show

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RB’s technology reporter empties his notebook after a busy few days in Chicago, where restaurants showed they’re hungrier than ever for tech. Three days spent on the floor of the National Restaurant Show in Chicago this week turned up quite a few tidbits on the current state of restaurant technology. Here are nine lessons from… read more

AI success requires organized data

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KANSAS CITY — Organizing data, more so than having enough data, could cause problems for food and beverage companies embarking on artificial intelligence (AI) projects, said Vinay Indraganti, founder and chief executive officer of BCD iLabs, Hoffman Estates, Ill. Customers tell BCD iLabs they have lots of data from experiments, Indraganti said in a Food… read more

CRB Horizons report explores future of digital manufacturing

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KANSAS CITY — Food and beverage manufacturers are embracing the future through the adoption of automation, digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0. However, this journey into the digital age is not the same for every company. For some manufacturers, it provides a potential solution to labor challenges, for others digitalization offers efficiencies to help streamline operations…. read more

IoTs in Food Manufacturing

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Learn how the Internet of Things is transforming the entire food supply chain. #1: Streamlined Logistics & Operational Efficiency Every food manufacturer strives to streamline logistics processes and maximise operational efficiency if they wish to remain competitive. With the help of IoT technologies, manufacturers are empowered to reduce costs, save time and ultimately become more… read more

30 Internet of Things Examples You Should Know

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Check out these IoT examples across various industries. From smart cities and cars to smart stethoscopes and dog collars, Internet of Things (IoT) examples are becoming more commonplace every day. Former Google and Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt made this bold IoT prediction during a panel at the World Economic Forum back in 2015: “[T]he… read more

Safety, Service and Sustainability: How Connected Equipment Offers Retailers a Competitive Advantage

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In a pharmacy in Seattle, when the temperature in its drug storage refrigerator falls below protocols, an automated alert warns the store manager before temperature-critical medicines spoil. In a clothing store in Phoenix, the AC automatically adjusts to keep customers comfortable and lingering longer, happily trying on sweaters in the store’s new fall collection despite… read more

Technology Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry (CIOs, Take Note)

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In the food and beverage sector, technological advancements are helping organizations enhance operational efficiency and reshape consumer interactions. As a CIO, it’s essential to understand the latest technology trends in the food and beverage industry. This post explores how modern software systems are solving traditional challenges and what businesses must do to stay competitive. F&B… read more