Retail and restaurant tech is a category of agrifood tech startups encompassing technologies and services aimed at making retail food businesses more profitable as well as improving shopper experience at the supermarket, in restaurants and other brick & mortar stores.
Japan’s Connected Robotics first made waves in Tokyo’s food tech space with its ballsy launch of OctoChef, a robot that serves hot octopus balls, and now it's adding to its portfolio with an ice cream-making bear, and breakfast in bed robot.
Catch up on the latest funding activity for European foodtech and agtech startups.
Cafe X, a runner-up in the recent AgriFood Innovation Awards, remained tight-lipped about where it plans to open new cafes but is focusing on research & development to stay ahead of the competition.
With food delivery startups becoming more popular than ever, restaurants are turning to technologies like food-focused POS systems to keep pace with the rapidly rising digital tide.
Washington State lawmakers are considering a hardline measure that would force companies to take responsibility for plastic waste or forgo using it at all.
You may have seen The Production Board crop up on a few agrifood tech investments, but there's little publicly-available information about the investment holding company founded by David Friedberg. Until now.
The US restaurant industry alone is responsible for more than 11 million tons of food waste each year, or $25 billion worth of food, and Valentine's Day is one of the industry's biggest nights of the year.
Omnivore offers a universal point-of-sale connectivity platform that allows hundreds of third-party technologies to integrate seamlessly. It calls itself the "industry standard for POS integration."
We’re talking early stage, but there was real quality in the room, writes Johan Jorgensen from Sweden FoodTech.
Founded in June 2016, Wasteless has developed a proprietary dynamic pricing algorithm for products with a limited expiration date, allowing retailers to create and display discount prices across the demand curve.
The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.
Barilla, the family-owned company best known for its signature blue pasta box, announced a new food-focused venture fund and accelerator called Blu1877, plus more in our weekly brief.
Zume is one of just a few startups creating solutions for restaurants to use in-house compared with the rest of the agrifood tech sector, but could the tide by changing as high profile investors come into the space?