The demand for fresh perishables is driving digital transformation for food retailers As summer harvest reaches its peak, not only are consumers shopping at their local farmers markets for seasonal produce, but they also are looking to find fresh and healthy foods at grocery stores, delis, convenience stores, and even dollar stores.
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Food manufacturers, restaurants, and retailers are turning to the Internet of Things to combat food waste The United States is the leading nation in food wasted. Between 30 and 40 percent of what is grown in the U.S. is thrown away, which amounts to 133 billion pounds of food annually. The economic, social, and environmental […]
Food companies are turning to digital solutions for unsavory safety problems In the age of social media and viral news, reputation is everything. Consumer attitudes toward food safety and food quality can make or break a brand. Take the now textbook case of Chipotle. The fast casual chain suffered an unfortunate E. coli outbreak two […]
Our latest case study details how America’s largest retail grocer raised food safety standards In recent years, the Kroger Company, the nation’s largest grocer, partnered with Mission Data engineers to develop several Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives to boost employee efficiency, including a temperature monitoring platform that has now been rolled out at nearly 3,000 […]
The capabilities of IoT include making cold chains more efficient and compliant In our connected, global economy, the cold chain is an essential distribution infrastructure for temperature-sensitive items such as food, medicine, and chemicals. The cold chain is typically comprised of several critical, uninterrupted parts: the manufacturing of the temperature-sensitive items; storage and distribution centers; […]