Food production has become a hotbed for innovation with household names and food tech startups working together.
Hershey has expanded beyond its iconic chocolate to a broad portfolio of snacks, including low-sugar chocolate from Lily's Sweets, aligning with the wellness trend.
Kraft Heinz has developed a neural network that supports the global manufacture, processing, and marketing of food and beverages.
Wonders: a platform for indie restaurants providing admin support for orders, staffing, payments & marketing; increasing sales & reducing costs.
Aromyx applies sensory science to consumer research. It measures tastes and smells to craft a curated shopping experience via lab analysis and questionnaires.
Creator is a SF startup with a culinary robot that makes gourmet, made-to-order burgers. 350 sensors and 20 computers complete an order in 5 mins.
Evoware rethinks plastic with biodegradable, seaweed-based packaging. Sachets and cups double as a nutritional snack. Other materials also used.
King’s Hawaiian uses augmented reality in-store displays with a QR-code scavenger hunt featuring Guy Fieri, for a chance to win a Hawaii trip.
Klim is an agtech company using a smartphone app to encourage regenerative farming. Farmers can track progress on Klim's platform and earn payouts
MicroHarvest is a Hamburg-based biotech startup producing protein alternatives from bacteria in one day, with over 60% protein content.
Mouth is a Brooklyn-based online marketplace that curates specialty food from indie distributors. It offers unique edible treats, subscriptions and gift boxes.