Is the food industry really open to innovation?

Nestlé has HENRi, General Mills has G-WIN and Kraft Foods has NineSigma. But despite the food industry’s apparent embrace of open innovation platforms, challenges remain. Read More

Will personalised food apps transform the way consumers shop?

Will digital solutions transform the way consumers shop? If they break the data barrier, this is an opportunity for retailers to create a more personalised shopping experience. This could help those with food allergies or other specific dietary requirements – but what exactly are the hurdles? Read More

Investors back a boom in plant proteins

Plant-based protein is not just a consumer trend – it is also a major new investment theme, attracting billions from venture capital funds and tech investors around the world. Read More

European Food Tech Report 2018 [Download]

European Food Tech Report 2018 [Download] A report on the State of European Food Tech by Five Seasons Ventures in partnership with dealroom.co – featuring the current impact on the food value chain of investments in Food Tech, as well as details on the focus areas for the next generation of Food Tech entrepreneurs. Read More

Top 5 on-pack health and wellness claims that attract shoppers’ attention

Shoppers decide whether to buy a food product after looking at an average of 1.6 on-pack claims, according to research by NAILBITER, meaning it is crucial to have the right wording on products to close the deal. Read More

Mapping the evolving e-retail landscape

The recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market by Amazon has signaled a new phase in online grocery shopping. How will the e-retail landscape evolve? Read More

How e-commerce is shaking up the food industry

E-commerce is smoothing the path to market entry for food and drink start-ups around the world, and established players are feeling under pressure. Read More

Tech money for new ingredients

Investment in agri-food technologies is booming, with a record 580 deals closed in 2016. Where are the new opportunities for tech and food? Read More