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Mobile food ordering
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 17th November, 2017

How technology is shaping the fast food industry

A long time ago, the concept of fast food dining was considered a breakthrough in the restaurant industry. The idea that food that is ready to eat can be ordered and available to enjoy in a short space of time was considered the future. If you fast forward (pun intended) a few decades to the […]

Machine vision
By David Gladwin: Monday 25th September, 2017

Watching what you drink

I’ve recently returned from a week at #drinktec 2017 in Munich where the latest advances in every field of the beverage industry were on show. VR headsets to show you your new production line, AR goggle so the barman can see the exact status off all his beers on tap and consumer apps the allow […]

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By Rosie Wells: Friday 15th September, 2017

It’s a fine line between a gimmick and a useful connected service

There is nothing better than finishing a long day at work and heading to a bar for a nice big glass of wine. The problem is choosing the bar, choosing where to sit and then figuring out what type of drink you actually want to have. Trying something different and having a new experience is […]

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By Rob Marchington: Thursday 14th September, 2017

IoT: Internet on Tap

As Edd covered in his blog post , the internet of things (IoT) is a growing trend across the entirety of the consumer industry, and is certainly making great headway in the beverage sector, as I’ve seen so far here at Drinktec this week. The key for any IoT system is to continue to provide value […]

Recycling for for customer loyalty
By Catherine Joce: Friday 14th July, 2017

New business models for recycling

I recently used this blog to confess guilty feelings stirred up each time I throw away a piece of packaging and explored how upcoming innovations in bio-based materials could provide solutions. My colleague James Westley has also been blogging about waste, describing a sense of fulfilment and responsibility when taking out the recycling. Consumers clearly […]

Caffe Culture Olympia
By Max Middleton: Thursday 25th May, 2017

Technology and Artisanship – strange bedfellows

My colleague Steve Thomas and I attended the “Caffé Culture” show at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on Tuesday 23rd May. The show was aimed at those in the Café and Coffee Shop industries. I was attending to see how the various products, services and technologies on show could change or enhance the customer and employee […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 19th May, 2017

It’s a wrap!

I’ve just returned from a visit to Interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf, which is one of the largest packaging fairs in Europe for the food and beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sector. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the […]

coffee pods
By Edd Brunner: Thursday 4th May, 2017

The challenges of consumable-appliance system design

There has been a lot in the press recently about Juicero – a cold press juice system launched last year by a well-funded Silicon Valley start-up. The system comprises of a consumer focused appliance that uses high force to squeeze juice from a single-serve consumable to produce a fresh, high quality and healthy juice drink. […]

Edd Brunner - beverage developments
By Edd Brunner: Friday 28th April, 2017

Vlog: the challenges facing the beverage industry today

The beverage industry is measuring up to the challenges of delivering reduced sugar drinks, alcohol free beers and functional beverages – all without compromising flavour. Edd Brunner, Head of Global Food and Beverage Systems, discusses the challenges facing the drinks industry. Transcript So today I wanted to discuss some of the trends in the food […]

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By Edd Brunner: Monday 27th February, 2017

The power of the vacuum – insight from the Japan Food Service Equipment Show 2017

Last week I visited the Japan Food Service Equipment Show in Tokyo which is Japan’s largest exhibition for the hospitality, food service and catering industries. Whilst there was a lot of globally familiar appliances and beverage dispensing systems there, much of what was on show had a very Japanese feel to it. And that was namely […]