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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 […]

grainfather homebrew S
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 […]

Millennials
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 11th September, 2017

Millennials: shaping the food and beverage industry

Millennials, or Generation Y, hold a huge buying power in today’s economy and are expected to spend billions upon billions before the end of this year alone (2017). It’s really important for brands that are trying to reach millennials to understand our (yes, I’m a millennial too) influences and purchasing habits. According to Forbes: Over […]

Thinking outside the box
By Edd Brunner: Friday 1st September, 2017

Will there be an IoT revolution in the food and beverage industry?

I recently had an article published on BeverageDaily.com talking about IoT in the food and beverage industry. In that I suggested that we are not quite yet at the point that the value of the functionality that can be achieved by this enabler (or at least the functionality that has been thought of) is more […]

connected systems
By David Gladwin: Monday 13th February, 2017

There’s no such thing as a connected device

Before you throw your toys out of the pram and shout “rubbish!” let me qualify that – a connected device has little value without a connected system behind it. In this world of hype and buzzwords it is often the highly visible device that is the focus of attention; we are often approached and asked […]

Connected Bar
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Is Amazon Go the future of retail…

This is dream come true for me. I have been thinking of the day where I can just walk into a supermarket, pickup my shopping and just walk out without queuing at the checkouts (but not in a shoplifting way obviously). Finally, Amazon has revealed plans for Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a Just Walk […]

Intelligent fonts
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 14th November, 2016

Wine, beer and data – How smart is your dispensing system?

My colleagues and I were at the BrauBeviale 2016 in Nuremburg last week. We have been serving personalised wines through our Vinfusion technology and demonstrating our reverse cyclone system to produce emulsions at the point of dispense. BrauBeviale is one of the biggest exhibitions for the whole process chain of beverage production, from ingredients to […]

burnt toast
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Make it fresh: personalised sun cream

Each year my summer vacation to Greece shows the same behavioural pattern: I hide my sensitive white skin below an umbrella and cover all over in SPF 50 hoping to avoid the lobster look once again. At the same time my Greek friend lies toasting in the burning hot sun, applying tanning accelerator to her […]

Sun care - safe tanning
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Monday 12th September, 2016

What do predictive maintenance of machine tools and sun care have common?

I was recently having a stimulating discussion with an old colleague who now heads up manufacturing innovation at a big automotive OEM. We talked about his headache on how to monetise predictive maintenance, or rather how to educate his clients about the added value provided by it; I thought: “Tell me about it! The same […]