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Monday Minutes - January 15, 2018

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In this week’s edition of Monday Minutes, we will be sharing with you about blockchain in food tracking, digital trends for manufacturers and food tech trends.

Blockchain Food Tracking Effort In China

China food blockchain

What do Walmart, JD.com, Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies and IBM have in common? They have created and are part of the Blockchain Food Alliance. The group’s goal is to create a new blockchain effort in China focused on food safety and traceability. With such powerful companies leading this effort, be prepared to see a huge change in the food industry.

4 Digital Trends For Manufacturers In 2018

digital trends

  1. B2B manufactures need to be ready to embrace Internet of Things(IoT).
  2. “Cobot” which are smarter, safer and cheaper “collaborative robots” will start to replace traditional and industrial robots.
  3. Blockchain is making its way to the manufacturing industry.
  4. Manufacturers need to be careful as cyber security risks increase.

For a more detailed description, you can read the full story here.

6 Food Tech Trends for 2018

food tech trends

  1. Alternative based products such as plant-based shrimp and pea-based burgers will become mainstream.
  2. Virtual restaurants will start to appear everywhere.
  3. Prepare for a huge change in the meal kit industry.
  4. Food that looks photogenic will dominate the Instagram sphere.
  5. Artificial Intelligence and robots will change how we cook our food.
  6. Be ready for Amazon to exert its influence in the food sphere.

For a more detailed description, you can read the full story here.

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