A robot prepares salad; Copyright: Esselunga

Food service robot in the EsselungaLab: a testing centre for new technologies


The Esselunga retail chain is trialling new technologies in its innovation supermarket in Milan. This includes a robot that prepares salads. We spoke to Alexandre Rochat, Head of the Innovation Department, about the Cobot Alfred.
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Tops launches 100% biodegradable eco-friendly meat packaging


Tops launches eco-friendly meat packaging for chilled meat sections. It utilises natural plant materials that swiftly decompose and reduce plastic pollution.
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Food service equipment market size is set to grow


The global food service equipment market is driven by demands for environmentally friendly technologies and smart, networked devices.
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Research identifies opportunities for aligning on consumer eating occasions


How can grocers attract more shoppers with offering food services and product assortments that meet customers' needs, experiences, tastes, and expectations convenience.
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Various fast foods on a table with deep fryers and a robotic arm in the background; Copyright: Miso Robotics

World's first fully autonomous AI-powered restaurant opening


Cali Group and Miso Robotics announced that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy™, the world's first fully autonomous restaurant.
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SavorEat debuts first plant-based Robot Chef


SavorEat, the food tech company bringing customization and sustainability (using AI and 3D printing technologies) to food service, partners with Sodexo to bring SavorEat’s Robot Chef into the U.S. market.
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AI for baking stations: Freshness is king


The Smart Bakery Box, an AI-driven system, analyzes the sales figures of self-service baking stations and determines the optimal production quantity.
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SPAR Spain partner in Gran Canaria invests in butchery school


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Target partnering with Starbucks, offering free carside coffee delivery


Target customers nationwide will be able to add their favorite Starbucks menu item to a Drive Up order and have it delivered to their car at stores.
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An open vegetable and fruit department with merchandise tables in the louis delhaize OPEN MARKET

New grocery shopping concept at louis delhaize


louis delhaize establishes a new food market concept with the OPEN MARKET: It combines the assortment of a supermarket with the freshness offers and the atmosphere of a market place on a large store area.
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This robot sells chocolates


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Hyde Park Corner Mall in Johannesburg


With a nod to the British Empire, Johannesburg’s Hyde Park neighborhood is named after the prestigious Hyde Park district of London. Its Hyde Park Corner shopping center embraces this prestige and sense of exclusivity, delighting a discerning, affluent audience.
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New Meijer Grocery store concept for a convenient retail experience


Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in Lake Orion and Macomb Township, offering Metro Detroit customers a new way to shop the Michigan retailer known for pioneering the one-stop shopping concept.
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A brown paper package with labels on it and the Fraunhofer logo; copyright: Fraunhofer

Bioactive paper coatings to replace plastic for packaging foods


As part of the “BioActiveMaterials” project, researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed an eco-friendly coating for paper packaging.
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Smart energy management solutions for the retail sector


Retail energy management brings many opportunities for saving costs, finds the EHI Retail Institute study ‘Energy Management in Retail 2020’.
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Self-service food options: A taste of the future?


Supermarkets want to exploit the gastronomic "to go" potential and offer ready meals or salad bars. How can grocers score here in the future?
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Food is love: the new dimension Food Service Equipment


Everything for in-store catering is represented in our new Food Service Equipment dimension.
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Service staff and cooks stand in the hall where the food is prepared; copyright: Messe Düsseldorf

Event-Catering: Behind the scenes of Stockheim


It’s a decisive day for Marion Audonneau, Project Manager at the Stockheim Company, as the EuroShop.mag team followed her every move for our exclusive report.
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A vegetable section in the Fooby supermarket in Lausanne; copyright: Coop Switzerland.

FOOBY – Focusing on culinary crafts


In March 2019 Coop launched a brand-new store format in Lausanne: In the first FOOBY Store everything revolves around culinary crafts, regional origin and sustainability.
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Olaf Hohmann speaks into the camera, trees can be seen in the background

Retail gastronomy: "The stores become meeting places for people"


EHI has launched the Retail Gastronomy Initiative to provide German-speaking retailers with comprehensive information and networking platforms on the topic of retail gastronomy.
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More than just a love of food: EDEKA Zurheide


EDEKA Zurheide Feine Kost has opened a huge supermarket on Berliner Allee in Düsseldorf. A wide range of gastronomic offerings invites customers to stay.
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