The year 2020 was pivotal for the food and beverages sector as the pandemic forced them to reconsider their operations and supply chain strategy. The result was a massive drift in technological adoption to tackle the challenges of shifting consumer demands, supply chain disruptions, and market uncertainties. The tech integration is helping the food and beverages companies to prioritize agility, promote resilience and galvanize their business processes.
On that front, blockchain technology is one such technology that is greatly being leveraged to improve food traceability. During the serial lockdowns, difficulties in food traceability was increasingly becoming a reason for distress among consumers as they were unaware of the whole food pipeline and where the ingredients were being sourced from, given the pandemic scare, and leading to a lot of safety concerns. Known for its transparency attribute, blockchain technology rose to the challenge and helped the food companies in implementing proper tracing of food supply chain from the suppliers to consumers’ end, without any disruption.
Similarly, packaging is another department where companies find themselves struggling with. Manual packaging when done in large volume can be demanding and can fall short in fulfilling consumers’ safety expectations. Using robotic process automation (RPA), companies are efficiently solving the problem—performing touchless raw product handling, primary and secondary packaging, and palletizing more seamlessly. In addition, vision-guided robotics are ideal for completing repetitive tasks such as bottle handling, bin picking, and tray loading which is carried out with speed, flexibility, and quality.
At this juncture, there is a variety of food tech startups available in the market that cater to the different needs of enterprises and organizations. To help them choose the company that best fits their requirement, Food and Beverages Tech Review has compiled a list of the top 10 food tech startups 2021. The enlisted companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Food and Beverages Tech Review’s, “Top 10 Food Tech Startups – 2021.”