Technological adoption in the new millennium has been staggered throughout the food and beverage (F&B) industry, with major technological shifts only beginning to take form. The sector is experiencing an unprecedented influx of innovation and investment, both upstream and downstream. Cutting-edge technologies are cropping up from the farm to fork—from robotics and autonomous vehicles to computer vision, predictive models, and other forms of machine intelligence as well as IoT, sensors, and even forms of extended reality.
Robotics, for instance, is being implemented out in the field in the form of mechanical produce pickers on farms and autonomous vehicles delivering food out on the streets. It is also being used in the food industry for flipping burgers and frying chicken in restaurants, and picking and fulfilling e-commerce orders in supermarket warehouses. On the consumer-facing end, robots and autonomous vehicles are making delivering orders in restaurants easy, among other things. IoT, on the other hand, is making it possible to keep goods safer and healthier as they move from party to party, which prevents the spread of foodborne illness and also improves the overall customer experience. In other words, IoT is bringing significant improvements in the F&B supply chain. Besides, technologies like AI and predictive analytics are bringing about changes in food processing and handling operations by completely automating them. Alongside, AI is helping businesses increase their revenue by speeding up the production process, reducing maintenance time and the production downtime, decreasing the chances of failure by automating almost every process, and ultimately, delivering an excellent customer experience by predicting customers’ likes, dislikes, and desires.
Highlighting these new developments in the F&B industry, Food and Beverages Tech Review has compiled a list of leading food tech startups in the UK to help businesses navigate through the best-of-breed F&B solution providers. The enlisted organisations are transforming the manufacturing operations, delivering process, and supply chain at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Food and Beverages Tech Review’s, “Top 10 Food Tech Startups in UK – 2020.”