FoodTech Goes Outer Space: PLUS: is Nestle entering the cell-based infant milk space?

FoodTech Goes Outer Space: PLUS: is Nestle entering the cell-based infant milk space?

By
Nicola Spalding
May 28, 2021

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The Digest

💡 Tip of the day: Nothing gets investors moving (and replying to emails) quite as quick as FOMO. Bear that in mind at your next pitch or when raising a round.

🚀 The European Space Agency is hiring experts in cell-based meat for human space travel, as it intends to rely on cultivated meat to feed its crew on future explorations.

❄️ Though apparently keeping food fresh is tricky in space, so researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, are working on a zero-gravity space fridge.

🌿 In a world's first, Sophie’s BioNutrients commercialised its algae-based meat. Its product are now available both online and in grocery stores in Taiwan.

📈 Organic food sales in the US hit a record high in 2020, increasing by 12.8% year-on-year to $564.B, reflecting strong, pandemic-driven demand.

🍴 Green Monday partnered with Michelin star chefs to create this drool worthy plant-based fine dining featuring OmniFoods products.

👋 Feeling lonely? Come virtually network with like-minded entrepreneurs at one of our upcoming FoodHack meetups. We have 6 planned in the next month!

🥤 Plus: This ad about plastic reduction really got our attention.

Funding

bowery-farming-bloomberg@2x
Source: Bowery

🥬 NYC-based vertical farming firm Bowery raised $300M series C funding. It currently operates two vertical farming facilities, and plans to break ground on additional locations this year.

🧪 The Yield Lab Europe has secured a total of €50M after the second close of its sustainable agrifoodtech fund, and is hoping for more through its final close in the autumn.

🍟 Plant Power Restaurant Group LLC secured $7.5M series A funding to continue its US expansion and help achieve its goal of establishing itself as the ‘Vegan McDonald’s’.

🍻 SevenFifty closed $23M series B funding for its platform that connects buyers, distributors and retailers across the alcohol beverage supply chain in an integrated sales and marketing toolkit.

💸 Find all 11 funding rounds of the week here

Startups

betterbagel
Source: Better Brand

🥯 Better Brand is preparing its first launch: the low-carb Better Bagel, which looks like a regular bagel, but has five net carbohydrates and 27g of dietary fibre. It's made through the firm’s proprietary “grain-changing technology”, which reduces total carbohydrates without impacting taste and texture.

🛒 Israeli tech startup WalkOut provides retailers with kits to retrofit their shopping carts with cameras and computer vision, transforming them into mobile cashierless checkout stations and a personalised advertising and recommendation platform.

🥛 Indian plant-based startup Bevry has launched what it claims is the country’s first oat milk brand, inspired by Swedish giant Oatly and specifically designed to cater to the tastes of Indian customers.

🦍 Germany-based delivery-only grocery store Gorillas is launching in the US. The speedy service will provide on-demand delivery of groceries in under ten minutes in dense residential areas, starting in New York City.

🇸🇬 Israeli food tech ChickP, creator of the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has opened an office in Singapore to take advantage of the “booming” Asia-Pacific market.

💨 Instacart announced its expansion with 7-Eleven in the US, and will be linked to nearly 4,000 stores across 33 states. Customers now have access to 7-Eleven’s convenience offer via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes.

Alt-Protein

Europe-drops-amendment-171-allowing-for-creamy-and-buttery-plant-based-dairy_wrbm_large

🥛 The EU Parliament rejected the dairy giant-backed Amendment 171, thanks largely to a petition signed by over 450k people. As a quick refresher, Amendment 171 could have forbidden phrases such as ‘lactose-free alternative to milk,’ and ‘does not contain milk’ and banned plant-based dairy products from using packaging similar to those used by dairy products (such as yoghurt pots or milk cartons).

🥣 Major British dairy ingredient supplier, Meadow Foods, has launched what it claims is the UK’s first dairy-free Greek-style yoghurt, made in its brand new plant-based manufacturing facility, under its retail brand The Collective.

🍔 The world’s first plant-based Burger King restaurant is opening in Cologne, Germany. Burger King is collaborating with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher to offer its exclusive range of plant-based meats, with the slogan “100% taste, 0% meat”.

🤝 Unilever, whose CEO Alan Jope called vegan food an “inexorable trend”, is partnering with mycoprotein ingredient company ENOUGH to bring new plant-based meat alternatives to market.

🇬🇧 British supermarket Tesco has partnered with Beyond Meat through its plant-based Wicked Kitchen brand to create a new line of ready meals, marking the first time that Beyond Meat has collaborated with another food manufacturer in the UK.

🦀 Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch has unveiled a new line of breaded products, including frozen fish sticks, fish fillets and crab cakes, made from its proprietary six-legume blend.

🌲 Agricultural biotech Arbiom is using fermentation technology to convert timber into protein. It upcycles wood residue or lignocellulosic biomass from the forestry industry into its proprietary alternative protein, SylPro, and is hoping to commercialise its tech with food and feed industry partners.

Big Food

Cocoabean-final
Source: Lindt & Sprüngli

🔎 Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that 100% of its cocoa beans are traceable and verified, marking a major milestone in its sustainability efforts, having invested $20M into its Farming Program through 2020.

🍻 Booze giant Diageo has founded Pronghorn, a ten-year initiative that focuses on expanding diversity, equity and inclusion across the alcohol industry, with the aim of driving long-lasting change.

🍫 Major Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut’s Dutch brand Van Houten has launched what it claims is the first-ever ruby chocolate drinking powder.

🍼 Nestlé posted an ad on LinkedIn for a specialist in mammary gland development and lactation biology; could it be gearing up to enter the cell-based infant milk space? Along with French giant Danone, it currently dominates the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula market.

Trends: Last Mile

FoodHack-Trend-Illustrations-2021-99

The so-called ‘last mile’ of delivery is the final step of the transportation and delivery of goods to the end customer. It’s the stage at which the groceries finally land on the customer’s doorstep, often rife with issues, making it ripe for disruption.

🔎 Discover in the full FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Fabric, Gophr)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the innovation in the space
- List of 30+ startups in the space

Find out here how many entrepreneurs have been taking on the challenge, launching a host of delivery platforms that offer new ways to tackle this age-old problem. p.s. use code 'lastmile' for 15% off an annual membership here.

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The Digest

💡 Tip of the day: Nothing gets investors moving (and replying to emails) quite as quick as FOMO. Bear that in mind at your next pitch or when raising a round.

🚀 The European Space Agency is hiring experts in cell-based meat for human space travel, as it intends to rely on cultivated meat to feed its crew on future explorations.

❄️ Though apparently keeping food fresh is tricky in space, so researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, are working on a zero-gravity space fridge.

🌿 In a world's first, Sophie’s BioNutrients commercialised its algae-based meat. Its product are now available both online and in grocery stores in Taiwan.

📈 Organic food sales in the US hit a record high in 2020, increasing by 12.8% year-on-year to $564.B, reflecting strong, pandemic-driven demand.

🍴 Green Monday partnered with Michelin star chefs to create this drool worthy plant-based fine dining featuring OmniFoods products.

👋 Feeling lonely? Come virtually network with like-minded entrepreneurs at one of our upcoming FoodHack meetups. We have 6 planned in the next month!

🥤 Plus: This ad about plastic reduction really got our attention.

Funding

bowery-farming-bloomberg@2x
Source: Bowery

🥬 NYC-based vertical farming firm Bowery raised $300M series C funding. It currently operates two vertical farming facilities, and plans to break ground on additional locations this year.

🧪 The Yield Lab Europe has secured a total of €50M after the second close of its sustainable agrifoodtech fund, and is hoping for more through its final close in the autumn.

🍟 Plant Power Restaurant Group LLC secured $7.5M series A funding to continue its US expansion and help achieve its goal of establishing itself as the ‘Vegan McDonald’s’.

🍻 SevenFifty closed $23M series B funding for its platform that connects buyers, distributors and retailers across the alcohol beverage supply chain in an integrated sales and marketing toolkit.

💸 Find all 11 funding rounds of the week here

Startups

betterbagel
Source: Better Brand

🥯 Better Brand is preparing its first launch: the low-carb Better Bagel, which looks like a regular bagel, but has five net carbohydrates and 27g of dietary fibre. It's made through the firm’s proprietary “grain-changing technology”, which reduces total carbohydrates without impacting taste and texture.

🛒 Israeli tech startup WalkOut provides retailers with kits to retrofit their shopping carts with cameras and computer vision, transforming them into mobile cashierless checkout stations and a personalised advertising and recommendation platform.

🥛 Indian plant-based startup Bevry has launched what it claims is the country’s first oat milk brand, inspired by Swedish giant Oatly and specifically designed to cater to the tastes of Indian customers.

🦍 Germany-based delivery-only grocery store Gorillas is launching in the US. The speedy service will provide on-demand delivery of groceries in under ten minutes in dense residential areas, starting in New York City.

🇸🇬 Israeli food tech ChickP, creator of the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has opened an office in Singapore to take advantage of the “booming” Asia-Pacific market.

💨 Instacart announced its expansion with 7-Eleven in the US, and will be linked to nearly 4,000 stores across 33 states. Customers now have access to 7-Eleven’s convenience offer via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes.

Alt-Protein

Europe-drops-amendment-171-allowing-for-creamy-and-buttery-plant-based-dairy_wrbm_large

🥛 The EU Parliament rejected the dairy giant-backed Amendment 171, thanks largely to a petition signed by over 450k people. As a quick refresher, Amendment 171 could have forbidden phrases such as ‘lactose-free alternative to milk,’ and ‘does not contain milk’ and banned plant-based dairy products from using packaging similar to those used by dairy products (such as yoghurt pots or milk cartons).

🥣 Major British dairy ingredient supplier, Meadow Foods, has launched what it claims is the UK’s first dairy-free Greek-style yoghurt, made in its brand new plant-based manufacturing facility, under its retail brand The Collective.

🍔 The world’s first plant-based Burger King restaurant is opening in Cologne, Germany. Burger King is collaborating with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher to offer its exclusive range of plant-based meats, with the slogan “100% taste, 0% meat”.

🤝 Unilever, whose CEO Alan Jope called vegan food an “inexorable trend”, is partnering with mycoprotein ingredient company ENOUGH to bring new plant-based meat alternatives to market.

🇬🇧 British supermarket Tesco has partnered with Beyond Meat through its plant-based Wicked Kitchen brand to create a new line of ready meals, marking the first time that Beyond Meat has collaborated with another food manufacturer in the UK.

🦀 Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch has unveiled a new line of breaded products, including frozen fish sticks, fish fillets and crab cakes, made from its proprietary six-legume blend.

🌲 Agricultural biotech Arbiom is using fermentation technology to convert timber into protein. It upcycles wood residue or lignocellulosic biomass from the forestry industry into its proprietary alternative protein, SylPro, and is hoping to commercialise its tech with food and feed industry partners.

Big Food

Cocoabean-final
Source: Lindt & Sprüngli

🔎 Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that 100% of its cocoa beans are traceable and verified, marking a major milestone in its sustainability efforts, having invested $20M into its Farming Program through 2020.

🍻 Booze giant Diageo has founded Pronghorn, a ten-year initiative that focuses on expanding diversity, equity and inclusion across the alcohol industry, with the aim of driving long-lasting change.

🍫 Major Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut’s Dutch brand Van Houten has launched what it claims is the first-ever ruby chocolate drinking powder.

🍼 Nestlé posted an ad on LinkedIn for a specialist in mammary gland development and lactation biology; could it be gearing up to enter the cell-based infant milk space? Along with French giant Danone, it currently dominates the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula market.

Trends: Last Mile

FoodHack-Trend-Illustrations-2021-99

The so-called ‘last mile’ of delivery is the final step of the transportation and delivery of goods to the end customer. It’s the stage at which the groceries finally land on the customer’s doorstep, often rife with issues, making it ripe for disruption.

🔎 Discover in the full FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Fabric, Gophr)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the innovation in the space
- List of 30+ startups in the space

Find out here how many entrepreneurs have been taking on the challenge, launching a host of delivery platforms that offer new ways to tackle this age-old problem. p.s. use code 'lastmile' for 15% off an annual membership here.

How did you like today's email?

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Curated by Nicola & Arman

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

The Digest

💡 Tip of the day: Nothing gets investors moving (and replying to emails) quite as quick as FOMO. Bear that in mind at your next pitch or when raising a round.

🚀 The European Space Agency is hiring experts in cell-based meat for human space travel, as it intends to rely on cultivated meat to feed its crew on future explorations.

❄️ Though apparently keeping food fresh is tricky in space, so researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, are working on a zero-gravity space fridge.

🌿 In a world's first, Sophie’s BioNutrients commercialised its algae-based meat. Its product are now available both online and in grocery stores in Taiwan.

📈 Organic food sales in the US hit a record high in 2020, increasing by 12.8% year-on-year to $564.B, reflecting strong, pandemic-driven demand.

🍴 Green Monday partnered with Michelin star chefs to create this drool worthy plant-based fine dining featuring OmniFoods products.

👋 Feeling lonely? Come virtually network with like-minded entrepreneurs at one of our upcoming FoodHack meetups. We have 6 planned in the next month!

🥤 Plus: This ad about plastic reduction really got our attention.

Funding

bowery-farming-bloomberg@2x
Source: Bowery

🥬 NYC-based vertical farming firm Bowery raised $300M series C funding. It currently operates two vertical farming facilities, and plans to break ground on additional locations this year.

🧪 The Yield Lab Europe has secured a total of €50M after the second close of its sustainable agrifoodtech fund, and is hoping for more through its final close in the autumn.

🍟 Plant Power Restaurant Group LLC secured $7.5M series A funding to continue its US expansion and help achieve its goal of establishing itself as the ‘Vegan McDonald’s’.

🍻 SevenFifty closed $23M series B funding for its platform that connects buyers, distributors and retailers across the alcohol beverage supply chain in an integrated sales and marketing toolkit.

💸 Find all 11 funding rounds of the week here

Startups

betterbagel
Source: Better Brand

🥯 Better Brand is preparing its first launch: the low-carb Better Bagel, which looks like a regular bagel, but has five net carbohydrates and 27g of dietary fibre. It's made through the firm’s proprietary “grain-changing technology”, which reduces total carbohydrates without impacting taste and texture.

🛒 Israeli tech startup WalkOut provides retailers with kits to retrofit their shopping carts with cameras and computer vision, transforming them into mobile cashierless checkout stations and a personalised advertising and recommendation platform.

🥛 Indian plant-based startup Bevry has launched what it claims is the country’s first oat milk brand, inspired by Swedish giant Oatly and specifically designed to cater to the tastes of Indian customers.

🦍 Germany-based delivery-only grocery store Gorillas is launching in the US. The speedy service will provide on-demand delivery of groceries in under ten minutes in dense residential areas, starting in New York City.

🇸🇬 Israeli food tech ChickP, creator of the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has opened an office in Singapore to take advantage of the “booming” Asia-Pacific market.

💨 Instacart announced its expansion with 7-Eleven in the US, and will be linked to nearly 4,000 stores across 33 states. Customers now have access to 7-Eleven’s convenience offer via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes.

Alt-Protein

Europe-drops-amendment-171-allowing-for-creamy-and-buttery-plant-based-dairy_wrbm_large

🥛 The EU Parliament rejected the dairy giant-backed Amendment 171, thanks largely to a petition signed by over 450k people. As a quick refresher, Amendment 171 could have forbidden phrases such as ‘lactose-free alternative to milk,’ and ‘does not contain milk’ and banned plant-based dairy products from using packaging similar to those used by dairy products (such as yoghurt pots or milk cartons).

🥣 Major British dairy ingredient supplier, Meadow Foods, has launched what it claims is the UK’s first dairy-free Greek-style yoghurt, made in its brand new plant-based manufacturing facility, under its retail brand The Collective.

🍔 The world’s first plant-based Burger King restaurant is opening in Cologne, Germany. Burger King is collaborating with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher to offer its exclusive range of plant-based meats, with the slogan “100% taste, 0% meat”.

🤝 Unilever, whose CEO Alan Jope called vegan food an “inexorable trend”, is partnering with mycoprotein ingredient company ENOUGH to bring new plant-based meat alternatives to market.

🇬🇧 British supermarket Tesco has partnered with Beyond Meat through its plant-based Wicked Kitchen brand to create a new line of ready meals, marking the first time that Beyond Meat has collaborated with another food manufacturer in the UK.

🦀 Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch has unveiled a new line of breaded products, including frozen fish sticks, fish fillets and crab cakes, made from its proprietary six-legume blend.

🌲 Agricultural biotech Arbiom is using fermentation technology to convert timber into protein. It upcycles wood residue or lignocellulosic biomass from the forestry industry into its proprietary alternative protein, SylPro, and is hoping to commercialise its tech with food and feed industry partners.

Big Food

Cocoabean-final
Source: Lindt & Sprüngli

🔎 Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that 100% of its cocoa beans are traceable and verified, marking a major milestone in its sustainability efforts, having invested $20M into its Farming Program through 2020.

🍻 Booze giant Diageo has founded Pronghorn, a ten-year initiative that focuses on expanding diversity, equity and inclusion across the alcohol industry, with the aim of driving long-lasting change.

🍫 Major Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut’s Dutch brand Van Houten has launched what it claims is the first-ever ruby chocolate drinking powder.

🍼 Nestlé posted an ad on LinkedIn for a specialist in mammary gland development and lactation biology; could it be gearing up to enter the cell-based infant milk space? Along with French giant Danone, it currently dominates the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula market.

Trends: Last Mile

FoodHack-Trend-Illustrations-2021-99

The so-called ‘last mile’ of delivery is the final step of the transportation and delivery of goods to the end customer. It’s the stage at which the groceries finally land on the customer’s doorstep, often rife with issues, making it ripe for disruption.

🔎 Discover in the full FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Fabric, Gophr)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the innovation in the space
- List of 30+ startups in the space

Find out here how many entrepreneurs have been taking on the challenge, launching a host of delivery platforms that offer new ways to tackle this age-old problem. p.s. use code 'lastmile' for 15% off an annual membership here.

How did you like today's email?

Love it 😁 Meh 😐 Hate it 🙁

Curated by Nicola & Arman

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.

The Digest

💡 Tip of the day: Nothing gets investors moving (and replying to emails) quite as quick as FOMO. Bear that in mind at your next pitch or when raising a round.

🚀 The European Space Agency is hiring experts in cell-based meat for human space travel, as it intends to rely on cultivated meat to feed its crew on future explorations.

❄️ Though apparently keeping food fresh is tricky in space, so researchers at Purdue University, Indiana, are working on a zero-gravity space fridge.

🌿 In a world's first, Sophie’s BioNutrients commercialised its algae-based meat. Its product are now available both online and in grocery stores in Taiwan.

📈 Organic food sales in the US hit a record high in 2020, increasing by 12.8% year-on-year to $564.B, reflecting strong, pandemic-driven demand.

🍴 Green Monday partnered with Michelin star chefs to create this drool worthy plant-based fine dining featuring OmniFoods products.

👋 Feeling lonely? Come virtually network with like-minded entrepreneurs at one of our upcoming FoodHack meetups. We have 6 planned in the next month!

🥤 Plus: This ad about plastic reduction really got our attention.

Funding

bowery-farming-bloomberg@2x
Source: Bowery

🥬 NYC-based vertical farming firm Bowery raised $300M series C funding. It currently operates two vertical farming facilities, and plans to break ground on additional locations this year.

🧪 The Yield Lab Europe has secured a total of €50M after the second close of its sustainable agrifoodtech fund, and is hoping for more through its final close in the autumn.

🍟 Plant Power Restaurant Group LLC secured $7.5M series A funding to continue its US expansion and help achieve its goal of establishing itself as the ‘Vegan McDonald’s’.

🍻 SevenFifty closed $23M series B funding for its platform that connects buyers, distributors and retailers across the alcohol beverage supply chain in an integrated sales and marketing toolkit.

💸 Find all 11 funding rounds of the week here

Startups

betterbagel
Source: Better Brand

🥯 Better Brand is preparing its first launch: the low-carb Better Bagel, which looks like a regular bagel, but has five net carbohydrates and 27g of dietary fibre. It's made through the firm’s proprietary “grain-changing technology”, which reduces total carbohydrates without impacting taste and texture.

🛒 Israeli tech startup WalkOut provides retailers with kits to retrofit their shopping carts with cameras and computer vision, transforming them into mobile cashierless checkout stations and a personalised advertising and recommendation platform.

🥛 Indian plant-based startup Bevry has launched what it claims is the country’s first oat milk brand, inspired by Swedish giant Oatly and specifically designed to cater to the tastes of Indian customers.

🦍 Germany-based delivery-only grocery store Gorillas is launching in the US. The speedy service will provide on-demand delivery of groceries in under ten minutes in dense residential areas, starting in New York City.

🇸🇬 Israeli food tech ChickP, creator of the world’s first 90% chickpea protein isolate, has opened an office in Singapore to take advantage of the “booming” Asia-Pacific market.

💨 Instacart announced its expansion with 7-Eleven in the US, and will be linked to nearly 4,000 stores across 33 states. Customers now have access to 7-Eleven’s convenience offer via Instacart in as fast as 30 minutes.

Alt-Protein

Europe-drops-amendment-171-allowing-for-creamy-and-buttery-plant-based-dairy_wrbm_large

🥛 The EU Parliament rejected the dairy giant-backed Amendment 171, thanks largely to a petition signed by over 450k people. As a quick refresher, Amendment 171 could have forbidden phrases such as ‘lactose-free alternative to milk,’ and ‘does not contain milk’ and banned plant-based dairy products from using packaging similar to those used by dairy products (such as yoghurt pots or milk cartons).

🥣 Major British dairy ingredient supplier, Meadow Foods, has launched what it claims is the UK’s first dairy-free Greek-style yoghurt, made in its brand new plant-based manufacturing facility, under its retail brand The Collective.

🍔 The world’s first plant-based Burger King restaurant is opening in Cologne, Germany. Burger King is collaborating with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher to offer its exclusive range of plant-based meats, with the slogan “100% taste, 0% meat”.

🤝 Unilever, whose CEO Alan Jope called vegan food an “inexorable trend”, is partnering with mycoprotein ingredient company ENOUGH to bring new plant-based meat alternatives to market.

🇬🇧 British supermarket Tesco has partnered with Beyond Meat through its plant-based Wicked Kitchen brand to create a new line of ready meals, marking the first time that Beyond Meat has collaborated with another food manufacturer in the UK.

🦀 Plant-based seafood brand Good Catch has unveiled a new line of breaded products, including frozen fish sticks, fish fillets and crab cakes, made from its proprietary six-legume blend.

🌲 Agricultural biotech Arbiom is using fermentation technology to convert timber into protein. It upcycles wood residue or lignocellulosic biomass from the forestry industry into its proprietary alternative protein, SylPro, and is hoping to commercialise its tech with food and feed industry partners.

Big Food

Cocoabean-final
Source: Lindt & Sprüngli

🔎 Lindt & Sprüngli has announced that 100% of its cocoa beans are traceable and verified, marking a major milestone in its sustainability efforts, having invested $20M into its Farming Program through 2020.

🍻 Booze giant Diageo has founded Pronghorn, a ten-year initiative that focuses on expanding diversity, equity and inclusion across the alcohol industry, with the aim of driving long-lasting change.

🍫 Major Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut’s Dutch brand Van Houten has launched what it claims is the first-ever ruby chocolate drinking powder.

🍼 Nestlé posted an ad on LinkedIn for a specialist in mammary gland development and lactation biology; could it be gearing up to enter the cell-based infant milk space? Along with French giant Danone, it currently dominates the soon-to-be US$103 billion infant formula market.

Trends: Last Mile

FoodHack-Trend-Illustrations-2021-99

The so-called ‘last mile’ of delivery is the final step of the transportation and delivery of goods to the end customer. It’s the stage at which the groceries finally land on the customer’s doorstep, often rife with issues, making it ripe for disruption.

🔎 Discover in the full FoodHack+ Report:
- 2x case studies (Fabric, Gophr)
- The good, the bad, and the figures behind the innovation in the space
- List of 30+ startups in the space

Find out here how many entrepreneurs have been taking on the challenge, launching a host of delivery platforms that offer new ways to tackle this age-old problem. p.s. use code 'lastmile' for 15% off an annual membership here.

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