Overview: Food Service Equipment

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A catering kitchen with several chefs preparing food, with virtual machine code as an overlay; Copyright: AI-generated image with DALL-E

Artificial intelligence in the catering and food service industry


AI opens up new opportunities for companies to organise their processes or offer products and services. There are also exciting new AI tools in the retail catering sector.
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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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Two people each holding a meat package; Copyright: Central Retail

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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Chef holding frying pan, cooking food over the stove; Copyright: Image-Source/envato element

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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A person with a shopping cart in a supermarket; Copyright: YuriArcursPeopleimages/envato element

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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A robot hand on which a burger is placed; Copyright: Business Wire

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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A self-service shelf for bakery products with many compartments; Copyright: Shop-IQ

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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Two men working in a butchery; copyright: SPAR Spain

SPAR Spain partner in Gran Canaria invests in butchery school


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big blue containers wih huge insulated tubes going into them; copyright: Goterra

Maggot robots helping Woolworths work towards zero food waste


An innovative new food waste management system is set to launch at Woolworths to transform how the city deals with the thousands of tonnes of food waste generated each week.
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