Each year, TIME Magazine releases a list of its Best 100 Inventions, and this year, several food companies made the list. In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about three food companies that TIME deemed innovations in their sectors. The list includes a new pasta shape called Cascatelli, a packet that absorbs moisture and keeps delivered foods from getting soggy called SAVRPak and a plant-based fish startup called Kuleana. The team wonders how a low-tech invention like a new pasta shape made the list and shares their thoughts on the future of food innovation.
Also, in this episode, Mira talks about Starbucks’ new concept store in New York City that makes use of Amazon Go’s ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. Besides the easy check-out experience and reduced wait times, the coffee shop will offer modernized lounge seating, including individual workspaces, expanded tables, power outlets and USB ports. The team asks how the new concept store differs from other Starbucks locations with mobile ordering and wonders how Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology works.
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