Latest innovations

We are spotting thousands of innovations from the food and CPG industry each year from around the world. To help businesses stay up-to-date we present the ones to watch. See all our innovation case studies in our innovation tracker.


GS Retail has announced the introduction of gold vending machines at five locations, including some of its GS25 convenience stores.
Sainsbury’s opened the UK’s first walk-in freezer pop-up store containing only fresh food items that have been frozen in innovative ways to reduce food waste.
Israel’s largest supermarket chain Shufersal (SAE) has opened the country’s first autonomous grocery store, where shoppers can walk in, select their items off the shelves, and walk out without having to queue at checkout or scan any goods.
BILLA, one of Austria‘s largest employers, operating around 1,200 stores, is to open a 200-metre square vegan concept store, which the chain claims will be the first of its kind in Austria.
Nuro, a leading autonomous vehicle company, has formed a 10-year partnership with Uber Eats which will see its vehicles become an integral part of how the delivery company delivers food to consumers’ homes and other spaces.
Panera Bread latest innovation to introduce “in-car” ordering means consumers can voice order and pay from the comfort of their vehicle.