Trends

Press Release| Predicting the Future of Food

8 Leading Edge- Food Trend Predictions 2021 and Beyond DENVER, Colorado, Oct 31, 2019- A leader on trends in the food industry, Liz Moskow has teamed up with Spoonshot, an emerging food intelligence platform to identify the leading-edge culinary trends that will impact menus, product development, and consumer behavior into 2022. By leveraging Spoonshot’s massive data pool, Liz Moskow predicts trends before they happen, rather than highlighting them after trend adoption has begun.  Spoonshot analyzes billions…

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And We Have Liftoff!

I’m super excited and proud to announce the public launch of the Spoonshot platform today. It’s a hub for those responsible for front-end innovation at food & beverage companies who need to identify upcoming trends and opportunities. It’s a world of exploration, a source of inspiration, and a center of ideation.   We’ve gone from an idea, which was originally to build an analytics platform for restaurant menu development, to a fully-fledged solution for the CPG…

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Product Launch

Press Release| Spoonshot Launches AI-powered Insights Platform Designed to Inspire Front-End Innovation For The CPG Industry By Providing Foresight On Trends And Opportunities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oct. 1, 2019,/(Newswire.com)/ — Spoonshot, a food AI company that is raising the bar for insight-led innovation, today emerges after 18 months of R&D to help Product Developers with early-stage product development and trends research that is forward-looking and centered around intelligent exploration as a means to identify novel opportunities. The Spoonshot platform leverages machine learning and food science infused algorithms to deliver personalized insights, predict trends, and identify emerging product opportunities for…

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Insights

Not So Vanilla Anymore

Ever heard of vanilla and oregano in a cake? Though it might seem odd to use oregano in a sweet recipe as it really isn’t that common but this combination works very well and is being seen in 11k dishes with vanilla and oregano sharing 59 common flavor compounds. Herbs are traditionally used in savory recipes but are seeing increased usage in sweet dishes as well. Or how about a vanilla tamarind ice-cream? Tamarind contains…

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Getting Future-Focused With Second Order Thinking

Imagine that you are a restaurant owner. To boost flagging sales, you set your team an ambitious target to create three new main course menus in the next six months. Inspired by this stretch goal, your chefs end up creating five new main course menus – a great result! Or is it? Once the menu tasting and celebrations of creating something new die down, you realize things are starting to untangle. You discover that the…

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Why Having an Explorer Mindset Matters in Becoming a Trendsetter

Look around you. How many of the things you see today have come from one of the world’s explorers? From the simplest shirt pocket to the most sophisticated computers, has been the result of an explorer mindset – someone, who has pushed the boundaries to create something new and useful. And if you start to question why, you will begin to see a remarkable difference in the way things come to be – that failure…

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Spoonshot Acquires Guest Experience Tech Startup Brisky

Bangalore-based, Techstars funded company Spoonshot which leverages food science and artificial intelligence to predict consumer taste and food trends has acquired Hyderabad-based restaurant analytics startup Brisky. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. “We have observed that the restaurant industry has always had a great desire to adopt new technologies and make data-driven decisions. However, they are not willing to put the effort of going through charts, deriving correlations and splicing data…

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We’ve Raised A $400K Pre-Seed Investment

dishq, a Bengaluru (India) based AI startup, that leverages food science and machine learning to predict people’s taste, announced today a pre-seed investment of $400K. This round has been funded by several investors including, TechStars’ first food/ag tech-focused accelerator called Farm To Fork, and Arts Alliance. “There is no question in my mind that Kishan, Sai, and team are building something great here. There is a ton of opportunity in this space and this is…

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Why “Natural” Foods Are Not Always Better For You

By Suraksha Rajagopal, Food Scientist According to the dictionary, natural means “existing or derived from natural; not made or caused by humankind”. Using this definition the natural ingredients in this world would be very limited. Most ingredients today are modified in some way by humans before being presented to us in the store. Using this definition even cooking at home wouldn’t be considered a natural process. It can be safe to assume that additives that…

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Named Entity Recognition Using CRF

By Binay Gupta, Algorithm & NLP Engineer Setting the scene: Suppose you run an online shoe store where you get details of shoes from different brands. Based upon your market analysis, you get to know that apart from price, a customer looks at five attributes before ordering shoes: Brand Color Size Purpose i.e. whether they’re running shoes or casual  Material i.e. rubber, leather or cloth But the problem is, these details are not present in…

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