Technology

Innovation Trends, Technology

HOW FOOD DESIGN IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY WE SEE FOOD

11/03/2024

Food design is an interdisciplinary field that combines elements of culinary arts, visual aesthetics and innovation to create unique and engaging culinary experiences. From the presentation of dishes to the development of new food products, food design encompasses a wide range of practices that aim to enhance not only the taste but also the visual appeal and overall experience of food. One of the most visible aspects of food design is the presentation of dishes in restaurants and culinary establishments. Chefs and food designers carefully consider factors such as color, texture and arrangement to create visually stunning plates that not…

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HOW AI IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

27/12/2023

Artificial Intelligence has been under scrutiny for some time now. Those who criticize it, underline the ethical and legal implications of this technology, whose complexity is still to be fully understood. On a positive note, many are the advantages of its implementation, even in sectors that are traditionally steeped in human creativity such as the restaurant industry. From the organization and management of the kitchen to customer service, AI is reshaping the dining experience in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago. Here are five of the main changes, based on the use of AI, that are positively…

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HOW AI IS RESHAPING THE FOOD INDUSTRY: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES

13/12/2023

In the fast-paced realm of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) continues to make significant strides across various sectors and the food industry is no exception. Recent applications of AI in the food industry are transforming the way we produce, distribute and consume food thus proving to be a game-changer in shaping the future of food. Here are some of the most important implementations for the near future. Precision Agriculture: One of the foremost applications of AI in the food industry is found in precision agriculture. AI-powered systems leverage data from sensors, satellites and drones to monitor crop health, predict yields and…

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REVOLUTIONIZING FOOD LOGISTICS: 5 GOOD REASONS WHY WE CHOSE F2F TECHNOLOGY 

31/10/2023

The only way to face the growing demand by consumers all over the world of fresh and healthy food is by implementing a complex technology. Frozen to Fresh (F2F) technology is the real innovation that represents a remarkable advancement in the field of food logistics, offering a host of advantages that not only benefit businesses but also cater to the growing demand for quality, freshness and sustainability. Traditionally, frozen food has been associated with convenience and long shelf life, but often at the expense of taste and texture. F2F technology aims to bridge this gap by offering a solution that…

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PHYGITAL MARKETING: NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESTAURANTS

17/03/2023

Online and offline are not two sides of the same coin anymore. Since we are all online, all the time, it should not come as a surprise the recent approach that combines physical presence with digital engagement called “phygital” marketing. If on the one hand restaurants need to keep satisfying their customers’ needs, on the other hand customers expect the same level of personalization and accessibility in person as they do online. In this scenario, applying the phygital marketing approach to the industry seems the most sensible choice.  As the phygital approach is all about improving engagement, this can start…

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TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP FOOD CRISIS

14/10/2022

The World Food Programme estimates that 45 million people are currently on the brink of famine. Last year, the UN estimated that about 800 million people were already living with hunger. Ending hunger is classified as the second of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve by 2030, yet statistics are so alarming that call for quicker actions. Food insecurity has doubled in the past two years, food prices are spiraling and - although food supplies have been first disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic then by the Ukrainian conflict - global hunger is an ongoing, long-standing problem that needs…

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NEW WEBSITE FOR THE JAPANESE MARKET

07/10/2022

English is the most widely spoken language in various contexts in the world and it has been the global language of trade for a long time. This still holds true especially for meetings, negotiations and contracts yet, when it comes to online sales, the scenario is rather different these days. As most of the action in today’s export industry takes place online, offering a multilingual experience becomes central to any efficient marketing strategy. Several studies have demonstrated that, on average, 75% of people want to purchase products in their native language and 92.2% want to make purchases in their local…

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SHELF-LIFE AFTER THAWING: NEW TECHNIQUES AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

05/08/2022

The pandemic and the supply chain disruptions that followed have highlighted how important it is for many consumer goods - particularly perishable foods - to be delivered intact and on time. At the same time, the attention paid by customers to food waste and food safety has risen to unprecedented levels. Innovative technologies are now helping the sector to extend the shelf-life of food products while improving food quality and safety. Among them, high pressure processing (HPP) is still the most popular. HPP is a unique food preservation method that utilizes cold water and extreme pressure to inactivate foodborne pathogens…

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OUR NEW E-COMMERCE: FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES

01/07/2022

Last month we launched e-alifood.com, a new digital touchpoint for food professionals and international buyers alike. Considering the quick acceleration of the digitalization process - boosted by the Covid-19 pandemic - and new emerging market trends, we transformed our offline customer-centered approach into an online shopper experience that is truly unique. We still offer the best selection of top-quality Italian food products to international buyers all over the world; yet this online solution has allowed us to add a new tool to the ecosystem of services we already provide, in order to make our worldwide clients more autonomous about what…

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW E-COMMERCE

02/05/2022

When we started Alifood we had the ambitious dream of matching the quality of our services to that of the Italian food products we export. Twenty-five years later, we can proudly say that we made it. Thanks to an approach which is following the new tendencies after these years of pandemic era, we have now added a new digital touchpoint. A new e-commerce which is based on new exigences of professional and international buyers offering to them an efficient, speed and easy-to-use buying experience. E-alifood.com must be considered and utilized as a new online tool, always accessible from everywhere in…

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THE TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY: A REFLECTION

14/02/2022

When innovative technologies are mentioned, chances are that the food and beverage industry does not come to mind. Yet our sector is one of the most affected by the ongoing digital transformation which is rapidly reshaping the way that many businesses are run. As a matter of fact, new technologies and the rise of Industry 4.0 are creating a vast range of brand-new opportunities for everybody, food and beverage companies included. These technologies - such as, for example, advanced data analytics, clouds, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart sensors – are proving to have the potential to lead a sustainable…

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HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

20/09/2021 HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

The digital era we live in entails an ongoing digital revolution that changes technology rapidly. The interesting part of these fast changes is the versatility shown by technological innovations that seem to develop new potential when applied to different sectors. Take blockchain, for example. Initially created to regulate the transactions made in cryptocurrency, it now stands as the most revolutionary way to innovate the food sector and its supply chain. We all know by now that a blockchain is a digital distributed ledger, maintained by a network of multiple computers that store data in the form of blocks which are…

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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