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5 Ways To Make This Apple Harvest Season Stellar

By Saurabh Job on Jul 14, 2021 10:14:22 PM

Apples are big sellers in the US. With over 100 cultivars, from Honeycrisp to Golden Delicious, there is no dearth of variety in terms of size, shape, taste, or color. But irrespective of which apple variety is grown, packed, or traded, supplying consistent quality is imperative. With that in mind, here’s how to make the most of this apple harvest season.

Topics: AI quality processes apple
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Tracing the roots to better carrot quality for grower and traders

By Intellolabs on Jul 7, 2021 3:59:46 PM

Carrots are the 6th most consumed fresh vegetable in the U.S., with 85% grown in California. They come in a rainbow of sizes, shape, and color, from white to deep purple. But typically a  carrot is  considered qood quality when it is well-shaped, firm, and orange or orange-red in color. It should also be free of splits, mildew, soft rot, growth cracks, and decay.

Topics: technology digitizing quality AI carrots quality processes
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Digitizing grape quality to help traders achieve sustained growth

By Intellolabs on Jun 24, 2021 5:11:27 PM

You won’t hear this on the grapevine, but grapes are not just for snacking between meals. They are used as ingredients in recipes and when they’re sweet, like Moon Drop grapes, as desserts.

Topics: Food grape quality grapes
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Staying Out Of The Lukewarm Zone Of Indecision In Banana Quality

By Tanmay Bhargava on Jun 24, 2021 4:21:51 PM

Bananas are one of the most traded fruits across the globe. To paint a clearer picture, in 2017, 20% of the global production was traded. That’s equal to 22.7 million tons of bananas. 

Topics: bananas banana quality
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A New Incarnation Of Fresh Produce Quality Processes

By Saurabh Job on Jun 24, 2021 4:12:50 PM

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change...”

Topics: Food technology fresh produce digitizing quality
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AI: A No-Brainer For Food Safety

By Saurabh Job on Jun 7, 2021 1:06:54 PM

Topics: English Food
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Time To Stop Disguising Poor Produce Quality Practices

By Intellolabs on May 27, 2021 11:44:16 AM

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what does it take to get people to buy that apple? Top-notch quality. 

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Why Excel Is Bad To Monitor Fresh Produce Quality?

By Devendra Chandani on Apr 27, 2021 9:16:30 PM

Data is invaluable. For every business. Yet, fresh produce companies use outdated tools to store, communicate, and visualize that data. 

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The Pursuit of High Quality In Strawberries

By Tanmay Bhargava on Mar 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM

They say assessing quality, especially in soft fruits like strawberries, isn’t simple. We prove the opposite with the help of an app. And guess what; it’s easy to use!

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Communication Is Visual In Fresh Produce Quality. Why Aren’t You?

By Devendra Chandani on Mar 18, 2021 7:31:36 PM

“The fruits are decayed? They were good when we shipped out.”

Topics: English
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Tackling the Problems in Fresh Produce that Surface from Labour Scarcity

By Tanmay Bhargava on Feb 22, 2021 8:00:11 PM

It’s a speck on the edge of our consciousness. We know that there is a dire need for solutions that unravel the web of issues that accompany labour shortage. Yet, we are hesitant to adopt them, even when the solution is nothing out of the ordinary – just an app or machine that digitizes quality processes.

Topics: English Food
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The Benefits You Reap by Digitising Fresh Produce Quality Control

By Brett Jackson on Dec 21, 2020 12:52:58 PM

Australia is rich in fresh produce but short on labour . This labour scarcity has been escalated due to the pandemic, resulting in less fruit and vegetables harvested.

Topics: English Food
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Rich in Fresh Produce, Scant on Labour

By Brett Jackson on Dec 16, 2020 5:00:04 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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You’re Losing A Lot By Not Digitizing Fresh Produce Quality

By Intellolabs on Dec 9, 2020 4:47:17 PM

The approach to quality control hasn’t changed. The entire fresh produce supply chain performs it in the same way as it did several decades back.

Topics: English Food
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How does AI / Automation Reduce Post- Harvest Losses?

By Intellolabs on Nov 26, 2020 4:39:47 PM

Automated sorting machines reduce post-harvest loss during grading – an issue that has plagued the fresh produce sector for decades.

Topics: English Food
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Cutting down Food loss and Food Waste – 3 Retail Stories.

By Intellolabs on Oct 10, 2020 4:27:27 PM

Over a third of all food produced in the world goes to waste. The food loss doesn’t merely inflate prices. It flippantly uses up natural resources – resources we are hard-pressed for already.

Topics: English Food
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Before We Reduce Food Loss, We Need to Measure It

By Intellolabs on Oct 1, 2020 11:48:15 AM

It is when we know what, and how much is thrown away can we begin to tackle the food loss problem.

Loss and waste are rife across the food supply chain. And over the past few weeks, as part of our #FLWDay initiative, we’ve spoken abundantly about why it matters, and how to curb it. We now wanted to know if businesses were measuring food loss. And if they were, was it reported?

Topics: English Food
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Who will win the fresh produce distribution race in India?

By Intellolabs on Sep 15, 2020 12:57:01 PM

Fresh produce distribution companies are dominating India’s start-up scene and the race is on to find the path to success, with a range of models battling it out.

Topics: English Food
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How are Large Corporates cutting down Food Loss and Food Waste?

By Intellolabs on Aug 31, 2020 2:16:16 PM

We’re back with another post geared towards #FLWDay. For those of you who landed straight here, a quick recap. 

Topics: English Food
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Reduce customer returns and Food Loss

By Intellolabs on Aug 28, 2020 11:08:42 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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Why Food Loss and Food Waste Matter

By Intellolabs on Aug 21, 2020 2:05:09 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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3 Hacks for reducing Food Loss

By Intellolabs on Aug 14, 2020 11:39:58 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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Changing the Paradigm of Fresh Produce Quality Assessment

By Intellolabs on Aug 11, 2020 3:03:54 PM

 

Topics: English Food

Check Quality. Redirect Stocks. Reduce Losses.

By Intellolabs on Jul 28, 2020 3:53:06 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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E-grocery: a change in status quo

By Intellolabs on Jul 1, 2020 1:52:26 PM

Online grocery has seen a boom in sales as a result of Covid-19. Now, e-tailers are seeking solutions to the challenge of meeting quality expectations on fresh produce

Topics: English Food
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Interview with Karthik Jayaraman, founder, and CEO of Waycool

By Intellolabs on Jul 1, 2020 11:54:00 AM

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses around the world. That’s more than obvious. How are fresh produce businesses coping? We spoke to Karthik Jayaraman, founder, and CEO of Waycool – a B2B food distribution platform. He talks about the situation in India.

Topics: English Food
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Interview with Vivek Dhume, head of North America fruits and vegetable business at Future Group

By Intellolabs on Jun 10, 2020 12:09:22 PM

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses around the world. That’s more than obvious. How are fresh produce businesses coping? We spoke to Vivek Dhume, head of the North America fruit and vegetable business at Future Group , to gain his perspectives on the US situation. This interview was conducted in March 2020.

Topics: English Food
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8 Ways Digital can help Food & Agriculture industry in times of corona

By Intellolabs on May 14, 2020 5:18:26 PM

Corona Virus has taken the world by storm. Every business has been disrupted significantly, food and agriculture being one of them. Having said that, in these turbulent times, digital innovation offers ways to continue operations with minimal (or even zero) human contact. Here are some of them:

Topics: English Food
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Automation In Indian Agribusinesses? Are You Insane?

By Intellolabs on Feb 14, 2020 11:34:50 AM

Topics: English Food
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Progressive Thinking or About to be Extinct?

By Intellolabs on Feb 10, 2020 5:22:43 PM

 

Topics: English Food
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4 steps to control food quality

By Ramakrishnan M on Dec 24, 2019 4:51:40 PM

Raj was a worried man. He is part of an agritech startup, aggregating food supply from farmers to retail stores. He just got off the phone with a customer who was upset about the quality received. When Raj discussed it with his DC (Distribution Center) personnel, he gets a conflicting view that the dispatch quality was really good. Raj sees an inconsistency as just the previous day he was resolving a conflict between his CC (Collection Center) and DC teams on dispatch quality vs. arrival quality. Each stakeholder had his own understanding of quality, and there was no consistent capturing or reporting of data.

Topics: English Food