All articles by Simon Creasey

Simon Creasey

Tech leaves food industry more exposed to cybersecurity threat

The rising use of technology in food supply chains means the sector is more at risk of cyber breaches, writes Simon Creasey.

Insect-food makers believe consumers are getting the bug

An insect-food category will likely take many years to take flight but there appear to be signs interest is starting to hatch.

Food manufacturers see potential for AI in NPD

While there are questions about how far AI and machine learning can be used in product innovation, a number of global food groups are embracing the technology.

How the meat industry is embracing automation

The world’s largest meat processors, already using tech in areas like packing, are investing in ways to make their production more automated.

How AI can aid the food industry – and workers

Despite fears for jobs, proponents of AI say it can benefit food manufacturers and complement existing staff.

How upping spending on IoT can benefit food manufacturers

Food manufacturers’ use of IoT has been slower than in other sectors but it is picking up – and advocates say the tech can help in a number of ways.

Food manufacturers to feel heat from Ukraine war’s impact on sunflower oil trade

The war in Ukraine has disrupted sunflower-oil supplies, pushing up prices and prompting changes to sourcing and recipes.

Covid-19 two years on – how the pandemic has altered the way food groups work

Covid-19 sped up changes already in train but the pandemic has raised yet more questions.

Alternative protein and the question of climate impact

Growing demand for alternative protein has, in part, been fuelled by concerns over the environment but, like on the question of nutrition, are consumers scrutinising a product’s sustainability credentials? Simon Creasey explores.

Market turmoil pushes supply-chain resilience down pecking order

Tough trading conditions have put plans for long-term supply-chain resilience on the backburner. But manufacturers should still be considering their options.