Led by Managing Intelligence Analyst Zoe Leavitt
The food tech sector exploded in 2018, and it’s only going to get bigger in 2019.
In 2018, companies laid the groundwork for a transformational year ahead.
Leading food companies launched venture funds and accelerator programs that will pour money into the sector. Grocery chains announced partnerships with e-commerce platforms and robotic fulfillment centers. CPG brands are racing to profit off the wellness trend.
In this briefing, we cut through the noise and dive into successes, failures, and strategies to watch in:
- Plant protein
- Sugar reduction technologies
- Sustainable supply chains
- Direct-to-consumer and subscription
- Experiential retail
- Wellness-focused branding
- AI, robotics, and micro-fulfillment centers
- And more
Zoe Leavitt is a managing intelligence analyst at CB Insights, where she tracks the rising startups and emerging technologies shaping the future of CPG and retail. She works with leading CPG companies around the world and manages the CPG Insights newsletter, which reaches 20k+ executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. Zoe was named 2018's #1 voice in retail by LinkedIn, and her work has been featured by CNBC, WSJ, CNN and more.
Prior to joining CB Insights, Zoe worked in equity research at Cowen Group and supported consumer analytics at the consumer finance group of the Bank of China in Shanghai. Zoe graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations.