Most foodies and wellness junkies have probably sampled kombucha, eaten jackfruit and tried CBD oil in the past few years as these once obscure products infiltrate the mainstream. But the truly hip will soon move on to sipping on pea milk, taking gaba supplements, and smearing their faces with bakuchiol.
Those are predictions from Black Swan, a London-based start-up that hoovers up data from social media, online forums, product review websites as well as other sources and then analyses it to divine what consumers want. Its artificial intelligence software purports to sift signal from noise to figure out which early trends are destined for mass adoption.
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By Leila Abboud
Source: Financial Times
The business touts great drive towards a more environmentally friendly and socially acceptable supply chain with a focus on packaging, emissions reduction, electrification, and inclusivity. This relies on the support of its Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC), which—based in Steinhausen, Switzerland—produces a sales volume in the billions.
Wildly inefficient—that too often describes the state of our global supply chain. With 90 percent of worldwide trade relying on shipping and $13 trillion spent on logistics annually, the industry is a behemoth. Yet, it lacks data-based decision support and information sharing.
The Australian Senate has released a report advocating for a strategic approach to mitigate the ecological impact of the long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii). The New South Wales native marine species threaten the biodiverse marine habitats along Australia’s southeastern coastline.