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This British Supermarket Will Be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food Waste - Altavia Watch - (Author : VICTORIA TURK) A supermarket chain in the UK announced today that it’s going to power one of its stores entirely off food waste.

This British Supermarket Will Be Powered Entirely by Its Own Food Waste - Altavia Watch -

It’s an attractive solution to two of the most gnawing sustainability concerns: waste and energy. A Sainsbury’s in Cannock, a town in the West Midlands, will get all of its electricity from food waste through a process called anaerobic digestion. The process is pretty much what it sounds like: waste food is “digested” by microorganisms in huge tankers sealed off from the air, which Sainsbury’s compares to a human stomach. Biffa, the waste management company working with the supermarket, explains that the waste is broken down into a slurry that degrades into an energy rich biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide. In the Sainsbury’s case, that biogas will be turned into biomethane at Biffa’s anaerobic digestion plant in Cannock by removing other gases. Source :

Avec Instacart, l’économie du partage s’invite au supermarché. T-shirts verts et smartphones à la main, de drôles de clients arpentent les allées des supermarchés de San Francisco.

Avec Instacart, l’économie du partage s’invite au supermarché

S’ils font les courses, ce n’est pas pour remplir leur réfrigérateur. INSTACART The Next Big Thing You Missed: Online Grocery Shopping Is Back, and This Time It’ll Work. Instacart shopper Laura Barnum delivers groceries to a business in downtown San Francisco.

INSTACART The Next Big Thing You Missed: Online Grocery Shopping Is Back, and This Time It’ll Work

Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED Webvan is a name synonymous with dotcom failure. At the turn of the millennium, the heavily funded startup and its many investors bet that the time was right to sell groceries online. They were wrong. Very wrong. But more than a decade later, tech-savvy retailers and retail-savvy tech companies are ready to try again. Online grocery shopping is back. Apoorva Mehta thinks so. Though Mehta won’t share exact numbers, he says his 18-month-old company is delivering groceries to a measurable percentage of San Francisco households, and he believes that, unlike Webvan, it will continue to grow. Instacart CEO and founder Apoorva Mehta. Big companies like Amazon and Walmart, meanwhile, have already invested so much in delivery infrastructure for other businesses, and they have the dollars needed to ensure they can take groceries the last mile.

Just a Smartphone and a Car. Que peut-on attendre des circuits courts? Cette histoire commence dans les années 1960, quand des mères de famille japonaises, inquiètes des risques d’empoisonnement au mercure, s’organisent et fondent les premiers teikei : en échange de l’achat par souscription de leur production, des paysans s’engagent à fournir des aliments exempts de produits chimiques.

Que peut-on attendre des circuits courts?

Le mot « teikei » se rapporte à l’action de se tendre la main, à l’entraide. Il renvoie aussi à l’idée de mettre un visage sur les aliments. Ce système alternatif de distribution est l’ancêtre du circuit court. Des consommateurs-militants C’est à partir des années 1980 et surtout 2000 que le modèle se répand en Occident, porté notamment par la vogue de la vente en panier, des partenariats locaux solidaires entre producteurs et consommateurs. On pense spontanément aux fruits et légumes, mais le modèle du circuit court recouvre une réalité plus complexe et moins connue. Cet aspect social de la « proximité » est, sans grande surprise, très présent dans le secteur alimentaire. Avec Instacart, l’économie du partage s’invite au supermarché. By Ezra Galston, Chicago Ventures. Instacart, currently the most well funded and fastest growing startup in the emerging food space is an anomaly.

by Ezra Galston, Chicago Ventures

The evolution in food startups – from the scheduled warehouse deliveries of the past decade to the highly curated, on-demand prepared food companies currently proliferating the Bay Area – seem to have bypassed Instacart’s elementary appearance as an un-curated, broad, digital grocery store. But drill deeper and Instacart holds the potential to be the most powerful consumer facing food ecosystem in the market. Over the past couple of years, I’ve watched the food industry closely and worked with a number of Chicago Ventures’ investments in the space such as AgLocal, Food Genius, and Morsel.

My thesis of the industry’s evolution has largely bucketed companies into three categories: And then there’s Instacart. Ostensibly, Instacart is merely a Food 1.0 company that differentiates by offering on-demand delivery by leveraging the “people economy,” as opposed to scheduled trucks.