Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 412,437 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,099 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 287,651 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,099 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 287,651 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Join 280,324 Trend Hunters with special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 412,437 cutting edge ideas.

Blockchain Produce Packaging

Walmart and IBM are Fighting for Transparency in the Food Industry

— June 14, 2018 — Lifestyle
Walmart and IBM are working collaboratively to create more transparency in the food industry, and are using a new blockchain-powered labeling system to do so.

Currently, the grocery store industry lacks a sufficient method of pulling expired food from the shelves, something that IBM is hoping to change. While still in a pilot phase, this new system is able to "track food throughout the complex global supply chain," with the overall goal of reducing the amount of foodbourne illnesses. Using blockchain technology, this new system will be able to track each item in the store, while documenting its origins and distributor.

This means that if a consumer becomes infected with E.Coli that's traced to a particular produce, the company would quickly discover where the batch came from and where else it has been shipped to. This innovative system would add a level of connectivity and transparency to grocery stores, distributors and farmers, while also stopping the spread of illness.
6.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness