Food for thought

Food for thought

According to a report published by Reuters today (11 August), Amazon has been in discussions with Denver-based 915 Labs, the company which is bringing the technology to market.

“Microwave assisted thermal sterilization”, or MATS, was developed by researchers at Washington State University.

According to the reports, the MATS system will keep food fresh and flavoursome for up to a year without refrigeration – which would sit very favourably with Amazon’s storage and delivery business models.  Retailers quizzed by Reuters said that the technology could be a “potential disruptor” for the fast-growing food delivery sector.

The Reuters article said that Amazon had declined to comment on the report.

 

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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