Articles by author: Emily Shy

Increased Billing Disputes from No Surprises Act Set a Foundation Resolutions Between Insurers and Providers

If you’re unfamiliar with the No Surprises Act, you’re probably not a hospital or insurance provider. As the Act came into effect at the beginning of 2022, patients have reaped significant cost savings with more transparent billing for medical services. But according to Chief Healthcare Executive, “hospitals and doctors say key provisions of the law […]

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Consumers Want More Grocery Store Prepared Meals. How Should Grocers Adapt?
December 6, 2022

The consumer dollar has spoken: the best thing since sliced bread is sliced turkey. A new FMI report, the FMI Power of Foodservice at Retail, seems to show that deli-prepared food purchases are up 9.3% compared to 2019 numbers and up 2.4% year-over-year in unit sales. It’s clear that consumer appetite for grocery store prepared […]

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Robotics in Early Learning Can Be Essential in How Students React to STEM Literacy
December 6, 2022

Early learning robotics can be essential in how students react to STEM literacy and with large gaps In STEM achievement persisting across the U.S., access to technological resources can make a significant impact. K-12 education was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the disruption could be mitigated by introducing the latest and innovative technology into […]

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The European Space Agency Lunar Launch Programs and Service Initiatives to Watch in 2023
December 6, 2022

The European Space Agency is making strides in its efforts to commercialize space, with a focus on sustained exploration. What are they doing to achieve this? According to the ESA, it all starts with service initiatives. A recent panel discussion at the Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany revealed that the ESA is growing its […]

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Chewing on the Big Issues of the Food Industry at SXSW 2019
March 5, 2019

The South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) was founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas. While the conference began with a heavy focus on interactive industries, as well as music and film, the March 8-17, 2019 lineup also includes nine tracks in the “convergence” industry category. One of which is food. Featuring nearly thirty speaker/panel sessions, five […]

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How Robotics Companies Became Leaders in Farming
February 26, 2019

There is great concern about the future of agriculture as climate change, population increase, and other challenges put pressure on farmers. Investing in technology that monitors plant and field conditions, assists with planting and harvesting, or tracks disease is a way of trying to reduce cost and increase efficiency. Taranis is one company that provides […]

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Super Bowl, Super Feast: America’s $15 Billion-Dollar Weekend
February 4, 2019

On Super Bowl Sunday 2019, Americans were projected to consume 1.38 billion chicken wings—enough to circle the Earth three times. The Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in the United States. Not only were Americans projected to consume more than 6,000 times the weight of both teams’ rosters in chicken wings, but pizza […]

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Robots Take the Road: How Millennials Get Their Food
January 30, 2019

In January of 2017, DoorDash announced a pilot partnership with Starship Technologies, one of the most prominent companies producing delivery robots. The Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of DoorDash, Stanley Tang, described robot deliveries as “a unique complement to the existing Dasher community.” During the pilot of the program “DoorDash used an algorithm to decide […]

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Forecasting a Monumental Moment in Food Production
January 23, 2019

In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted that humanity would eventually “escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts under a suitable medium.” In 2019, clean meat companies are doing just that. According to Matt Ball, Senior Media Relations Expert for the Good Food Institute, […]

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Steak with a Side of Science: The New Era of Meat Production is Here
January 2, 2019

This past year the number of plant-based meat alternatives increased drastically. Now scientists are developing alternative meat products, made from real animals, without killing livestock. This is the thought process behind clean meat. Also referred to as “lab-grown meat” or “cultured meat,” clean meat begins with an extraction of a tissue sample from a living […]

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What Is Competing With the Catering Market This Holiday Season?
December 18, 2018

As the weather continues to get colder and fewer and fewer weddings are scheduled, catering companies turn to holiday parties as a main source of revenue. While corporate holiday parties have changed in size and format in recent years, with companies that once held large events for 200 guests or more now holding maybe three […]

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Is Technology Changing Grocery Shopping As We Know It?
December 12, 2018

Grocery stores are often viewed as a mundane necessity, all that seem to follow a similar model. Today though, some are utilizing technology to entertain the consumer, collaborate with food providers, and create food resources for their communities. Daily Table Daily Table’s particular focus is on making the grocery experience “tasty, healthy, convenient, and truly […]

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Are Businesses Finally Solving the Food Service Industry’s Most Important Issue?
December 5, 2018

The world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion people by the year 2050. One of the greatest concerns associated with that growth is how to generate enough food for all of those people when there is such a global hunger issue currently. Yet solving world hunger is not actually a production issue, but a […]

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