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The complex nature of defining “Healthy”

Retailers are under constant pressure to diversify and emphasise their product offering through a health lens. However, differentiating “healthier” products is highly complex, requiring data-led nutrition and demanding attention from regulatory framework, nutritional guidelines, and product label knowledge.

Are you confident in the results and coverage of your product search? Think again.

One of the most important aspects of a food retailer’s site is its search functionality. Without a robust system in place, you inhibit your customers’ ability to shop for the products they need. With the correct indexing customers can find what they’re looking for with ease.

Build vs Buy – The never ending conundrum

Incorporating an AI-based Nutrition Data component to your existing technology stack might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s why the easiest solution is to partner with a specialized technology provider like us, and gain immediate access to cutting-edge solutions without the hassle of in-house development.

The Future Unveiled: Small Language Models in Nutrition’s Next Frontier

What does the future of AI assistance in food and nutrition look like? Our CTO explores the potential of Small Language Models (SLMs) to help us navigate dietary choices, combat food waste, and vigilantly monitor our health in this final instalment of our AI series.

Transforming Nutrition: How Small Language Models Reshape the Way We Eat

What are the practical applications of Small Language Models (SLMs) in the food and nutrition sector? Our CTO explores the transformative potential for Recipe Recommendations, Meal Planning, Dietary Trend Analysis and Customer Interactions in this instalment of our AI series.

Opinion: National Food Strategy

Spoon Guru’s Head of Health and Sustainability suggests we take heed, pause, reflect and commend this monumental piece of work.

Social media influences on what we buy and eat

Is it possible to make healthier foods, like vegetables, more appealing by applying visual characteristics associated with fattier foods?

Child obesity has a new enemy – the pandemic

Like many adults, kids are snacking more and moving less. The problem is of epidemic proportions and my concern is that with this behavior, their immunity will become even weaker and whether its during the next flu season, or worse – another pandemic, even more lives will be at risk.

Are retailers doing enough to make our food healthier? Spoon Guru’s chairman, Andy Clarke, weighs in on Sky News

This week The Financial Times reported on leaked internal documents from Nestle stating that 60% of their food portfolio would be classified as ‘unhealthy’. In light of this, Sky’s Emma Crosby spoke to the chairman of Spoon Guru, Andy Clarke, about whether or not big retailers are doing enough to make our food healthier.