The technology behind food lockers and modular marketplaces was already on its way to being recognized for its multiple applications in food service before the pandemic, but now the pace has accelerated. In this episode of The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia speaks with Christine Marcus, founder and CEO of Alchemista. As a premium curator of food, beverage, and lifestyle brands, Alchemista offers on-demand modular marketplaces for everything from temperature-controlled chef-prepared meals to unique sundries and snacks in residential buildings and offices.
According to Marcus, the move to modular marketplaces isn’t just a trend brought on by the pandemic, but a key part of the future of the food service industry. Customers are looking for short wait times and accessibility in the most efficient way possible. “We wanted to change the paradigm of what accessibility means from hours to seconds,” Marcus said. This is a game changer in terms of convenience. This approach to on-time food service is also more sustainable as it reduces packaging and the number of deliveries typically associated with prepared meals.
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