Is In-Car Commerce the Next Big Foodservice Trend?

On this episode of On Foodable Weekly: Industry Pulse, we're taking a look at in-car commerce startup, Cargo. Cargo provides a solution to the question, what if I don’t want to get out of the car?

Convenience for consumers who utilize ridesharing, Cargo provides snacks, beverages and miscellaneous items like electronics and beauty products for sale. The center console box features an assortment of items provided by big partners like Coca-Cola, SnackNation, Red Bull, Kellogg's and more.

Recently partnering with the rideshare giant itself, Uber and Cargo are disrupting the retail industry.

The global partnership will be available to riders in San Francisco and Los Angeles first. Uber drivers who choose to provide Cargo’s service to their riders can go to their local Uber service hub and pick up the Cargo box.

What’s in it for drivers? Cargo allows not only for a way to upgrade rideshare service and earn shining reviews and ratings but additional income. Uber and Cargo estimates that drivers can earn about $100 extra per month through Cargo boxes.

For every product a driver sells, including free samples, Cargo will pay the driver one dollar and 25 percent of the product’s retail price.

Learn more about Cargo in the video above and at “Inc.com

How Houston Restaurants are Giving Back to the Local Community Post-Hurricane Harvey

How Houston Restaurants are Giving Back to the Local Community Post-Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane season is upon us and as another beast of a storm comes tumbling our way, Texas is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. 

People’s houses, businesses, and even lives has been destroyed in a matter of days. 

But out of the bad comes the good. In these times of hardship, we really see America’s charitable spirit. Millions have been donated and there have been so many volunteers after the storm that they are being turned away.

JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund has raised over $20 million.

But celebrities and super star athletes aren’t the only ones donating and offering a helping hand to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Big food businesses and local restaurants are doing their part to help Harvey’s victims. 

Kellogg Company has donated $100,000 to Feeding America and other relief organizations in the Gulf area. The cereal company has also donated over a million servings of its products and snacks to the Houston food bank.

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Here's How Kellogg's Plans to Take its NYC Cereal Experience to the Next Level

Here's How Kellogg's Plans to Take its NYC Cereal Experience to the Next Level

The American multinational food manufacturing company is making its cereal café even bigger and better. 

Last summer, Kellogg's opened a cereal café in New York City to showcase its expansive portfolio of cereal projects. Kellogg’s partnered with Co.create NYC to bring its cereal to the masses in NYC in different ways. 

The brand would often use the store to collaborate with chefs and restaurants to offer a unique experience to cereal lovin’ consumers.

"Kellogg's NYC will remind families how fun and delicious cereal is, especially when elevated with creative ingredients," said Anthony Rudolf, formerly of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and Eleven Madison Park that partnered with Kellogg’s when the first café opened. "We'll give guests a chance to experience cereal, something they've been connected to their entire lives, in a completely new way."

The award-winning chef Christina Tosi also collaborated with the brand to develop some of the café’s menu items.

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