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Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

MATS technology grew out of efforts by the US Army's Natick laboratories

Jeffrey Dastin | Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Amazon.com is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion US grocery business.   The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials at the start-up firm marketing the technology told Reuters.   The dishes would be easy to stockpile and ship because they do not require refrigeration and could be offered quite cheaply compared with ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 21:03 IST
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