Food Waste

How do we save food from being thrown away? – Crunchfish’s video presentation from All Digital Week

2021-03-25|

Over a third of all food produced today is thrown away. Most people agree that we need to reduce food waste and a lot remains to be done. People’s habits need to change, and digital technology can contribute to changing behaviors by, among other things, rewarding those who contribute by saving food already in the store.

On 24th of March, Linda Kronby – CEO of Crunchfish Food Waste AB – presented how digital technology can contribute to reducing food waste. Watch the presentation here.

On Friday, March 26 at 13.00, Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish, presents – How will we pay in the future? Crunchfish makes digital payments independent of the network, which solves the problems the world faces when cash is marginalized. Crunchfish offers a digital cash wallet for the world’s payment services, either on your mobile or on a prepaid card, which can be used also when there is no internet connection.

Registration is made at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5vVgRl0wRV-y8K8ROvSLvw

For more information, please contact:

Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish A
+46 708 46 47 88
joachim.samuelsson@crunchfish.com 

Linda Kronby, VD för Crunchfish Food Waste A
+46 702 66 42 05
linda.kronby@crunchfish.com

 

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: ca@vhcorp.se. Telephone +46 40 200 250. 

About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com/food-waste

Crunchfish is a tech company with patent-pending solutions for Digital Cash that can be integrated with both the payment rail and in mobile wallets. The solutions are globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to cash register systems for both online and offline payments and have a patent-pending solution to reduce food waste. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.


Crunchfish presents at All Digital Week – How do we save food from being thrown away?

2021-03-19|

Over a third of all food produced today is thrown away. Most people agree that we need to reduce food waste and a lot remains to be done. People’s habits need to change, and digital technology can contribute to changing behaviors by, among other things, rewarding those who contribute by saving food already in the store.

On Wednesday 24th of March at 13.00, Linda Kronby – CEO of Crunchfish Food Waste AB – will present how digital technology can contribute to reducing food waste. Crunchfish has patented a solution that can save food by rewarding consumers at the checkout.

The presentation is one of several during the event ALL DIGITAL Week, which is a European campaign week where everyone who works for increased digital participation can attend.

Registration is made at:

https://www.lansstyrelsen.se/orebro/om-oss/kalender/kalenderhandelser—orebro/2021-02-24-hur-raddar-vi-mat-fran-att-slangas.html

For more information, please contact:

Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish AB
+46 708 46 47 88
joachim.samuelsson@crunchfish.com 

Linda Kronby, VD för Crunchfish Food Waste AB
+46 702 66 42 05
linda.kronby@crunchfish.com

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: ca@vhcorp.se. Telephone +46 40 200 250.

About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com/food-waste
Crunchfish is a tech company with patent-pending solutions for Digital Cash that can be integrated with both the payment rail and in mobile wallets. The solutions are globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to cash register systems for both online and offline payments and have a patent-pending solution to reduce food waste. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.


New company group structure in Crunchfish

Crunchfish AB (“Crunchfish”) today announces that the company has started a restructuring of the company group structure, with the purpose to clarify the different business areas and put these in relevant subsidiaries. With the new company group structure, Crunchfish’s different business areas will be operated in separate wholly owned subsidiaries, each of which can report its own revenues and expenses. The new company group structure will not have any direct financial impact on Crunchfish, but only aims to create a further increase in clarity and transparency.

Crunchfish Proximity AB is undergoing a name change to Crunchfish Digital Cash AB with Patrik Lindeberg as CEO. The closely related solution areas Digital Cash, Blippit and Nearby are part of this company. Crunchfish starts a new subsidiary, Crunchfish Food Waste AB with a focus on Food Waste in which Linda Kronby will be the new CEO. Linda will also continue as CEO of Blippit AB, which Crunchfish Digital Cash AB owns together with ClearOn AB in equal parts. The third subsidiary is Crunchfish Gesture Interaction AB, where Joakim Nydemark is still CEO.

“Our new group structure clarifies our three main solution areas and provides the market with transparent information as wholly owned subsidiaries with their own accounts”, says Joachim Samuelsson, Crunchfish’s Group CEO.

For more information, please contact:
Joachim Samuelsson, Group CEO of Crunchfish AB
+46 708 46 47 88
joachim.samuelsson@crunchfish.com 

Ulf Rogius Svensson, IR & Marketing Manager
+46 733 26 81 05
ulf.rogius.svensson@crunchfish.com

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: ca@vhcorp.se. Telephone +46 40 200 250.

About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com
Crunchfish is a tech company with a patent-pending solution for digital offline payments that can be integrated both with the payment rail or in a mobile wallet. The offline solution is globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to a cash register system for both online and offline payments. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish has been listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016 with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.


Linda Kronby appointed as new CEO of Blippit AB

Crunchfish AB (”Crunchfish”) today announces that Linda Kronby is appointed as new CEO of Blippit AB (“Blippit”). Linda Kronby was originally hired by Crunchfish in March 2020 as Senior Business Developer. Linda has more than 15 years of experience of business development within the retail sector from both Nielsen and GS1 Sweden. Linda succeeds Joachim Samuelsson as CEO, who will now instead be able to dedicate all of his time to his role as group CEO of Crunchfish. Linda assumes her new role effective immediately and will divide her time between Blippit and Crunchfish, where she continues to be responsible for the commercialization within Food Waste. Crunchfish owns Blippit through its subsidiary Crunchfish Proximity AB, in equal parts with ClearOn AB.

Linda is already responsible for the commercial launch in Blippit AB together with Patrik Lindeberg, who was recently appointed as CEO of Crunchfish Proximity AB. She has many years of valuable experience from the retail sector, most recently as Chief Change Officer at GS1 Sweden. Blippit’s Board of Directors now give her a stronger mandate to lead and develop the business as CEO of Blippit. I have now handed over the operational CEO positions in all of our subsidiaries and associated companies, which enables me to lead Crunchfish as group CEO”, says Joachim Samuelsson, group CEO of Crunchfish. 

For more information, please contact:
Joachim Samuelsson, CEO Crunchfish AB
+46 708 46 47 88
joachim.samuelsson@crunchfish.com

Ulf Rogius Svensson, IR & Marketing Manager
+46 733 26 81 05
ulf.rogius.svensson@crunchfish.com

Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: ca@vhcorp.se. Telephone +46 40 200 250.

About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com
Crunchfish is a tech company with a patent-pending solution for digital offline payments that can be integrated both with the payment rail or in a mobile wallet. The offline solution is globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to a cash register system for both online and offline payments. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish has been listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016 with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.


Johnny Lönnberg. ClearOnline. 29/36.

We are continuing the interviews about Food Waste and now it’s time to talk about clearing. This is important in order to automatically reward customers at the point of check-out for rescuing food.

ClearOn https://www.clearon.se/, was originally founded by DLF Sweden with the purpose to facilitate coupon management for retailers. Today, ClearOn offers seamless clearing processes, and is a major developer of sales promotion campaigns and retail payment services in Sweden.

One of ClearOn’s key solutions is ClearOnline https://www.clearon.se/…/our…/sales-promotion-tjanster/ , a platform integrated into thousands of grocery stores and connected to their POS systems, with automated processes for clearing of discount coupons and other types of value cheques.

The system can be used by the stores as well as their suppliers to instantly launch in-store price campaigns, promotions and other types of offers. Since Crunchfish’s solution for Food Waste is based on pricing incentives for customers, the ClearOnline platform could be used as an efficient way of achieving this.

Johnny Lönnberg is Sales Director at ClearOn with many years of experience from the FMCG sector. In this interview, we talk about how incentivizing customers can be a major driver towards reducing food waste and we both long for the next physical Clear Event, where bright minds from the Swedish retail industry meet and get inspired.

This is interview 29 of 36 in the second season – Cash goes digital, a payment pandemic – out Wednesday morning at 6 am CET / 10.30 am IST. https://www.crunchfish.com/the-interviews/


Staffan Olsson. GS1 Digital Link @ GS1 Sweden. 28/36.

This week is all about Food Waste. We start by looking at the data standards supporting the industry. GS1 standardizes the global language for businesses, https://www.gs1.org/. They own and manage for instance the world-wide standard for article numbers, represented by the well-known bar code on every product.

In the future, a new product marking standard GS1 Digital Link https://www.gs1.org/standards/gs1-digital-link contains more information than just the article number. Every single product package may get a unique marking with information such as best-before date, batch number or serial number. Based on this Crunchfish has a patented solution that makes it possible to rescue food by automatically rewarding the consumer at the point of sale for not taking the freshest product on the shelf, thereby reducing food waste as it otherwise might have been scrapped. https://www.crunchfish.com/food-waste/

Staffan Olsson is the longest serving employee at GS1 Sweden, helping clients to get as much as possible out of using GS1 standards. In this interview, Staffan and Joachim Samuelsson talk about circular economies, the ubiquitous bar codes and new GS1 Digital Link standard, and about innovative ways to drive the industry towards sustainability.

This is interview 28 of 36 in the second season – Cash goes digital, a payment pandemic – out Monday morning at 6 am CET / 10.30 am IST. https://www.crunchfish.com/the-interviews/


Can you see into the future? Crunchfish creates it.

For too long, mankind has adapted to technology. It should have been the other way around. For example, why are we dependent on the net when we pay? Why do we walk around looking own at our phones all of the time? Why is it hard to communicate with the proximity? These are challenges that can only be solved by radical new thinking and cutting-edge technology. Crunchfish is a tech company that creates a society to suit people.

Crunchfish uses a broad focus to meet tomorrow’s challenges with innovative solutions in widely differing areas such as solutions for payment, food waste, nearby interaction and gesture control for smart glasses. It’s a motley list, but it’s also why Crunchfish can contribute to the society of tomorrow. With a rare combination of courage and technical know-how, the company tackles the most varied everyday challenges within five solution areas.

Digital Cash – Why are we dependent on the net when we pay?
7 patent pending inventions in 2020, none granted yet.

Crunchfish’s most recent solution area is Digital Cash, where the company enables cash in digital form. The flexibility to pay digitally, combined with the effects of the pandemic, mean that the use of cash is declining rapidly, but this has also made us vulnerable since we have become dependent on the connections and payment services that work there and then. This is an unnecessary risk to take, and a typical example of how technology sets up unnecessary obstacles, explains Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish.

  • The time-critical payment moment should be implemented as a separate step, completely separate from the subsequent transfer between accounts. This simple and ingenious change means that we magically eliminate all the online factors that can fail when we make payments. Crunchfish’s Digital Cash really always works, is easy to use and, last but not least, it lets you stay anonymous. The bank doesn’t need to know what you do simply because you pay digitally.

    Blippit – Why can’t we blip in many more situations?

6 patent-pending inventions since 2017, of which 5 have been granted.

Blippit delivers smooth payment solutions. Blipping is convenient, and Crunchfish makes it as easy to pay with Swish as to blip a card. The Blippit app terminal is the bridge between the customer’s mobile and the in-store POS. The technology also enables blipping in other situations, for example when finding offers, checking in, unlocking or logging in using a mobile phone.

  • Blippit’s big breakthrough is its Digital Cash, because the app terminal transfers offline payments directly to the cash register.

    Food waste – Why do we throw away a third of all produced food?

1 patented invention in 2019 that has been granted.

One third of all food produced is thrown away. This is huge financial costs and has a big negative impact on the climate and the environment. Thanks to an automated way for sellers to give consumers a discount at the checkout if they don’t casually choose the freshest product. It’s all based on the fact that in the near future, the striped EAN code on goods will be swapped for a checkered QR code. This code can also contain information about each individual product, such as its best-before date. Tempting discounts on older goods will affect our buying behavior and reduce food waste. Simple and ingenious.

Nearby – Why is it hard to communicate with the proximity?
14 patent-pending inventions from 2014, of which 12 have been granted.

Proximity is the next area for the mobile to conquer. It can also be digitized, to let people understand much more about their surroundings than is possible using only our senses. The mobile phone can let you discover and communicate with everything and everyone nearby. With approval, it makes it possible to discover and communicate with everyone around our own digital bubbles. Seamless superpowers.

Gestures – Why do we walk around looking down at our mobiles all the time?
12 patent-pending inventions from 2012, of which 11 have been granted.

Gesture control lets you control your electronics using only your hands. For example, skip the selfie stick and take photos from a distance with Crunchfish’s popular free GoCam app, available on the app store. The big breakthrough for gesture control, however, is the smart AR glasses. They free our hands, finally letting us lift our gaze from the phone screen.

– Crunchfish’s success is based on radical innovation that is manifested in an offensive patent strategy. Patents protect the company for 20 years from the application date. We have applied for 40 inventions, of which 29 have already been granted patents in some markets, despite the fact that Crunchfish only has 25 employees. An impressive invention workshop, says Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish. Crunchfish is an absolutely world-class tech company, solving tomorrow’s challenges in radically new ways. We never let technology dictate the conditions – we always adapt it to what fits us humans best.



ABOUT CRUNCHFISH – crunchfish.com
Crunchfish is a tech company with patent-pending solutions for Digital Cash that can be integrated with both the payment rail and in mobile wallets. The solutions are globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to cash register systems for both online and offline payments and have a patent-pending solution to reduce food waste. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.

This article was originally published on February 4, 2021 in the Morgondagens Samhälle #1 appendix in Dagens Industri.


Crunchfish reduces food waste – will you join us?

About a third of all food produced in the world is thrown away. This is costly, both for society and the environment. Tech company Crunchfish has invented a solution that can rescue food by rewarding consumers right at the checkout. This fundamentally changes buying behavior and will contribute to a drastic reduction of food waste in the grocery trade.

In the future, the product label will be chequered rather than striped, because a two-dimensional QR code can also contain individual information about the product, such as its best-before date or batch number.

Sustainable development satisfies current needs without jeopardizing the opportunity of future generations to satisfy theirs. The UN has an ambitious agenda with 17 global goals for economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development. By 2030 the amount of food waste will be halved in all stages from farm to table.

– All actors have shown an interest in finding solutions to this problem, says Linda Kronby, Senior Business Developer at Crunchfish. But it doesn’t simply come down to changing consumer behavior. Companies also need to see what they can do to take responsibility and encourage the consumer to make environmentally sound decisions.

To rescue food, Crunchfish has developed a concept for dynamic pricing of goods based on the individual characteristics of each product, such as best-before date or batch number.

– When shopping, consumers tend to choose the item with the longest shelf life, which means that older items often remain until they are ultimately discarded. With a unique product label adhering to the new GS1 Digital Link standard, where the product’s striped bar code is replaced with a two-dimensional QR code, the customer can be rewarded for climate-conscious choices right at the checkout. The discount can easily be programmed to increase according to the proximity of the expiration date, Linda Kronby continues.

The Crunchfish solution enables suppliers and retailers to encourage consumers to shop more sustainably. The advantage of GS1 Digital Link is that it can contain product information that is more extensive and more tailored, such as best-before date, product origin and detailed product information for the consumer.

– The solution is not limited to best-before dates – in some cases the supplier or retailer may want to encourage sales for other reasons. This is a very exciting area that the grocery trade is willing to invest in, and other industries will follow in the long run. Right now, we are looking for climate-smart suppliers who want to be involved from the start and drive the development towards a sustainable society, Linda Kronby concludes.

Read more on crunchfish.com/foodwaste

About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com
Crunchfish is a tech company with patent-pending solutions for digital cash that can be integrated with both the payment rail and in mobile wallets. The solutions are globally scalable and makes digital payments more robust as the risks of disruptions and downtime are eliminated. We have also developed Blippit, an app terminal that connects to cash register systems for both online and offline payments and have a patent-pending solution to reduce food waste. Crunchfish also develops gesture control of smart AR glasses for the consumer market. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with representation in India.

Linda Kronby, Senior Business Developer at Crunchfish

This article was originally published in SvD Hållbara Företag – Bank & finans on January 28, 2021.


Linda Kronby. Food waste. 24/36.

A third of all food produced in the world is thrown away. This is tragic, very costly and has a huge negative impact on our planet. Reducing food waste by half before 2030 is one of the United Nations’ sustainability goals. https://lnkd.in/eyz7hjh

Crunchfish rescue food by providing POS rewards to consumers for making environmentally friendly purchase decisions. https://lnkd.in/epJ6qYu

Linda Kronby has been with Crunchfish as a Senior Business Developer at our Stockholm office for almost a year now, and has taken on our solution for Food Waste. crunchfish.com/foodwaste

In this interview we talk about the United Nation’s 17 Global Goals for a sustainable future https://lnkd.in/e7jP8ts, how our Food Waste solution area came about and how it relates to Linda’s experience from GS1 Sweden, gs1.se and Nielsen, NielsenIQ.com.

This is interview 24 of 36 in the second season – Cash goes digital, a payment pandemic – out Friday morning at 6 am CET / 10.30 am IST. https://lnkd.in/e5RHAYD