Sourcing-related reading, selected by the Global Sources content team.
More and more consumers nowadays are all about connection and going back to roots when it comes to choosing products. Recent studies showed that consumers are increasingly seeking products that are local, traditional, or remind them of their childhood and family growing up — as evidenced by the growing popularity of farmers’ markets, hand-cut soap, artisanal bread and more. So what are the key drivers behind these shifts in demand?
It’s raw! Well, that’s not going to happen again, Chef Ramsay. With a connected grill from Weber and Traeger, you’ll know when meat has to be flipped or is done. “Think of it as Waze for navigating your grill cook,” Weber CEO Chris Scherzinger said. The company still has innovations up its sleeve as it digitizes the cooking experience. Read how tech is transforming the way we cook our way to a hearty meal.
Silicon Valley startup Cerebras Systems, which is making the world’s largest computer chip, says it can now weave together almost 200 of the chips to drastically reduce the power consumed by artificial-intelligence work. The company can double the amount of computing its chips do for double the power, unlike current systems that need more than twice as much power to double their computing capacity.
The pandemic-fueled surge in computer buying has slowed some, but Canalys still sees “tremendous” potential for PC makers.
Snapchat’s new Scan feature update lets users aim their cameras at clothes and receive recommended styles for their wardrobe. The company aims to make Scan a lucrative visual search engine like Google Lenses, which incorporates augmented reality in partnership with Amazon to identify as many visual input as possible.
That’s all for this edition of the Friday links – have a great weekend.