Nestlé has teamed up with French supermarket chain Carrefour and IBM to use the latter’s blockchain technology to track a famous French convenience food.
Nestlé and Carrefour, both members of IBM’s Food Trust blockchain platform, will use the technology to track the supply chain of Mousline, a well-known brand of instant mashed potatoes. Shoppers will be able to scan a QR code with their smartphones to know exactly where the potatoes in each individual packet came from, as well as its journey to the specific Carrefour store.
Vineet Khanna, senior vice president and global head of supply chain at Nestlé added, “This Mousline pilot is the result of a successful partnership with Carrefour and a great step forward on our blockchain journey. We are using this technology to bring more transparency to our products by providing accurate, trusted and impartial information. That will benefit the whole value chain including retailers and consumers.”