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Carrefour relies on IBM’s blockchain to improve the traceability of its food products. The French supermarket giant is joining the major food groups Walmart, Unilever and Nestlé, already present during the testing phase of the “IBM Food Trust” platform.
Why this is important: Carrefour started using the blockchain last March to allow its customers to know the origin of three products (eggs, tomatoes and chicken from Auvergne) to which five other articles will be added by the end of 2018 (“a cheese, milk, oranges, lemons and Christmas chicken, ”according to the group). For IBM, the partnership with Carrefour provides access to “to the markets of Europe, South America and China», Underlined Cosme de Moucheron, vice-president and responsible for the partnership with Carrefour at IBM.