Emerging Markets

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Mondelēz opens technical center in India

By Douglas Yu

Mondelēz has built its latest technical center in Asia in Thane, India, to develop new snack products and improve consumer science, packaging and productivity.

Robots of the future.

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

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Rising start-ups selected for SIAL contest

By Jim Cornall

More than 70 rising start-ups entered projects to the SIAL international jury to be presented at the Rising Start-ups area of the Future Lab section at the SIAL food event to be held in October in Paris.

Grupo Bimbo has successfully completed it voluntary redundancy program in an effort to create a leaner organization. Pic: Grupo Bimbo

‘Leaner’ Grupo Bimbo reports quarterly loss

By Gill Hyslop

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo reported a massive 87% second-quarter revenue decline after it took a 1,960m pesos ($105m) charge for a voluntary redundancy program to create a ‘lean organization design.’

Indian biscuits and cake maker Anmol Industries has filed for an initial public offering. Pic: Anmol

Indian biscuit giant Anmol Industries files for IPO

By Gill Hyslop

Anmol Industries - a branded packaged food company focussing on biscuits and cakes - has filed draft papers with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO).

A bread shortage would result in millions of Zimbabweans going without a basic staple. Pic: ©GettyImages/Golden_Brown

Zimbabwe could face a bread shortage

By Gill Hyslop

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe spokesman Garikai Chaunza said the country had a week’s supply of wheat left, which means millions of Zimbabweans could be left without the daily staple.

The EU is funding a project to get the Kenyan cashew nut industry back on its feet. Pic: ©GettyImages/kolesnikovserg

EU helps Kenya revive cashew nut industry

By Gill Hyslop

The European Union (EU) is investing Ksh236m ($2.4m) to help Kenya revive its once thriving cashew nut industry that collapsed more than three decades ago.