Emerging Markets

Parag Milk Foods has ventured into the $1bn Indian sweets category.

Parag Milk Foods expands with new product range

By Jim Cornall

Indian company Parag Milk Foods Ltd, a manufacturer and marketer of dairy-based branded foods in India, recently launched two ready-to-eat Indian desserts, Gulab Jamun and Rasgulla, made from pure cow ghee and cow milk under the brand Gowardhan.

Pic: Mondelēz

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.

Processing innovation: Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

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.’