There is a wide market for the grocery industry to utilise technology for app creation to engage consumers, according to IGD, research and training charity.

In a highly competitive consumer space, brand owners have to constantly find new ways to differentiate themselves. What used to be seen as an expensive option, holography can now be the deciding factor in making the next killer flexible packaging. By Albert Chicote, Comexi’s laminating business unit director

With an ability to improve operational processes, warehouse management systems are becoming more popular today. Barcodes and RFID especially provide a great deal of advantages in managing inventory. By Pedro Furtado, projects director, Efacec Singapore

Technology is expected to be the driving force across industries and this transformation will be the catalyst driving productivity, innovation, skill development and growth for the companies of today, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Fermented foods have been recognised for centuries as healthy and tasty. Beyond that, what do you get in fermenting medicinal herbs? Symbiotic fermentation of botanicals broadens the spectrum of health benefits in comparison to concentrated extracts, increases the bioavailability of active compounds and creates new nutrients that help to support a healthy gut. By Chantale Houle, Kefiplant

Drones and accessible mobile broadband are some ways technology can help with agricultural development improvements in the Asia-Pacific region.

InRFood has introduced a smart new nutritional app that allows consumers to learn essential information on a product’s sodium and sugar content, as well as that food's carbohydrate and calorie scores by scanning the barcode of a food's packaging or searching for that food on the app.

Climate change, population growth, and the shift of power from developed nations to emerging markets are setting the stage for a brand new future. These are but some of the changes in the cocoa industry that are calling for immediate action. Who would have thought that in five years’ time, emerging markets will become the top consumers of cocoa? In the first of a six-part series, we explore the shifting food and beverage landscape and its effects on stakeholders along the value chain. By Sherlyne Yong

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