Editorial Note

Dear Readers,
Hello! With so much sincere happiness, I welcome you to the October 2017, international edition of magazine. Recognized as the largest and most influential trade exhibition in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia (MEASA) for the food manufacturing, processing and packaging industry, Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 will take place from 31st October - 2nd November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The show facilitates exceptional trade opportunities between suppliers and manufacturers from around the world, looking to capitalise on the key growth factors presented in this dynamic and diverse region. Digitalization changes all areas of life: the way we stay informed, the way we travel, the way we buy things, and the way we manufacture products from cars to cookies to cream. The massive power of digitalization—the great opportunities and great risks—is changing business models daily. As such, the pace of an enterprise’s innovation and the willingness and ability to change are key success factors in global competition. Digitalization offers a path forward in a low-growth business. The food retail and food service industries are challenging and competitive in mature economies. With the growth of food retail expected to remain low in the next few years, players that want to expand must consider the potential that digitalization offers for engaging with customers and opening new revenue streams. Total worldwide sales of fast-moving consumer goods—called FMCGs, which include processed foods, soft drinks and toiletries that sell quickly and at relatively low cost—grew just 1.6% in the 12 months ended in June 2016, according to the report from Kantar Worldpanel. However, online sales of such goods grew by 15% during the yearlong period and now account for 4.4% of the market—or $48 billion. By 2025, Kantar Worldpanel projects grocery e-commerce will grow to 9% of the market and be worth $150 billion worldwide. A details report on digitalization of food: grocery retails and food service has been covered in our processing segment of the magazine. Also, articles on robotics, flooring advice for brewery industry, process synchronized cooling etc. are there in this segment. Besides, you have many more to read in our packaging, warehousing, ingredients, and corporate happening segments of magazine. For more articles you may also log on to our website (www.foodnbeveragesprocessing.com). Please keep sending us your valuable suggestions & feedback to (info@dvrpublication.com). Wishing Gulfood manufacturing, Packprocess Indiapack, Drink technology India, Best of luck!!! Thank you Kanika Banga

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