FMCG giant Mondelez has announced the opening of its new global research & development (R&D) innovation centre in the US state of New Jersey.
The $50 million state-of-the-art facility includes a pilot and scale-up facility for biscuits, crackers and confectionery, focusing on brands including Ritz, Oreo and Sour Patch Kids.
“This strategic investment in our new Global Innovation Center will enable us to pilot exciting new snacking breakthroughs and bring about the next generation of innovation for Mondelez snacks around the world”, said Daniel Ramos, executive vice president and chief research & development officer at Mondelez. “We’re proud to bring together industry-leading talent and capabilities in this facility to create new products, packaging and process developments across our portfolio of beloved snacks”.
Norberto Chaclin, global senior vice president, R&D biscuits and baked snacks at Mondelez added: “Our Research & Development team at Mondelez International is passionate about the important work we do to pioneer innovations, improve production processes and create consumer-favorite products for people to enjoy both here in the United States and in global markets”.