It’s been 10 months since I joined Candy Industry, but it wasn’t until a week ago that I had a chance to partake in an event hosted by the Retail Confectioners International (RCI). I didn’t realize it, but I was in for a treat.
And this year, they even have machines talking to themselves. It’s dubbed Industry 4.0. As Wikipedia explains, “Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing.”
Ever since 1937, when movie director Frank Capra used the sweeping mountain vistas of the valley as Shangri-La in his film Lost Horizon, Ojai and its famous resort have captivated Hollywood’s movie stars and movers and shakers. This year it proved to be the setting for confectionery glitterati.