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This is a fundamental change in how countries do business with one another, says Lynn Dornblaser

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Trend spot: Asia skips EU & US to deal direct with Latin America

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

There has been a fundamental and significant shift in global business moves, with Asia now bypassing EU and US markets to work directly with Latin America and this is a trend set to stay, according to Mintel analyst.

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Time for Chinese beer market to engage the ladies: Mintel

By Ben Bouckley

The Chinese are drinking more beer and buying more expensive varieties, but multinational brewers need to innovate to seize growth opportunities presented by groups such as female drinkers, says Mintel.

China reopens doors to Indian marine exports

China reopens doors to Indian marine exports

By Ankush Chibber

Indian’s fast growing seafood industry has received another boost after China reopened its doors to the country’s exporters after a year of uncertainty after a revision in Chinese regulations.

Health and wealth drive Australian beer industry

By Ankush Chibber

Australian beer manufacturers are being affected by the trend toward ready-to-drink (RTD) spirits, but there is solace in the premium beer segment, a new report from research firm IBISWorld says.

India seeks US$3bn in spice exports by 2017

India target US$3bn in spice exports by 2017

By Ankush Chibber

India is embarking on ambitious plans to increase its spice exports, further increasing its domination of the world’s spice trade, experts from the sector said.

Mintel Asia Pacific basic nutrition insight at Vitafoods Europe 2012

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

All eyes on what Asia does best: Basic nutrition, says Mintel

By Kacey Culliney from Geneva

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) rulings on health claims has caused a ‘softer’ market approach from EU manufacturers and Europe can learn a lot form Asia on what it does best – basic nutritional ingredients like vitamins and minerals, says Mintel.

Naturex targets China with fruit extract

Naturex targets China with fruit extract

By Ankush Chibber

Specialty ingridients maker Naturex is banking on a growing trend towards healthier and more natural products in China to boost the market for its newly approved Thaumatin fruit extract.

International wines set to splash into China's lucrative market online, according to market expert

Yihaodian: A wine gateway to China?

Chinese online supermarket giant, Yihaodian, is set to launch wines from New Zealand, France and the US on its site – offering a complete business solution for new international entrants, according to a market expert.

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