CIES FOCUSES ON EMERGING ECONOMIES

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The "center of economic gravity" in the world is shifting toward Asia and Eastern Europe, according to presentations at the World Food Business Summit here last month. The event is presented by CIES -- The Food Business Forum, a global association of food retailers and vendors.e summit. That is in contrast to Western Europe, where the mind-set is more defensive.Among the retailers

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The "center of economic gravity" in the world is shifting toward Asia and Eastern Europe, according to presentations at the World Food Business Summit here last month. The event is presented by CIES -- The Food Business Forum, a global association of food retailers and vendors.

e summit. That is in contrast to Western Europe, where the mind-set is more defensive.

Among the retailers seeking to grow in developing parts of the world is Amsterdam, Netherlan

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