Ep 98: Tapping into China’s natural ingredients niche in F&B


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Matthieu David interviews Gordon Dumoulin, founder and CEO at Dumoco Natural Ingredients. When it comes to eating healthy everyone knows that “natural” is the way to go. But where does Gordon’s company fit on the Chinese F&B market? Is there a need for an intermediary between a customer and Chinese farmers, processing companies, etc.? Find out the answer to these questions and more in this new China Paradigm podcast. 0:14 Guest introduction 2:50 The business of natural ingredients – how does it work? 8:35 Doing business in China vs the West - the win-win scenario 12:30 How do natural ingredients fit on the Chinese medicine market? 18:24 How does Dumoco Natural Ingredients collect their product? 20:39 Who are Dumoco Natural Ingredients' clients in the West? 22:33 Transparency and pricing - how does one affect the other? 25:12 Managing the exports - a necessity for both small and large companies 27:40 Instant Bridge Education - another success story in China 31:53 Who are Instant Bridge Education's clients? 36:25 Education adapted for the need to express 39:47 Change is inevitable - why is that a positive thing? 41:58 5iZ - name origin and mission 45:32 What books have inspired Gordon Dumoulin the most? 50:46 What unexpected success and failure has Gordon Dumoulin witnessed in China? 53:45 What does Gordon Dumoulin read to stay up to date with business in China? 56:06 Outro Learn more about Dumoco Natural Ingredients: http://www.dumoco.net/ Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/china-paradigms/id1450916630 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2y6ixpQB1WIs6GMdUeoq4g?view_as=subscriber Website: http://chinaparadigm.com/ Related interviews: 1) How to succeed in China's tea market while starting from scratch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3pBFyMmCLE 2) Starting a healthy lifestyle business in China - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSzBkv8_GHI Thanks for listening! If you like what you hear, do us a favor and write a review on iTunes. What is China Paradigms Podcast? China Paradigms is the China Business Podcast for entrepreneurs and China watchers. Learn from business professionals in China on our China Paradigms.

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