Interconnecting blocks in Deansgrange: office space rented by Baxter, Danone and Nutricia

The variety of investment properties going for sale in Dublin continues to grow. The latest suburban office investment to hit the market, two intercon(...)

Insatiable demand: Infant formula now accounts for 35 per cent or €1.15 billion of Irish dairy exports. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images)

Kerry’s infant formula brand Green Love Plus retails for a whopping €43 a kilo in China – nearly four times the price here. If you’ve ever wondered w(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

China’s food safety minister Bi Jing Quan with CEO of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter and Wicklow farmer Joe Hayden

Ireland is now the second-largest exporter of infant formula to China, jumping ahead of New Zealand for first time this year. According to figures fro(...)

China’s infant formula market is set to grow to more than $30 billion by 2017

China is considering a ban on advertisements for infant milk formula in a bid to tackle low levels of breast feeding, the official Xinhua news agency (...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

Intel: Results tomorrow
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TODAY Meetings: Holcim agm (Zurich) TOMORROW Results: Google; Intel; Kuehne + Nagel. Meetings: Business Expo 2015 (Westcourt Hotel, Dro(...)

Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming (...)

French food group Danone forecast underlying sales growth of up to five percent this year despite deflation in Europe and difficulties in Russia, its top market.  Photo: Bloomberg

French food group Danone forecast underlying sales growth of up to five percent this year despite deflation in Europe and difficulties in Russia, its (...)