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China, the world’s largest nappy market will nearly triple between 2010 and 2017, from Rmb20bn ($3.3bn) to Rmb57bn ($9.3bn), according to Datamonitor

From toothpaste to ice cream to disposable nappies, modern Chinese life has been transformed by imports. But many of those erstwhile alien products no(...)

Since a trial version went live in February, almost 100,000 users have signed up to Fitbay

It’s an Internet Age-old riddle: How do you know if clothing you buy online is going to fit and - more important - flatter you? Christian Wylonis wa(...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald’s  restaurant in the pedestrianised Dongmen area of Shenzhen, China, yesterday. McDonald’s is  working to resume sales beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat. The company said the situation is hurting its results in Asia. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Global fast-food chain McDonald’s, which is working this week to resume sales of beef and chicken in China after a supplier was accused of repackaging(...)

David Brooks, president of Coca-Cola’s greater China and Korea business unit: “Thanks to rising income levels and travel, Chinese consumers are becoming more adventurous, demanding and cosmopolitan.” Photograph: Osports/Getty Images

China’s luxury goods market became the world’s third-largest in 2013 behind the US and Japan, and for Irish companies seeking to make a mark in Chi(...)

We spent €1.44 billion in outlets selling fast food in 2012. That’s a whole lot of cheeseburgers, taco fries and spicy chicken wraps

We like our chips. And burgers, kebabs, snack boxes and whatever you’re having yourself. Irish people spent more money per head on fast food than 1(...)

The  L’Oreal building in Paris. A spokeswoman said: “We have decided to discontinue the sales of Garnier products in China and focus our efforts on our two leading brands – L’Oreal Paris, the number one beauty brand, and Maybelline New York, the number one make-up brand in China.”  Photograph: Reuters

French cosmetics giant L’Oreal has halted sales of Garnier beauty products in China to focus on other brands, a week after US rival Revlon pulled out (...)

World’s biggest yogurt maker acquires  YoCrunch, expanding in the US. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Danone said it bought toppings producer YoCrunch as the world’s biggest yogurt maker expands in the US.YoCrunch, which was founded in 1985, has net sa(...)

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