HONG KONG -- It's no secret that China's population represents huge potential for packaged goods marketers, but as a study released last month by Nielsen SRG here documents, most products reach only a small fraction of those consumers. ailable in 64% of China's shops, while infant diapers reach only 2%. Even where products reach them, only one Chinese in 12 earns enough money ($1,000 per year) to spend on consumer goods. A key conclusion, said Everett Holmes, spokesman for SRG, is that ...

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