Laura Chesters is a business reporter and covers the consumer, food, drink and luxury goods sectors on the business desk at The London Evening Standard, i, The Independent and The Independent on Sunday
01 September 2014 01:06 PM
Tony Pidgley said the market has 'reverted to normal transaction levels from the high point in 2013'
01 September 2014 12:37 AM
Some 70 per cent of counterfeit goods seized at EU borders originate from China
29 August 2014 01:36 PM
The purveyor of €6,000 Birkin handbags has beaten forecasts with half year operating profit up 6.3 per cent despite currency exchange issues.
29 August 2014 01:53 AM
The microchip supplier behind Beats by Dre headphones and Bluetooth speaker docks pulsed up to the top of the mid-tier table yesterday on news that it had received a bid from its American rival Microchip Technology.
28 August 2014 09:51 AM
US jewellery group Tiffany & Co posted forecast beating earnings yesterday with a 16 per cent jump in net profit to $124.1m.
26 August 2014 09:12 AM
A new British handbag brand that is targeting shoppers who have found Mulberry too expensive has opened its first shop as its wholesale sales jump by nearly a third.
26 August 2014 01:03 AM
One of the oldest luggage brands in the world is to be relaunched in the UK after it was purchased from John Lewis.
22 August 2014 01:28 PM
Model David Gandy is helping a 208-year-old Savile Row tailor he favours himself in its bid to make it big in Japan.
22 August 2014 01:21 AM
The strong pound and escalating conflicts around the world have scuppered spending sprees among overseas visitors to the UK and pushed international spending to a five-year low.
21 August 2014 04:11 PM
Bailey's total package including salary and share options is worth more than £27 million
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