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
23 October 2014 12:29 PM
Unilever generates more than half of its sales in emerging markets
20 October 2014 11:56 PM
Tesco is still swamped by news about its investigation into its £250m black hole but punters put it on their shopping list yesterday as some hoped the supermarket giant had hit the bottom.
17 October 2014 12:28 PM
The company listed its shares at 140p valuing the group at £545.6 million
17 October 2014 01:39 AM
Retailers have been unpopular with punters as the supermarkets struggle and Tesco tanks, while Next warns that the warm weather could hit sales. But the chaps at Morgan Stanley claim there is one retailer still worth buying: Marks & Spencer.
16 October 2014 11:36 AM
Weak demand in China continues to take a heavy toll on consumer goods giants Nestlé and Diageo as they reported disappointing sales today.
Bond Street in £20 million makeover as London seeks to compete with Paris and Hong Kong for rich shoppers
15 October 2014 10:53 AM
London's richest street will undergo a £20 million overhaul to compete with the major luxury shopping districts of New York, Paris and Hong Kong.
14 October 2014 12:53 AM
Jean Tirole, who has studied regulation and oligopolies since the 1980s
13 October 2014 12:30 PM
Tirole’s book The Theory of Corporate Finance analyses the impact of regulation on corporations in the modern economy
13 October 2014 01:35 AM
Falcon’s new Fine Art funds will enable collectors to retain possession of their artwork
Microsoft's Satya Nadella under fire after saying women 'shouldn't as for pay raise because it's not good karma'
10 October 2014 12:41 PM
Nadella claimed not asking for a pay raise makes a female employee more 'trustworthy' and karma ultimately pays off
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo shot dead at war memorial
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella