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
13 December 2014 12:22 AM
The power couple who ran Gucci have gone, and in comes an insider charged with making the designer label even more exclusive
12 December 2014 11:40 AM
Italian mega brand Gucci is parting company with is chief executive and creative director – the husband and wife team Patrizio di Marco and Frida Giannini - after poor sales.
10 December 2014 01:20 PM
The state-backed bank plans to pull out of fixed-income trading in the Asian country and cut staff back to less than 50
09 December 2014 12:08 PM
ASOS warned international business remains challenging
05 December 2014 01:01 AM
As the retailer reveals dire first-half results, a Christmas campaign, fresh strategy and new creative director offer some salvation
05 December 2014 12:55 AM
The boss of the brewer and pubs group behind the Hungry Horse chain yesterday claimed to be giving “swanky hotels” a run for their money with its Christmas parties.
04 December 2014 12:03 PM
The group's shares down 70% after plans to sell expensive £2000-plus bags backfired
01 December 2014 09:09 AM
Tory vice-chairman end four-year court fight over the brand that dressed Jagger and Cher
27 November 2014 12:26 PM
Shares jumped more than 7% as investors welcomed the news
25 November 2014 05:13 PM
Small and independent retailers are hoping to persuade shoppers to back Small Business Saturday, another shopping import from the US that follows hot on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop