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
31 March 2014 12:18 PM
Online fashion group Boohoo.com fell below its 50p float price for the first time today as fears about a dotcom bubble continue.
28 March 2014 12:17 PM
Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes has announced the first details of his planned shake-up of the drinks giant after taking over in July.
28 March 2014 12:20 AM
Italian designer Versace fashioned a 27.6 per cent jump in net profit to €10.9 million last year and sales jumped 17.2 per cent to €479.2m.
26 March 2014 12:00 AM
More women are on boards than ever before, but the UK's listed sector still has further to go to meet next year's target, it was revealed today.
25 March 2014 09:28 AM
European Commissions hails luxury sector as a driver of 'European industrial renaissance'
24 March 2014 03:27 PM
Carphone Warehouse and Dixons’ talks to merge are set to continue as the two retailers announced they have been granted an extension by the Takeover Panel.
24 March 2014 12:36 AM
A taste for Scottish salmon and British pork by China’s emerging middle classes drove UK food and drink exports 5 per cent higher last year to £12.8bn.
21 March 2014 02:49 PM
A multi-billion pound deal between Asia’s wealthiest man Li Ka-shing and a Singaporean government fund has scuppered immediate hopes of a London float for Superdrug.
20 March 2014 04:56 PM
There was no sign of waning demand for luxury goods in China from French luxury brand Hermès today as it reported a record high operating margin and an annual 8.9 per cent profit rise to €1.218 billion.
20 March 2014 12:09 PM
Ted Baker has reported a 26.7 per cent pre-tax profit jump to £40 million as the London-based retailer vows to cement "truly global” presence.
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