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
25 July 2014 10:59 AM
The iconic fashion house is set to open its doors at Terminal 5
25 July 2014 01:02 AM
Waning demand for Hennessy cognac and Louis Vuitton handbags saw first-half profits at LVMH fall 5 per cent to €2.58bn (£3.47bn). Sales at the Paris-based luxury giant rose 3 per cent to €14bn, missing analysts’ forecasts.
23 July 2014 12:56 AM
The food group Premier Foods is pinning its hopes of a turnaround on a relaunch of its Mr Kipling cake brand and the return of its Homepride Fred character after its half-yearly pre-tax losses more than tripled from £15.7m to £54.9m.
23 July 2014 12:56 AM
Crocs, the maker of the love ’em or hate ’em rubber shoes whose fans once included Rihanna and P Diddy, has fallen out of fashion.
18 July 2014 11:51 PM
Japanese shoppers kicked their habit of buying Hermès silk scarves and Birkin handbags after a VAT hike hit the luxury goods company’s sales growth in the country.
18 July 2014 01:53 AM
Headlines from Russia and Ukraine dominated trading, with shares opening lower across Europe after the US announced more sanctions on Russia companies.
17 July 2014 01:45 AM
Fears that budget airlines were feeling the squeeze were pushed aside yesterday as an army of analysts declared EasyJet worth a buy.
15 July 2014 11:53 PM
Investors today placed their bets that next year could be an annus mirabilis for William Hill, after what one analyst described as an “annus horribilis”.
15 July 2014 11:51 PM
The death of traditional industries has left the region in need of regeneration. Retail developers are moving in – but is the Government doing enough to help?
15 July 2014 02:22 AM
Tesco’s trading problems have been well trailed but one analyst yesterday decided it was worth having its shares in your basket.
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