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
19 November 2014 06:17 AM
Demand for “fast fashion” could spell the end of overseas sweatshops, a report into the manufacturing of clothing predicts.
17 November 2014 01:01 PM
The new firm — named Indivior — will start trading on December 23 if share-holders approve the spin-off next month
13 November 2014 11:45 AM
Rumour has it the 12-year old made £45,000 for one day's work to film the Christmas advert
So who gives us our daily bread? Not British workers, according to a story making the headlines this week
11 November 2014 11:54 PM
But, says Laura Chesters, migrant labour has traditionally been the filling in the middle of the sandwich industry
11 November 2014 04:42 PM
All FTSE 100 companies now have at least one woman board member
07 November 2014 11:37 PM
J Crew - the American fashion brand that counts First Lady Michelle Obama as a fan – made a £2.7m gross profit from its three UK shops in less than four months this year.
07 November 2014 12:30 PM
The luxury goods sector has been hit by the crackdown on lavish spending by government officials in China
06 November 2014 11:35 AM
French maison acknowledged a “slowdown in China's luxury market" as Chinese officials cut back on ostentatious gifts
04 November 2014 01:22 AM
Turkish food giant gobbled up the maker of Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets
03 November 2014 05:02 PM
A Turkish food giant that owns Godiva Belgian chocolate has gobbled up the maker of Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets in a £2bn deal.
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