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
18 June 2014 01:21 PM
Premier Foods’ so-called power brands failed to grow as hoped, as the food group today spun off the making of its Bird’s Custard, Angel Delight and Marvel brands to help ease costs.
17 June 2014 10:38 PM
Punters in the City were hoping the drugs do work as they piled into pharmaceutical giant Shire on rumours it was a takeover target.
17 June 2014 12:05 PM
Shares in Whitbread, the owner of Costa Coffe and Premier Inn, topped the FTSE 100 as the company reported strong sales in the first half.
17 June 2014 01:42 AM
Chatter about new deals for Reckitt Benckiser appealed to the City just as bid hopes were dashed for the medical equipment maker Smith & Nephew.
16 June 2014 12:13 PM
The retailer has enjoyed a 50% jump in revenues across its range
13 June 2014 12:05 PM
Bonmarché has reported a 66 per cent jump in annual profit in its first set of full-year results as a public company.
13 June 2014 12:00 AM
Sales are continuing to slide at Mulberry as the handbag designer battles to win back its core British customers.
12 June 2014 08:50 AM
Mulberry’s profits almost halved last year after failed upmarket move
11 June 2014 04:51 PM
The government is to step up its crackdown on fake goods in the UK as a new report revealed clothing, tobacco and alcohol are the top products targeted by counterfeiters.
11 June 2014 09:02 AM
Coca Cola Life has a third less sugar and fewer calories than normal Coke
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
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