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
03 August 2014 05:29 PM
Her handbags are a favourite with Beyoncé and Alexa Chung
01 August 2014 01:52 AM
Court rules Victoria’s Secret’s use of the name Pink in the UK infringes on Thomas Pink’s trademarks
31 July 2014 12:43 AM
Kering’s plan to turn Gucci around as an ultra-luxury brand has hit first-half sales and profit at the designer.
28 July 2014 11:35 AM
RBP, based in the United States, makes up around 7 per cent of RB’s sales
26 July 2014 10:52 AM
From discount to luxury, UK brands are vying to conquer the States. Laura Chesters asks if they can succeed in a graveyard for our retailers
25 July 2014 11:18 AM
Tourists from the Middle East are the biggest spending shoppers in Britain, according to a survey showing Kuwaitis and Qataris pay out an average of £3000-£4000 per visit.
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.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
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