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 November 2014 12:11 PM
Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs has a joint-venture with Diageo for DeLeón
03 November 2014 08:51 AM
A Living Wage has been raised to £7.85 nationwide, but is not statutory
31 October 2014 01:53 PM
Shares in AB InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, fell three per cent in early trading after it missed profit target citing trouble in Ukraine and a chilly late summer in China.
31 October 2014 09:39 AM
Development delays caused by strikes at a diamond mine that provides stones to luxury jeweller Tiffany continued today as the miner warned prices have weakened.
23 October 2014 12:29 PM
Unilever generates more than half of its sales in emerging markets
20 October 2014 11:56 PM
Tesco is still swamped by news about its investigation into its £250m black hole but punters put it on their shopping list yesterday as some hoped the supermarket giant had hit the bottom.
17 October 2014 12:28 PM
The company listed its shares at 140p valuing the group at £545.6 million
17 October 2014 01:39 AM
Retailers have been unpopular with punters as the supermarkets struggle and Tesco tanks, while Next warns that the warm weather could hit sales. But the chaps at Morgan Stanley claim there is one retailer still worth buying: Marks & Spencer.
16 October 2014 11:36 AM
Weak demand in China continues to take a heavy toll on consumer goods giants Nestlé and Diageo as they reported disappointing sales today.
Bond Street in £20 million makeover as London seeks to compete with Paris and Hong Kong for rich shoppers
15 October 2014 10:53 AM
London's richest street will undergo a £20 million overhaul to compete with the major luxury shopping districts of New York, Paris and Hong Kong.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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