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
09 June 2014 10:40 AM
Group prepares to announce a 46 per cent fall in annual profits
06 June 2014 01:03 PM
Shares in Prada plunged more than 7 per cent in early trading after the Italian luxury giant revealed a shock drop in sales in the first quarter.
23 May 2014 04:44 PM
Cathedral City cheese and Frijj milk drink maker Dairy Crest is close to entering the $12bn Chinese baby formula market it revealed yesterday.
22 May 2014 01:52 PM
Unilever is selling its North American pasta sauce brands, Ragu and Bertolli, to Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion in cash as it continues to streamline its operations.
22 May 2014 12:00 AM
Burberry's new boss Christopher Bailey promised a push into Japan yesterday as he presided over a set of record-beating full-year results.
21 May 2014 12:31 PM
Burberry's new chief executive, Christopher Bailey, welcomed record-beating full-year results today with headline profits up 8 per cent and sales reaching £2.33 billion.
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
Problems with a revamped website and a lack of detail about future shareholder returns added to the woes of the Marks & Spencer boss Marc Bolland, as he unveiled a third straight drop in annual profits yesterday.
21 May 2014 12:00 AM
The splits between big investors over AstraZeneca's decision to reject Pfizer's takeover attempt deepened yesterday.
20 May 2014 08:40 AM
Clothing like-for-like sales fell by 1.4% but food improved by 1.7%
19 May 2014 08:32 PM
The likes of Mallett can no longer rely on browsers, writes Laura Chesters. They have to sell online or at the big shows
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