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
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.
18 July 2014 11:51 PM
Japanese shoppers kicked their habit of buying Hermès silk scarves and Birkin handbags after a VAT hike hit the luxury goods company’s sales growth in the country.
18 July 2014 01:53 AM
Headlines from Russia and Ukraine dominated trading, with shares opening lower across Europe after the US announced more sanctions on Russia companies.
17 July 2014 01:45 AM
Fears that budget airlines were feeling the squeeze were pushed aside yesterday as an army of analysts declared EasyJet worth a buy.
15 July 2014 11:53 PM
Investors today placed their bets that next year could be an annus mirabilis for William Hill, after what one analyst described as an “annus horribilis”.
15 July 2014 11:51 PM
The death of traditional industries has left the region in need of regeneration. Retail developers are moving in – but is the Government doing enough to help?
15 July 2014 02:22 AM
Tesco’s trading problems have been well trailed but one analyst yesterday decided it was worth having its shares in your basket.
14 July 2014 02:35 AM
The announcement from Business Secretary follows US drugs giant Pfizer’s controversial offer for Astrazeneca
14 July 2014 02:24 AM
De Beers hopes eventually to have up to 40 locations in the UK
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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