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 February 2014 11:50 PM
Things could get a bit sticky for Primark owner Associated British Foods after accusations that another subsidiary, British Sugar, may have fixed sugar prices. However, today’s update is likely to show that the clothing retailer’s success is offsetting ABF’s problems with flagging prices for the sweet stuff. Numis’s scribblers said its previous update revealed “worse than expected sugar results and foreign exchange concerns” but was “mitigated by a better than expected performance from Primark”. They expect more of the same at ABF’s latest trading update.
22 February 2014 01:34 AM
Intellectual property specialist IP Group cleaned up yesterday on news of a new laundry invention.
22 February 2014 01:32 AM
The luxury British retailer is going through an exciting transition, as Bruno Guillon explains to Laura Chesters during a tour of new Somerset factory
21 February 2014 12:14 PM
Group's crown jewel Gucci reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in four years
Market Report: Analysts played down fears of action against the 'crack cocaine' of gambling, fixed-odds betting machines
21 February 2014 12:00 AM
Playtech was popular with punters yesterday on news that it was returning cash to shareholders.
20 February 2014 01:38 AM
After a roller-coaster ride for investors in the Aim-listed satellite operator Avanti Communications this year, news of a deal with the telecoms giant Vodafone called it up nearly 10 per cent higher.
19 February 2014 12:00 AM
Activist investors at SpringOwl have swooped on the bookie Bwin.Party and are hoping they could be on to a winner.
18 February 2014 12:00 AM
Relief that people are spending in shopping centres helped the mall owner Hammerson to the top of the Footsie yesterday.
17 February 2014 01:37 AM
The City starts the week with some retail therapy as the shopping centres owner Hammerson today releases its full-year results.
14 February 2014 04:10 PM
Watches of Switzerland has sold the lease on its 1200-sq ft store to Patek Philippe for £10m
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
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- 4 Angus Steakhouse: How does tourist staple continue to thrive in today's gourmet market?
- 5 Cover up! Mother told to show less cleavage during Disneyland family trip: 'Are we supposed to wear turtlenecks our whole lives?'