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 September 2014 01:17 PM
The firm blames shortfall on competition and supply-chain problems
23 September 2014 07:41 AM
Shoe giant will float a 25% stake in the company in the LSE
22 September 2014 04:54 PM
The emerald miner behind jewellery brand Fabergé posted a sparkling set of results today, returning to profit.
22 September 2014 12:29 PM
Unite warns of death of 'traditional milkman' as Dairy Crest boss defends decision to close bottling plant
22 September 2014 01:59 AM
Luxury brand has about 120 directly operated shops across the world
19 September 2014 10:55 PM
News that vulture fund Elliott Management sold a chunk of computer games chain Game Digital this week is no reason for investors to think it is also time to quit the retailer.
19 September 2014 03:35 PM
Coca Cola obviously thinks the launch of its new drink Coca-Cola Life did not get enough media coverage because it has drafted in model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to unveil its new shop.
19 September 2014 03:17 PM
Italian fashion brand Prada revealed tumbling first half profit as weak demand from tourists hit growth.
19 September 2014 11:42 AM
The owner of O2 has emerged victorious in its €7bn battle to buy a Brazilian broadband giant, outbidding its Italian rival.
18 September 2014 04:40 PM
The miner that found two rare blue diamonds this year has said it plans to pay a dividend sooner than expected.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
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