Laura Chesters

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

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Tate & Lyle shares dive in fresh profit warning

The firm blames shortfall on competition and supply-chain problems

Jimmy Choo heads for London float in October

Shoe giant will float a 25% stake in the company in the LSE

Profits jump at Fabergé owner after strong sales of emeralds and rubies

The emerald miner behind jewellery brand Fabergé posted a sparkling set of results today, returning to profit.

Union blames supermarket price war for Dairy Crest plant closures

Unite warns of death of 'traditional milkman' as Dairy Crest boss defends decision to close bottling plant

Jimmy Choo poised to step out as listed firm

Luxury brand has about 120 directly operated shops across the world

Market Report: Elliott sells chunk of computer games chain Game Digital

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.

Coca Cola and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley launch London pop-up shop

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.

Prada first-half profits tumble as tourist demand slows

Italian fashion brand Prada revealed tumbling first half profit as weak demand from tourists hit growth.

Telefonica wins battle for Brazil’s Global Village Telecom

The owner of O2 has emerged victorious in its €7bn battle to buy a Brazilian broadband giant, outbidding its Italian rival.

Petra Diamonds unveils plan for early dividend

The miner that found two rare blue diamonds this year has said it plans to pay a dividend sooner than expected.

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