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
24 April 2014 11:37 PM
Men now make up 40 per cent of the luxury goods market - and the proportion is growing
23 April 2014 12:56 PM
Eurostar has posted a 7 per cent increase in sales boosted by strong demand for business travel during the first three months of the year.
22 April 2014 01:01 PM
Philips shares fell more than 7 per cent after the world's largest lighting company said weaker business in emerging markets and a strong euro hurt profits in the first quarter.
19 April 2014 12:01 AM
Global demand for chocolate is pushing the price of cocoa beans to a three-year high as West African farmers struggle to keep up with demand.
19 April 2014 12:01 AM
Virtu Financial delays share sale as spotlight falls on controversial practice
18 April 2014 12:00 AM
Mulberry performed a strategic U-turn yesterday, pledging to cut the prices of its high-end handbags as it issued its fourth profit warning in two years.
17 April 2014 01:49 PM
The crackdown on extravagant gifts in China by President Xi Jinping has claimed its latest victims as Diageo and Remy Cointreau were both forced to swallow tumbles in sales
17 April 2014 01:31 PM
Mulberry has announced a dramatic U-turn, promising to cut the prices of its high-end handbags as the luxury leather brand issued its fourth profit warning in two years.
17 April 2014 10:22 AM
17 April 2014 12:00 AM
The luxury brand Burberry defied fears of a spending slowdown in China yesterday as it revealed demand for its distinctive check-lined trench coats and leather bags continued to grow.
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