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
06 April 2014 12:00 AM
The 165-year-old department store chain joins Debenhams in Mike Ashley's retail empire
02 April 2014 05:47 PM
Weaker demand for Prada handbags and clothes in Europe, helped the Hong Kong listed Italian fashion house miss analyst forecasts.
02 April 2014 12:43 PM
The chief executive of young fashion website ASOS defended his investment strategy and said it will allow the group to be truly global.
02 April 2014 12:00 AM
Strong sales of crumpets, tea cakes and digestive biscuits in Paris has given Marks & Spencer the confidence to step up its expansion across Europe 13 years after it shut up shop across the Channel.
31 March 2014 12:18 PM
Online fashion group Boohoo.com fell below its 50p float price for the first time today as fears about a dotcom bubble continue.
28 March 2014 12:17 PM
Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes has announced the first details of his planned shake-up of the drinks giant after taking over in July.
28 March 2014 12:20 AM
Italian designer Versace fashioned a 27.6 per cent jump in net profit to €10.9 million last year and sales jumped 17.2 per cent to €479.2m.
26 March 2014 12:00 AM
More women are on boards than ever before, but the UK's listed sector still has further to go to meet next year's target, it was revealed today.
25 March 2014 09:28 AM
European Commissions hails luxury sector as a driver of 'European industrial renaissance'
24 March 2014 03:27 PM
Carphone Warehouse and Dixons’ talks to merge are set to continue as the two retailers announced they have been granted an extension by the Takeover Panel.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week