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
26 August 2014 01:03 AM
One of the oldest luggage brands in the world is to be relaunched in the UK after it was purchased from John Lewis.
22 August 2014 01:28 PM
Model David Gandy is helping a 208-year-old Savile Row tailor he favours himself in its bid to make it big in Japan.
22 August 2014 01:21 AM
The strong pound and escalating conflicts around the world have scuppered spending sprees among overseas visitors to the UK and pushed international spending to a five-year low.
21 August 2014 04:11 PM
Bailey's total package including salary and share options is worth more than £27 million
21 August 2014 01:44 PM
Hewlett-Packard is back on the acquisition trail despite the fallout from its disastrous purchase of Autonomy in 2011.
20 August 2014 05:17 PM
Eyewear giant recently agreed a partnership with Google to develop fashionable versions of Google Glass
20 August 2014 03:36 PM
Carlsberg issued another profit warning today as sales in Russia — more than a third of its business — were hit by the Ukraine conflict.
20 August 2014 01:17 AM
Britain’s biggest housebuilder has called for a review of green belt policy in the UK to allow much-needed new homes to be built.
13 August 2014 01:09 AM
High-end goods are starting to recover from the hangover of China’s assault on business ‘gifting’, says Laura Chesters. But the brands can no longer take their cachet for granted
08 August 2014 11:18 PM
There was a delivery of glad tidings for Royal Mail shareholders yesterday as the City speculated it will make more cost savings.
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