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The rates may be enticing at the grocers turned banks but consumers need to take more care than they would buying beans, says Lindsay Cook

Europe is a letdown for Heineken

Western Europe was the only one of the brewer Heineken's regions to see a fall in sales as austerity measures and pay cuts took their toll on drinkers.

A centre of attention for historic Beefeater brand

The only major brand of gin still made in the capital is planning a “Home of Gin” centre to attract tourists  and Londoners to its base  in Kennington.

US Justice Department tries to block ABI's Modelo takeover

The US has stepped in the middle of Anheuser-Busch Inbev's (ABI) $20bn (£13bn) deal to buy up the Mexican brewery business Grupo Modelo, with federal lawyers filing a suit claiming the move would hit competition in the American beer market.

High street failures are a personal history of loss

These extinctions provide us with a useful, if unsettling, lesson

Shadow of the spring

There may be snow on the ground but the new beauty season is upon us. Brighten up, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Bank robbers escape with thousands

Thieves have cut their way through the wall of a bank and escaped with tens of thousands of pounds.

Hut Group holds talks with Cosmopolitan to launch retail websites for magazine brands

An online retailer that counts River Island’s founding family as investors is in talks with the owner of Cosmopolitan magazine to launch retail websites for magazine brands.

Richemont hit by Asia slowdown

Cartier-owner Richemont admitted it had suffered a surprise slow-down in sales growth in Asia yesterday, spooking investors across the entire luxury goods sector.

Postcard from... Beijing

They do love the Premier League in China, and many an English side has made its way eastwards during the summer to grow market share for their merchandise and give Asian fans a glimpse of their team in action at the same time.

Diamonds: No longer a girl's best friend

Women's penchant for colourful, more costly gems is changing the market, writes Laura Chesters
Carmelo Anthony is excited to be back in London

Basketball: New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony relishes London return but it's strictly business

Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons at the O2 tonight

Market Report: Superdry is back in fashion with traders

Take a cursory glance around any high street and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the clothing brand Superdry had reached saturation point. But SuperGroup, which owns the brand, was back in fashion yesterday, as traders reacted positively to its new autumn/winter ranges.

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Manchester City strike deal with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver

Chef's company takes over catering at the Etihad

Mobiles drive sales rise at Shop Direct

The shift to online shopping continues apace, the latest figures from Shop Direct confirm.

Mark Leftly: It's time for Jessops to get the online picture

Outlook I always preferred Snappy Snaps with its marvellously tacky bright green-and-yellow logo to the more sober Jessops, but I can't remember when I last went to either. A colleague mourned the news that what was once known as "Jessop of Leicester", his home city, had collapsed into administration today. Our jester from Leicester last visited a Jessops branch in 1996.

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