Strong demand for Costa coffee and a solid performance by budget Premier Inns saw a sharp rise in third-quarter sales at Whitbread, leaving it confident it will meet targets for the year
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Monday 09 April 2012
The Plain English Campaign has criticised Cadbury for warning that a chocolate called Nut Secret contains nuts.
Sunday 01 April 2012
Vodafone is ready to take the Indian government to the United Nations over its attempts to force the FTSE-100 telecoms giant to hand over more than $2bn in backdated tax.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Andrew Martin chooses the smaller bar – and no sharing
Thursday 08 March 2012
Would you? Could you? Nigella Lawson's a fan, Jennifer Saunders fronted the online ad campaign but we're not convinced. Chocolate-flavoured Philadelphia? Surely that's the devil's dairy product.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Monday 19 December 2011
There's a poster in the window of a card shop near iTowers that has a sketch of a pair of socks on it and the words "Just so you know, I have enough of these. Merry Christmas."
Thursday 15 December 2011
Sunday 11 December 2011
My earliest food memory...Marmite sandwiches on sliced white bread. I used to press the bread down to the thickness of a coin, and I remember that really lovely transformation of texture from fluffy white bread to something quite dense and getting that little salty hit in the middle.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Kraft Foods is to cut 200 jobs under plans which include £50 million investment in its chocolate and biscuit manufacturing, the firm said today.
Thursday 17 November 2011
New rules banning "break fees" could result in fewer takeovers in Britain, according to a study from London's Cass Business School.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Sunday 06 November 2011
The overhaul of the Takeover Code, which was introduced in September, has not led to rushed acquisitions as was initially feared.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Kraft, the Illinois-based cheese-slice maker that bought Cadbury last year, has picked the UK confectioner's historic home of Bournville as its chocolate centre ahead of sites in the US and Switzerland.
Saturday 20 August 2011
A US company, HP, snapping up Autonomy is a challenge for proponents of the free market. To cavil about the takeover would contradict all the arguments about level playing fields. But Autonomy is one of only two FTSE 100 IT companies and it is a sting to see it go.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
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Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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