Apple fans on hold for wearable device

Fitness-tracking gadget will not go on sale until early 2015

The new Tesco Extra in Watford
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Fashion the new front in supermarket wars

Lidl and Aldi ramp up the pressure as they turn to clothing

Guns: jammed cylinder

US gunmakers feel heat from supply chain idiosyncrasies

Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up

Clamour is growing for concerted regulation of products

Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

India presses Pepsi to cut sugar content

Modi government fights diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves

Regus hit by strength of sterling

Serviced office provider’s interim profits wiped out

WHO calls for regulation of ecigarettes

UN health body calls for curbs to normal tobacco

Hackers target gaming companies

Cyber criminals disrupt PlayStation Network and Xbox

Dealmaking shakes up consumer products

M&A in sector at highest since height of credit boom

Samsung seeks growth in smart homes

Korean group looks to counter slowing phone sales

‘Made in Britain’ comes back into fashion

British retailers are increasingly shifting production back to the UK

UK housing market aids Aga Rangemaster

New products account for 60% of sales for maker of cast iron cookers

Small-cap Week, August 23

Asos, Office2Office, Rangers and Greencoat featured

Bain buys half of ethical shoemaker Toms

Founder Blake Mycoskie to concentrate on charity side of business

Techtronic: trade of the tools

Hong Kong manufacturer deserves more attention

Li & Fung casts doubt on global recovery

DFS buys smaller furniture chain Dwell

Purchase targets ‘younger, more urban consumers’

Luxottica shares fall on CEO exit report

Andrea Guerra said to disagree with group founder

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