Back to black: The vinyl renaissance

The Vinyl Factory is the old EMI vinyl works in Uxbridge, Middlesex, producing limited edition vinyls of new releases, plus re-presses of classics. They also act as a distributor of vinyl releases. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)

Many businesses are benefiting from the resurgence of the record format

P&G to sell off Duracell battery business

Chief executive seeks to give company greater focus

Lazard profits soar on merger activity

Bout of deal-making central to improved performance

Unilever sales growth at 5-year low

Sharp slowdown in China adds to Europe woes

Weak Gucci sales hold back Kering growth

Analysts sceptical about French luxury group’s upbeat remarks

Unilever: blame Europe

Is the decline in growth at consumer goods maker purely cyclical?

Luxottica picks P&G man for co-CEO post

Mehboob-Khan to run Italian company alongside insider Vian

Total tobacco volume worldwide fell 1 per cent in the nine months to September 30

BAT volumes down as smokers cut back

Rival cigarettes groups battle for market share

Euan Sutherland and Julian Dunkerton

SuperGroup founder Dunkerton steps down

Former Co-op Group chief Euan Sutherland takes helm

Electrolux expresses concern on Europe

Consumer demand weaker than what appliance maker had anticipated

Versace maintains growth rate in China

Fashion house develops organically as it side steps crackdown

Kao: beauty and the beholder

After a strong run at home, company wants to expand outside Japan

Internet of things transforms elderly care

Start-ups see huge potential for robots and wearables in the digital home of near future

Russia and China weakness hits Philips

Dutch conglomerate falls to €103m net loss in the third quarter

Electrolux cleans up from currencies

Improved profitability in Europe aided by cost-cutting measures

Week in Review, October 18

UBS, EDF, Abbvie and Shire, and luxury groups featured

Travis Perkins builds on sales

Builder’s merchant sees heating supplies hit by mild weather

Singapore fund buys 4.6% of Jimmy Choo

Shoemaker’s shares gain on London debut

Burberry and Mulberry fuel luxury woes

Brands feel the effects of slowing demand from Chinese shoppers

Luxottica making a spectacle of itself

Founder looks to regain investor confidence after chief departs

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