SE Asian consumers switch to ecommerce

Online trade flourishes but operations hindered by high costs

Sainsbury sells unit to LloydsPharmacy

Celesio to take over chain of 281 in-store pharmacies

Hudson’s Bay: Oh Canada

A property company that happens to be a department store

Maggi noodles push Nestlé India into loss

Year-on-year sales plunge 20% after nationwide ban

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

British singer calls for end to association amid cruelty claims

Lotte shares rise on founder’s dismissal

Power struggle at South Korean chaebol intensifies

UK union sues Uber over drivers’ rights

Union mirrors challenges to ride-hailing app’s business model

For Chris Tighe Tighe story on rebranding of Bakery chain Greggs. Gosforth High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 23/6 2012. Photo © Mark Pinder 07768 211174

Healthy options push up profits at Greggs

Sales of sausage rolls continue to rise as well

Premier Farnell falls on profit warning

Interim results to come in a tenth below expectations

Nintendo swings to first-quarter profit

Results boosted by cost controls and strong online game debut

BAT beats forecasts as key brands grow

Sales decline at slower rate than competitors

P&G names Taylor as Lafley successor

Company veteran of 35 years to take reins at consumer group

Low-key P&G veteran has big shoes to fill

Analysts hope new CEO’s career has prepared him for task ahead

Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers

Fair is a word that keeps lawyers busy for decades

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws, writes Adam Thomson

Rocket satellite Lazada gains altitude

Internet retailer is expanding across Southeast Asia with backing from Berlin

Appetite for apps lifts Domino’s profit

Mobile devices account for majority of group’s internet orders

Diageo and Heineken end S African tie-up

Drinks companies terminate deal to concentrate on own strategies

UK takeaway start-up Deliveroo nets $70m

Early-stage delivery business latest to fulfil investor appetite

GVC plays solo game in Bwin bid

Group goes it alone after Amaya tie-up seen as too complex


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