Wine claims top drink title from beer

Master of Wine Isabelle Legeron pours as Antonia Quirke watches at a tasting of natural wines in London
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Brewers cheer sales rise but warn of tax threat to pubs

week in review

Week in Review, January 31

Apple, McDonald’s, oil majors and Deutsche Bank featured

Iceland feels the chill from discounters

Frozen food group says profits under pressure as it changes focus

Cadbury jobs to go in Bournville rescue

US owner to invest £75m in exchange for changes in work practices

Alibaba’s battle with regulator cools off

Ma meets China’s SAIC in wake of claims investors were misled

Shake Shack soars to $1.7bn on debut

Shares in burger chain leap from $21 issue price to $47 opening

Sir Ian Cheshire
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Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

Ex-Kingfisher chief leaves field open for former Dixons executive

Inchcape picks chief as UK car sales rise

Bacardi executive to take wheel at FTSE 250 retailer

Retail spending up as confidence returns

Consumer barometer jumps to highest level since summer

Shake Shack burgers valued at $745m

High-end American chain sells shares above range at $21

Amazon profit offers relief to investors

Ecommerce group’s investments lift Prime membership by 53%

Argos to open outlets in Sainsbury stores

Supermarket is one of many groups grappling with excess space

McDonald’s struggles to maintain empire

New chief inherits challenges worldwide

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian wrangle

PM’s idea of a referendum by text message will exasperate group

Carlsberg to close two Russian breweries

Regulatory clampdown and plunging rouble hit Danish drinks company

LG hurt by smartphone competition

Fourth-quarter earnings weaker than expected

Diageo’s first-half profits sink 23%

World’s biggest distiller shows optimism for second half of year

Alibaba: not too big to regulate

Ecommerce group and Chinese authorities are locking horns

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Back to forecast-beating ways, company faces challenge of living up to raised expectations

Shake Shack: Mystery meat

The burgers are tastier than its reporting metrics


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