Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

Alibaba sales surge ahead of IPO

Chinese ecommerce group reports leap in revenue from mobile devices

Tim Hortons’ Canadian roots run deep

Beloved chain reassures anxious nation over Burger King takeover

Tiffany: stay classy

If it sticks to its classic products and maintains growth the shares premium will be justified

Orbitz: travel sick

Online travel agent has had disputes with airlines before, but this one is scarier

Shareholder value: controlling interests

Companies should look at forms of control, but they may cause as many problems as they solve

Tiffany lifts guidance as sales sparkle

Luxury jeweller’s same-store sales in Americas jump 8%

India presses Pepsi to cut sugar content

Modi government fights diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Zara sparks outcry with star top blunder

Shirt withdrawn after garment compared to Nazi Holocaust clothing

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves

Milk supplier Fonterra in China tie-up

Thai tycoon back on acquisition trail

Charoen in talks with OCBC to buy United Engineers stake

Fonterra in $555m NZ production expansion

Investment plus China JV aimed at meeting global dairy demand

Nespresso to help small coffee growers

Capsule maker among big businesses supporting niche farms

American pulls Orbitz fares in fee row

The airline has halted sales, with US Airways to follow suit

Burger King takes aim at McDonald’s

Daniel Schwartz to challenge fast food group with Canadian deal

Burger King: Doughnuts are sugary

3G good on costs but less opportunity at Hortons

Regus hit by strength of sterling

Serviced office provider’s interim profits wiped out

KKR invests in Chinese chicken producer

Private equity group targets need to improve food safety

France’s well-connected retailer

Stéphane Bohbot’s Lick stores sell gadgets linked to smartphones

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