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  1. January 29, 2014

    How King made a name for himself at Sainsbury

    Ten years ago Justin King was the self-assured upstart out to make a name for himself. Today the chief executive of J...

  2. November 29, 2013

    Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson puts redemption on the menu

    A decade ago on a British chat show, Nigella Lawson was asked how she would depict herself if she were still a journalist....

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    Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
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  1. November 29, 2013

    An everyday taste of happiness

    Twenty years ago I was hanging around a friend’s kitchen as dinnertime approached. “Let me cook for you,” he offered. “I...

  2. October 29, 2013

    Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson handed wooden spoon for fishing

    The no-nonsense cookbooks of Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith have been a godsend to harried dinner party hosts for years. But...

  3. October 1, 2013

    Boris Johnson lambasts work ethic of UK youngsters

    Boris Johnson has attacked the work ethic of Britain’s young people, comparing them unfavourably with migrant workers...

  4. September 20, 2013

    A primer on free primary school meals

    “Nick Clegg will attempt to distance himself from his Conservative coalition partners with a highly political £600m plan to...

  5. September 12, 2013

    Awards: Forging the way towards a brighter future

    The third year of the Private Business Awards has proven to be its strongest to date, with more than 700 nominations – a...

  6. September 4, 2013

    Jobs and Careers: Essay on gender says barriers can be self-imposed

    Surbjit Kaur argues that the gender imbalance in senior roles is partly down to workplace culture and partly down to...

  7. February 14, 2013

    US regulators allow Random-Penguin union

    Bertelsmann and Pearson have received clearance from US competition regulators to combine their book publishing divisions,...

  8. January 7, 2013

    Bumi investors: Grit your teeth and back Nat

    When partners fall out irreparably, it can be convenient for acquaintances to treat both as the injured party. But sooner or...

  9. December 28, 2012

    Burritoed up, BBQ-ed down and all steaked out

    Considering that we’ve spent the past year rolling in the slough of muddy awfulness at the bottom of a recession, it’s been...

  10. December 21, 2012

    All hail Saint Jamie for services to food

    This week the British Medical Journal published a report showing that many of the recipes in television chefs’ cookbooks...

  11. August 24, 2012

    Commons urged to view Virgin rail decision

    The decision to strip Sir Richard Branson of the West Coast rail franchise looks set to be debated in the House of Commons...

  12. August 17, 2012

    FT Foodies: Alex James

    Alex James, bassist in the band Blur, also produces cheese from his farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire. This year, he is...

  13. August 3, 2012

    Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

    In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading ad...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    June 19, 2012

    Kevin Systrom says Instagram’s future is in your past

    Instagram’s future lies in extracting more value for users from all the photos they have uploaded in the past, founder Kevin...

  15. May 18, 2012

    Roasted in a cultural stew

    Previously in The Fast Lane, I was just wrapping up week one of a two-week round the world tour and filed this column from...

  16. February 24, 2012

    FT Foodies: David Eyre

    Chef David Eyre grew up in Mozambique and Malawi. He was the founder of The Eagle, Farringdon, and in 2001 opened the Eyre...

  17. February 24, 2012

    Troubadour the ‘Sheeranators’ adore

    Despondency grips Britain’s tabloid newsrooms. As if hackgate and the Leveson inquiry were not enough, now they face the...

  18. January 23, 2012

    Ed Sheeran, Brixton Academy, London

    Like The Artist or Newt Gingrich’s primary campaign, Ed Sheeran is one of those leftfield successes no one in their right...

  19. January 22, 2012

    UK’s baby cluster boosts nursery products

    Julia Minchin has first-hand experience of the baby boom. Hippychick, the nursery products company she runs with her husband...

  20. December 9, 2011

    The most generous helpings

    The restaurant and wine worlds are full of debate and discussion, but there is one aspect of both – their generosity – that...

  21. November 18, 2011

    SuperGroup hits lowest level since IPO

    SuperGroup hit its lowest level since flotation on Friday on fears that its fashion label had lost its cachet. The shares...

  22. November 16, 2011

    Obesity panel disbanded amid claims of bias

    The panel of experts advising ministers on tackling obesity has been abolished after members accused the government of being...

  23. October 28, 2011

    The Gentry

    In times of economic chaos, everyone wants to think about something safe, nostalgic and comforting. This, I suggest,...

  24. October 28, 2011

    Why Attenborough and Fry are poles apart

    The return of David Attenborough – not that he ever goes away for long – is a cause for celebration. He has an exemplary...

  25. October 14, 2011

    A cut above the rustic

    The reinvention of hearty, home cooking has been led in the UK by celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh...

  26. August 29, 2011

    Beauty and the brands

    When Cheryl Cole burst on to the Los Angeles scene with big hair and purple flares, it was not just US teen temperatures...

  27. August 5, 2011

    Eat, play, love: festival food

    Music thumps from a large blue tented stage on Clapham Common as up-and-coming singer Saint Saviour entertains an audience...

  28. July 26, 2011

    Rising pig prices hit Cranswick

    Shares in Cranswick fell sharply on Tuesday, after the sausage and sandwich supplier warned that rising pig prices and a...

  29. July 24, 2011

    Italian dining pays off for Jamie Oliver

    In Jamie Oliver’s ever-expanding empire, his restaurants led the pack last year. Jamie’s Italian, the celebrity chef’s...

  30. July 13, 2011

    Jamie’s had his fill of Sainsbury’s

    TV chef and social crusader Jamie Oliver has announced he will end an 11-year tie-up with supermarket J Sainsbury this...

  31. July 6, 2011

    PwC staff gripped by office envy

    Call it MoLo envy. By moving some employees to sleek new offices overlooking Tower Bridge, PwC UK chairman Ian Powell has...

  32. June 4, 2011

    Celebrated gastropub falls victim to rebranding

    Abigail Osborne, co-owner of The Engineer in Primrose Hill, ponders her future after 17 years running the popular London...

  33. FT Tech Hub

    May 19, 2011

    Celebrity chef cooks up social game

    It was only a matter of time before celebrities sought to extend their personal brands established on Twitter and Facebook...

  34. May 16, 2011

    Sausage maker cautious as sales rise

    Cranswick, the company responsible for Jamie Oliver’s sausages, cautioned that rising raw material costs and retail...

  35. February 16, 2011

    New twists on old favourites

    Clockwise from top left: Ambrosia puddings, which now come in single-portion pots; Birds Eye fish fingers, which use pollock...

  36. January 14, 2011

    The trend: iPhone food apps

    Hungry? Greedy? Foodie? There are apps for that. In increasing numbers, developers are stocking the iTunes App Store with...

  37. December 17, 2010

    Being Marco

    After seven starters, three main courses, one pudding, three glasses of wine and the first cigarette I’ve smoked in years, I...

  38. December 8, 2010

    Buffini launches trust to support social businesses

    Damon Buffini will today follow in the footsteps of rival private equity boss-turned-philanthropist Sir Ronald Cohen by...

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