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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:16:52 GMT

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Just Eat chairman and interim chief struck by illness

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:16:52 GMT

Chief financial officer to take over role at food-ordering service temporarily



Malaysia’s IOI palm oil producer pledges reforms

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:01:50 GMT

Vow to tackle deforestation and labour abuses after pressure from consumer goods groups



Amazon unveils key logistics arm sales surge

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:14:36 GMT

Online retailer breaks out 18% contribution of fastest growing arm



Amazon to create 1,200 jobs in Warrington

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:45:28 GMT

Site in northern England is one of four ‘fulfilment centres’ to open this year



Taylor Wimpey sets aside £130m for leasehold cases

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:24:02 GMT

Housebuilder apologises for leasehold scandal that saddled buyers with onerous fees



Pret A Manger targets British workers ahead of Brexit

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:07:19 GMT

Only one in 50 applicants for jobs at sandwich chain are from UK



Bushes and Romneys take a swing for Miami Marlins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:19:18 GMT

Republican dynasties locked in $1bn battle to acquire baseball team



PepsiCo outshines Coca-Cola as profit beats expectations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:17 GMT

Maker of Mountain Dew benefits from smoother shift to healthier products than rival



Record sales at Gucci owner Kering send shares up 11%

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:44:43 GMT

Results reflect changing fortunes for luxury goods sector



Boohoo profit nearly doubles

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:32:32 GMT

Revenues jump 50% as lower marketing costs help bolster margins



India’s alcohol bans prompt hotelier growth warning

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:38:25 GMT

International groups warn of curbed expansion plans as revenues take a hit



LME chief seeks mandate to reform 140-year-old bourse

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:01:20 GMT

Impetus for change as exchange challenged by greater competition from rivals



Arnault walks away from fraught Hermès stake

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:57:49 GMT

French fashion tycoon concentrates on Dior where he had early success



Virgin Money: not like other banks, lending apart

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:18:49 GMT

For shareholders, ‘what makes us different’ may become harder to discern



Arnault tightens grip on LVMH with Dior buyout

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:07:25 GMT

French billionaire sells out of Hermès and says he will shun M&A to focus on empire



Dole Food plans return to US stock market

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:59:38 GMT

Debt-laden group eyes IPO after being taken private just 3 years ago



Green hits back at MP criticism over BHS

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:55:37 GMT

Labour politician says retail billionaire has not done enough to keep knighthood



Soho House secures £275m refinancing

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:52:32 GMT

Revenues at private members’ clubs fail to keep up with expansion costs



Liquid lunch — with pea protein

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:34:53 GMT

Meal replacement powders are increasingly popular with young professionals



Carpetright says ‘tougher trading’ will hit profits

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:28:57 GMT

Shares slide as retailer forecasts earnings at lower end of expectations



Whitbread warns of consumer spending slowdown

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:55:27 GMT

Costa Coffee and Premier Inn under pressure from rising competition



Greggs the baker gives taste of work to ex-prisoners

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:04:32 GMT

High street chain’s hiring strategy is repaid with loyalty from hard-to-place employees



Whole Foods woes whet rival’s appetite for a deal 

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:01:34 GMT

Albertsons said to be exploring a bid after activist investor demanded changes 



Why are hedge funds raising their bets against US malls?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:00:38 GMT

Level of short interest in some of the largest operators has been increasing steadily



Albertsons explores bid for grocer Whole Foods

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:59:20 GMT

Supermarket deal could be one of the largest take-privates in recent years