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Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

Mulberry has finally realised its handbags are too expensive

When you issue your second profit warning in three months, soon after your chief exec resigns, something has got to give.

 

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OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

17 April 2014

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

 
 
Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau

Why China's anti-corruption drive is hammering Diageo and Remy Cointreau

17 April 2014

A Chinese government crackdown on wining and dining means less whiskey sales. The drinks giants need to guard against emerging market turmoil.

 
 
Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

Tesco's Philip Clarke cannot get by on blind optimism alone

16 April 2014

Shares in Tesco are actually up by just under 3.7%, after it reported sales had dropped by 6%. But it still hasn't worked out a strategy to compete with discounters.

 
 
Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

Starbucks will pay more UK tax by moving its HQ to London

16 April 2014

The coffee chain says it wants to be closer to its caffeinated British customers. Margaret Hodge is still not impressed.

 
 
Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

Sky and TalkTalk are going to launch their own fibre broadband network

15 April 2014

The two providers have joined forces to take on BT and launch an 'ultra-fast' network in York.

 
 
Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

15 April 2014

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

 
 
Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

Diageo is going deeper into emerging markets

15 April 2014

Just as everyone else is getting out of emerging markets, Diageo is taking the brave step of increasing its presence in India by buying up its biggest spirits manufacturer.

 
 
Debenhams' profits dive as House of Fraser sales hit record

Debenhams' profits dive as House of Fraser sales hit record

15 April 2014

The department store has promised decisive action. Shareholders are appeased for now.

 
 


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