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December 2018 articles

France’s embroiled government is set to back down today over a planned fuel tax rise which has prompted widespread protests [...]

4 December

Irish food company Greencore put a smile on the face of its shareholders this morning, posting a rise in profits and pledging [...]

4 December

Consumer spending growth fell year-on-year in November to its lowest level since March as falling confidence continues to impact [...]

4 December

Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley has urged the government to tax online retailers as he put up a spirited defence of his [...]

3 December

Shares in home furnishings retailer Dunelm rocketed over 14 per cent after analysts at Peel Hunt upgraded their recommendation [...]

3 December

American Express’s Small Business Saturday last weekend saw a call to arms to encourage us to shop locally and support small [...]

3 December

Ted Baker has launched an internal investigation into claims its chief executive and founder harassed female staff members. [...]

3 December

Unilever has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s nutritions arm, including Horlicks, a week after press reports the two were in [...]

3 December

Convenience store chain McColl’s today cut its profit forecast for the year, sending its shares tumbling more than 20 per cent. [...]

3 December

Online flower delivery site Floom has raised £2m as it looks to expand across the US over the coming year. [...]

3 December

The haze of a long, hot World Cup summer drove British drinkers to buy more beer in the third quarter than the year before for [...]

3 December

Digital football fan club Otro has received backing worth tens of millions of pounds from venture capital firm 23 Capital ahead [...]

3 December

Shoppers have been warned to be on the alert this Christmas as the number of court cases involving high value fake goods continues [...]

3 December

Luxury furniture maker Smallbone of Devizes has been rescued from going under after finding a new buyer to help save the brand. [...]

2 December

A bottle of Chivas’s oldest ever Scotch whisky has fetched £21,780 at a Sotheby’s auction in London, one of four limited [...]

2 December