James Coombes in their new Milk Tray advert as the company . Photograph: Cadbury/PA Wire

Milk Tray Man is back on television screens after a 13-year absence as Cadbury launches a search for his successor — and this time, it could be a woma(...)

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Image of the week: Tough crowd President Obama this week addressed the Business Roundtable – a bunch of chief executives from large corporation(...)

Coca-Cola is still the nation’s favourite brand

Today, Checkout magazine publishes its annual Top 100 Brands report. Produced in association with Nielsen, the Top 100 Brands is the most accurate bro(...)

One wonders whether an axe will be taken to the 57 varieties. But whatever transpires, it’s been a tasty deal for Warren Buffett

Kraft Heinz, the new company formed by the merging of two food staples, began trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. Heinz, purveyors of 5(...)

Thorntons has become something of a joke in the City for its repeated profit warnings, its failure to sell eggs at Easter or boxed chocolates at Christmas and its constant complaints about the weather being too hot or too cold – or sometimes both. Photograph: EPA

The takeover of a famous British name by an overseas bidder is usually greeted with a chorus of complaints about the erosion of the nation’s industria(...)

ChannelSight chief executive John Beckett: ‘What’s cutting edge is what we’ve developed for after the customer clicks the buy-it-now button.’

Irish technology firm ChannelSight has signed a partnership with Mondelez International that will see the multinational company use its ecommerce tec(...)

Going, going, gone: shrinkflation leads to ‘price increases by stealth’, says Dermott Jewell of the Consumer Association of Ireland. Photograph: Thinkstock

A reader recently bought a Brunch ice cream but, rather than bringing her joy, it saddened her greatly. On the packaging she was promised a thick c(...)

Cadbury said it planned to launch an appeal against the claim, describing the dispute as “one of interpretation”. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Cadbury has been hit with a new Rs5.7 billion (€84 million) tax claim in India in relation to allegations that the Dairy Milk chocolate producer claim(...)

Aw, go on: April Keith at a tea stand in Kurdistan; tea – drunk black and strong as tar, with plenty of sugar – is the foundation of Kurdish hospitality and a gesture Keith never turns down, as it leads to rare experiences: “I’ve sat on top of a mountain at a border outpost drinking tea with two peshmerga soldiers, rifles over their shoulders”

Four years ago I became an economic statistic when I lost my job. I used the opportunity to return to college, having dropped out at 19, and then to r(...)

‘The best thing about the James Joyce is the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in, you can tell it’s a great place to have a pint.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the nomi(...)