The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

Higher drink prices have helped Coca-Cola weather stagnant sales overseas and changing consumer tastes in the US, where soda sales have declined over the past decade. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest soft drinks company, posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates after increasing prices and cutting exp(...)

Coca-Cola was the eighth biggest out-of-home advertiser by display value in Ireland in the first half of 2015

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have both increased their investment in out-of-home advertising in Ireland by about 60 per cent, according to the latest review of(...)

Sodastream: having difficulties in reinventing itself

Sodastream ’s promise to invigorate sales by reinventing itself as a health-conscious provider of sparkling-water machines is eliciting a response fro(...)

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(...)

Kraft Heinz is now Mr Buffett’s second-biggest stock investment, ahead of Coca-Cola and International Business Machines. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Warren Buffett helped take over Heinz in 2013 and facilitated its combination with Kraft Foods this year. His prize: a stake of about $24 billion in(...)

‘I’d like to buy the world a treat that doesn’t cause disease’: a still from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest video.

First get “Hilltop” – arguably the most famous television advertisement ever made – into your head. It shouldn’t be that difficult: the 1971 ad for Co(...)

It’s official. Chocolate is good for you. People who eat up to two bars of chocolate a day have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, accordi(...)

Seán Brett: founder and chief executive of Steeltech Sheds 0:25

Seán Brett is the founder and chief executive of Steeltech Sheds. An entrepreneur at heart, Brett’s first business venture was at 13 when he bought an(...)