Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, reported the slowest annual sales growth in five years, hit by stagnant revenue in China. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, reported the slowest annual sales growth in five years, hit by stagnant revenue in China, its second-largest(...)

Cees’t Hart steered FrieslandCampina through a large merger and substantial growth in Asia, a key area for Carlsberg. Photograph: Marcel Antonisse/EPA

Danish brewer Carlsberg named a new chief executive yesterday and warned that problems in Russia and Ukraine would weigh on earnings again this year.D(...)

Analysts caution that the road to recovery at Tesco will be a long one

At last, something for the man with the toughest job in retail to smile about: sales at Tesco have returned to growth for the first time in a year.Pri(...)

A woman walks in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2015 past a preview of Budweiser’s ad which was aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.  More than 70 advertisers paid a reported $4.5 million for 30 seconds of air time during Sunday’s American football classic. (Photograph:NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) 3:45

Budweiser capitalised on cuteness with the return of a puppy and Coca-Cola stood out with an anti-bullying message as many brands stirred emotions ra(...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

Aer Lingus finished down 1.9 per cent at €2.37 during a reasonably active session for the stock

Optimism among investors that the European Central Bank will begin quantitative easing later this week pushed stock prices up to a new seven-year hig(...)

Agency shift led by Tesco’s new chief executive, Dave Lewis. Photograph: Reuters

The new boss of supermarket chain Tesco has drafted in the advertising agency behind some of the world’s most famous adverts, BBH, following a disa(...)

Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)

Tesco said it would reduce its capital expenditure for next year to £1 billion, from no more than £2.1 billion this year and cut costs by £250 million a year

Tesco has confirmed there will be no store closures in the Republic of Ireland as the group plans to sell assets and cut costs to fund lower prices(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis announced plans yesterday to staunch the haemorrhage of customers and sales from its UK and Irish operations.Most of (...)