Nestlé chief executive Mark Schneider. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Nestlé has entered exclusive talks to sell its skincare business to a group led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs (€9.02 billion) in what (...)

Kraft Heinz took a $15 billion (€13 billion) writedown in February to reflect a decline in the value of some of its biggest brands

Kraft Heinz’s chief executive is leaving the food company after a profit warning that shook the global consumer goods industry. Bernardo Hees will be(...)

A Penneys store  in Dublin.  ABF  revealed its Dublin-headquartered Penneys/Primark company was likely to increase sales in the first half of the year by 4%. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY Results: Whirlpool. TUESDAY Results: JetBlue Airways, Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola. Indicators: Euro zone budget and debt to GDP ratio(...)

Face value: Opté Precision Skincare System by Procter & Gamble

The world’s biggest consumer goods groups are planning a new generation of products for supermarket shelves – from heated razors to intelligent toothb(...)

Colgate said  foreign exchange headwinds shaved 5% off its fourth-quarter sales. Photograph: Getty Images

Colgate-Palmolive gave a sombre outlook for 2019, saying it expects profits to decline this year as the strong dollar continues to exacerbate its emer(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan on his way to winning gold in the Pommel Horse at the  European Championships at the SSE Hydro   in Glasgow. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about Johnny-come-lately bandwagoners attaching themselves like limpets to sports they never once showed any(...)

Consumer goods group Colgate-Palmolive said first-quarter sales came in below its expectations. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Consumer goods group Colgate-Palmolive said first-quarter sales came in below its expectations due to stagnant demand in Latin America – its biggest m(...)

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Südzucker, Alphabet, Hasbro, Whirlpool, Xerox. Indicators: Euro zone composite, manufacturing and services PMI flash (Apr); German (...)

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards take place. Partner Kevin McLoughlin, centre, says the  finalists, spread across 10 sectors, are reflective of the strength and diversity in Irish business.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography

Monday Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone consumer confidence flash (Oct); UK business optimism index (Q4), industrial trends orders (Oct); US(...)

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