Elizabeth McMeikan is to join the board of Dalata Hotel Group.

Hotel group Dalata has appointed JD Wetherspoon board member Elizabeth McMeikan as an independent, non-executive director. Ms McMeikan, who worked pr(...)

The Pudding founder Gillian Horan: ‘We have really ambitious international plans.’

Gillian Horan’s The Pudding is going places. The commercial and creative brand agency is expanding with a host of international clients and plans to c(...)

Does a new car  really smell good or do you just think it does? Photograph: iStock

What with it being the bank holiday and all we thought we’d return to our entirely random and incredibly occasional Ask Us Anything series. In the pas(...)

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(...)

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