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Nestle pushed back its target for sales growth as revenue from China slowed even before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Nescafe maker’s s(...)

When 2010 opened its bleary eyes, in the teeth of the last recession, it took our towns and cities a little while to catch up. People hang on, spend t(...)

A yellow vest protester hits a riot police officer with his leg on the Champs Élysées during the 18th consecutive national Saturday protest in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

The authority and competence of President Emmanuel Macron and his interior minister Christophe Castaner have been called into question after hooligans(...)

Starbucks coffee is to be sold by Nestlé.

Nestlé has agreed a $7.15 billion deal with Starbucks to sell its coffee products outside the US brand’s cafe chain as the Swiss group ramps up its US(...)

The enthusiasm over gourmet coffees, and the potential returns from coffee production, have attracted aid organisations, philanthropic foundations and corporations to try lift the livelihoods of war-torn areas through coffee growing.  Photograph: iStock

When Jennifer Poni Joel Donga introduced the stories of fellow coffee farmers in South Sudan to an audience in Paris last year, she was glowing with p(...)

Fresh dairy sales rose 0.6 per cent in 2015 and the operating margin of the business widened to 10 per cent from 9.3 per cent. Danone gets more than half its sales from that business, which makes Activia yogurt and Actimel fermented drinks.  (Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters)

Danone, the world’s biggest yogurt maker, indicated that this year’s sales growth may decelerate as milk costs rise this year, the latest food compan(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

“Electronics is becoming more like the fashion industry. It must be fresher, cleaner, more aesthetic.” Blaine Callard, CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland, at the retailer’s store at Airside Retail Park.Photograph: Alan Betson

In a corner of Harvey Norman’s Dublin head office, there is a bottle of champagne the size of a fire extinguisher. It lies in a glass case bearing an (...)

Coffee beans: some 70 per cent of respondents to a survey across all professions admitted that their working ability would be affected without a daily dose of coffee.   Photograph: Reuters

Journalists and people who work in the media drink more coffee than any other professional group, according to a recent UK-based survey of 10,000 peop(...)

Nespresso coffee capsules manufactured by Nestle. Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker of knock-off capsules that work in its machines. Photo: Bloomberg

Nestle was ordered to pay €500,000 plus legal fees to Ethical Coffee after a French court ruled that Nespresso competed unfairly against the maker o(...)