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Greggs helped staved off a downturn during this year's heatwave with a range of summer drinks and focaccia-style pizzas.

Retailer French Connection has confirmed it is for sale, sending shares rocketing.

Colman's Mustard maker Unilever has scrapped plans to move its corporate headquarters to the Netherlands following pressure from shareholders.

Tesco is starting to see a pay-off from its takeover of wholesaler Booker with a rise in half-year sales and profits.

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox (21CF) is ending a 30-year relationship with Sky as it sells its 39% stake in the broadcaster to Comcast.

Extreme weather and an "epidemic" of potholes in the first half of 2018 led to a 15-year high in vehicle breakdowns for the AA.

UK bank customers lost more than £500m to scammers in the first half of 2018, according to new figures.

Online giant eBay is piloting a partnership with a city aimed at supporting local retailers.

The treasury has become the latest body to join the fight to improve the business environment for women.

Fashion retailer French Connection has insisted it remains on track to return to annual profit despite revealing widening half-year losses and an £800,000 hit from the House of Fraser collapse.

Credit reference agency Equifax has received a £500,000 fine after a cyber attack in 2017 put the personal information of up to 15 million people was put at risk.

Bricklaying robots which can build a house a day could be the answer to the skills shortage which is holding back East Anglia's construction industry, according to a new survey.

The government has launched a new savings scheme to help people on low incomes start a "rainy day" fund.

Primark owner Associated British Foods (AB Foods) has warned it will take a £20m hit due to the stronger pound.

Bovis Homes has joined a string of housebuilders to overcome uncertainty in the property market after a jump in half-year profits.

Retail sales continued to slow in August despite warm weather-fuelled grocery spending and back-to-school purchases.

A charity has warned that demand for debt help could reach a five-year high across 2018 as people increasingly find themselves struggling to cover essential spending.

Coca-Cola is to buy Costa Coffee for £3.9bn.

Big Six energy companies Npower and SSE have got a provisional green light from the energy watchdog for a deal to merge their retail units.

Accounting firm Grant Thornton has been fined £3m by the industry watchdog for misconduct over its audits of Vimto-maker Nichols and the University of Salford.

Firms in hospitality, hairdressing and social care are being urged to offer jobs to the victims of modern slavery.

Fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley has seen annual profits crash to just £100,000 following a sales slide and hefty writedowns on a property sold in Singapore.

Housebuilding giant Persimmon brushed aside concerns over the impact of the recent interest rate hike as it posted a 13% leap in profits and said customer demand remained resilient.

KPMG has been slapped with a £3m fine for misconduct in relation to audits of fashion retailer Ted Baker.

House of Fraser collapsed owing creditors such as Armani, Diesel and Prada almost £500m, new documents have shown.

Most workers believe they are being monitored by their boss, a new study reveals.

House of Fraser has apologised to customers after cancelling all orders placed online.

Energy companies, the Environment Agency and the Bank of England have been named among the best for offering staff a decent work-life balance.

The "shocking excess" of Britain's boardrooms has been revealed in a report which shows company chief executives have had an 11% pay rise in the past year.

A new campaign to tackle pension scams has been launched as figures reveal victims of fraud lost an average of £91,000 last year.

Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone on Thursday as the technology giant looks to strengthen its position as the world's largest smartphone maker.

Good spending on food and drink failed to offset a wider slowdown in consumer spending last month, new figures show.

Sports Direct and Southern Trains have been named among the most improved brands by UK consumers.

The government has created a culture encouraging companies to bid for contracts at undeliverable prices, a committee has warned.

Time is running out for small businesses to lodge complaints over the way they were treated by Royal Bank of Scotland's controversial restructuring unit.

A new lighter version of the Cadbury Dairy Milk bar containing 30% less sugar is to go on sale from next year as part of industry efforts to respond to the obesity crisis.

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