So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it's the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals...
Elliot Woolley 18 Apr 2019
Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Wisconsin US, is celebrating her 60th birthday. She is a toy. A doll. Yet she has grown into a phenomenon. An iconic figure, recognised by millions of children and adults worldwide...
Gemma Witcomb 11 Mar 2019
The volume of edible food that is wasted is staggering. In 2017, the UN estimated that almost a third of all food that is produced is discarded...
Megan Blake 1 Oct 2018
Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...
Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018
The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres...
Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017
For decades, Ikea has filled homes across the world with bookcases, beds, cardboard boxes and countless tea lights...
Dan Lewis 22 Nov 2017
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25 Sep 2014
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19 Aug 2014
LONDON, UK: Honda will axe 340 jobs by cutting shifts at its factory in western England in response to weak European demand for its cars, the Japanese car manufacturer said.
26 Mar 2014
LONDON, UK: The price of coffee rose to the highest levels for months on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, because of exceptionally dry weather in Brazil which could crimp harvests in the country, the world's biggest producer and exporter.
5 Feb 2014
LONDON, UK: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the largest car manufacturer in Britain, achieved record global sales in 2013, the Indian-owned luxury car manufacturer said.
13 Jan 2014
LONDON, UK: Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has unveiled its first tablet computer, as the supermarket chain seeks to boost flagging sales in its domestic market.
26 Sep 2013
LONDON, UK: A device billed as the world's first ethically sourced smartphone was unveiled in London this week and despite thousands of pre-orders its designer says the project remains a huge gamble.
20 Sep 2013