Paula Nickolds, managing director of John Lewis: 'Customers are feeling a little less certain of their financial security.' Photograph: Greg Funnell/PA.
Religious and vegan groups had complained about the use of animal fat in making of the polymer fiver. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian.
Charging coffee lovers for every disposable cup they use could cut the number thrown away in Britain by up to 300 million each year, new research suggests.
HSBC is to let customers choose more non-gender specific titles for their retail bank accounts. Instead of Mr, Mrs, Ms or the gender neutral Mx, customers can choose from nine titles including "M" and "Misc", the banking giant said.
Krispy Kreme is changing its name in the UK, reportedly because us Brits just can't seem to say it right. The company has been selling doughnuts in Great Britain for more than 14 years and apparently people are still unsure whether it's pronounced as ...