Marks & Spencer has paid out £60m in bonuses to staff. Chief executive Luc Vandevelde picked up £1.4m for meeting the company's "stretching financial targets". Irish ingredients and consumer foods giant Kerry Group said it was on track to deliver results in line with market expectations for 2002. Wal-Mart has put together a 'study team' of associates to work with new Japanese partner Seiyu to look at ways the US giant can add value to the business. The team will look at store operations, supply and distribution, branding and IT Greencore posted a 45% jump in turnover to E816m, boosted by the integration of Hazlewood Foods for the half year ended March 29. Pre-tax profit increased to E17.9m against E14.7m in 2001. Brewer and pub operator Scottish & Newcastle said group md Guy Dickson will retire later this year. Unilever has signed a record £320m, four-year TV deal with ITV broadcasters Carlton Communications and Granada to advertise products ranging from ice cream to cosmetics. Express Dairies has applied to Postcomm, the postal regulator, for a licence to deliver post from its fleet of milk floats. A sell-off of part of Wolverhampton and Dudley's pub estate and concentration on higher margins in the brewing business hit its turnover in the 26 weeks to the end of March. Its interim results showed turnover down 12.1% to £250m and pretax profits up 2% to £31.3m. A strong performance from its brands helped London brewer Fuller's to better than expected results. Its pretax profits for the year to the end of March were down 4.3% to £14.9m on turnover up 3.4% to £132.4m. Booker has launched a new range of ethnic takeaway meals under the Happy Shopper brand called To Go. Tesco Clubcard users could win round-the-world trips and flights on Concorde over the next three weeks as the multiple cashes in on its deal with Air Miles through its World Cup soccer promotion. Independent ATM supplier Moneybox is moving into Germany. Its parent group, Ambient, has struck a deal with Cologne-based Service Bank, which is part of GE Capital, to deploy up to 2,000 ATMs in Germany. Customs officers have seized three million duty-free cigarettes in a consignment of furniture arriving in Belfast via Antwerp. Shopworkers' union Usdaw claims the decline in trade union membership beginning in the 1980s has been "well and truly reversed". Its membership figures now top 314,000. Northern Foods has appointed former Legal and General finance director Tony Hobson as deputy chairman and chairman of its remuneration committee. {{NEWS }}