Marmite has been the cause of some embarassment, United Norwest Co-op chief executive Martin Beaumont told 700 delegates at the society's annual supplier conference. It's not the yeast extract that's the problem, but his 11 year old daughter's pet which goes by the same name. Marmite used to be a cute little lamb, but as always happens with young animals, Marmite has grown and is now a sheep. Nevertheless, Marmite is still a valued member of the family and when they go out for a walk in the country, Martin's daughter insists Marmite goes too. Martin reports that they have received some very strange looks from their fellow ramblers, and that Marmite is not very good at stiles. {{COUNTERPOINT }}