Athletics sponsor
Spar is to again sponsor the European Athletics Championships. It is the third time the retailer will have sponsored the event, which begins on 7 August in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Water sales soar

Sales of bottled water in Waitrose stores rose 61% year-on-year in the last week of July as shoppers sought refreshment in the heatwave, according to the retailer.

Hospital tenders

The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency is calling on food suppliers to tender for contracts to supply hospitals with meat and poultry, milk and cream, and bread and morning goods. The deadline for expressing an interest in the contracts is 7 September.