Co-op hub opened

The Co-operative Group has opened a new 312,000 sq ft distribution centre in Coventry. It will service 3,300 Co-op food stores nationwide.

Cookies for charity

Treat chain Millie's Cookies is teaming up with ChildLine and the Variety Club to launch National Cookie Week from

14-21 September. Proceeds from limited edition cookies will go to the charities.

FSA backs City talk

Next year's City Food Lecture will be sponsored by the Food Standards Agency and delivered by Soil Association policy director Peter Melchett on 23 January. The seven City livery companies - bakers, butchers, cooks, farmers, fishmongers, fruiterers and poulters - organise the event.