Contemporary cool

Waitrose has launched a new range of chilled ready meals called Contemporary Convenience designed for the health-conscious. Each meal contains at least one of the five recommended daily portions of fresh vegetables, and packs feature the retailer's new nutritional traffic-light labelling

Green thinking

Asda is to sponsor the Green Awards, a scheme designed to recognise environmentally sustainable practices. The retailer will be backing the best packaging design category.

Davidoff buy

Imperial Tobacco has acquired the worldwide Davidoff cigarette trademark from Tchibo Holding for £368m - subject to clearance by German competition authorities.