News not so sweet

Sales of chocolate bars and bite-size bagged chocolate fell over the past year - with new, healthier snacks and hot weather blamed. TNS data showed chocolate countlines fell 8.6% to £831m, while bagged shelf lines fell 9.7% to £395m [52 w/e 18 June 2006].

Pay Asda be equal

Asda is to pay under 18s the same as older workers doing the same job. National minimum wage rates differ between the two age groups.

Supermarket salary

Supermarkets are among the worst-paying employers, according to a survey in The Guardian of FTSE 100 companies. Tesco paid staff an average £11,594.