Own-label shines

Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons were the biggest winners at The Grocer Own Label Excellence Awards, picking up 13 of the 20 gongs between them.

Mallya buys Scotch

Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya has bought Whyte & MacKay for £595m, giving his UB Group access to 115 million litres of Scotch. It will give the distiller's whisky brands a road into the Indian spirits market.

30-mile credentials

A new TV ad highlighting Waitrose's local sourcing airs on Monday. Waitrose claims to be the only supermarket to define a local product as produced within 30 miles of the store it is sold in - in line with CPRE guidelines.