Share of profits offer

The Co-operative Group has unveiled plans to give its customer members a share of profits though a relaunched dividend card. The group hopes the new card will help membership swell from 60,000 people now to four million by 2010.

Weybridge protest

Tesco faces a storm of protest in Weybridge, Surrey, after it closed a One Stop store near a recently opened Tesco Metro. Locals are furious that they will now have to go into town to pay bills, which they could previously do at the One Stop.

Talks on plant closure

As The Grocer went to press, the GMB union was meeting with Northern Foods to discuss company plans to close Trafford Park Bakery in Manchester.