Supermarket share points

Asda has increased its market share to 16.6% for the 12 weeks to 16 July, 0.1 points higher than last year, according to TNS. However, data for the year revealed it was down 0.1 points to 16.5%. Sainsbury's was up 0.3 points for the year to 16%, while Tesco was up 1.5 to 30.7%.

Premier move on UB

Premier Foods is interested in acquiring parts of UB. In a statement it said: "Premier has formed a consortium with two parties to explore this acquisition. The consortium has made an indicative offer."

New DoH scheme

The DoH is giving a UK roll-out to its Healthy Start initiative in November, under which vouchers for healthy foods are issued to low-income families.Asda results mixed