A delay in getting A1 retail planning permission for the former Bristol Cargo Club unwittingly forced Sainsbury to test a new format called Store Club. Safeway looked set to become the first multiple to introduce allergy testing nationwide. Over 200 allergies could be diagnosed, including peanuts and dust mites. A new two dimensional matrix of dots was the latest development in on-line coding which could save retailers millions a year. The Snowflake was suitable for use on flexible materials like bags, plastic film or shrink wrap. Asda cut the price of Anadin Panadol by half to 86p and its own label version from 35p to 24p. But Whitehall Laboratories won an injunction against the multiple to restore the packs to their Resale Price Maintenance level of £1.72. Asda, nevertheless, called on the European Commission to intervene in the battle over price-fixing of branded medicines. David Reid was appointed Tesco deputy chairman. He replaced Victor Benjamin, who held the post for 13 years. Lidl scrapped its 'cash only' policy and started taking cheques for spends over £15. Nurdin & Peacock launched a new forecourt fascia - Food Point - for independent retailers. The first of Booker's four purpose-built regional food distribution warehouses opened at Livingston near Edinburgh. It would supply 30 cash and carries in Scotland and the north of England. Heinz moved its baby range into non foods and announced the introduction of a range of feeding accessories, with which it intended to shake up the £23m category. {{FEATURES}}