Tesco and Sainsbury&'s recent promises to make the world a greener place have fuelled consumer (and media) interest in responsible and ethical shopping with related reports filling the Sunday papers. The Observer Food Monthly asks &'How green is your kitchen?&', debating whether it is possible to do your weekly shop in a supermarket but still be eco-friendly, while the Sunday Telegraph goes shopping for sustainably farmed and organic wild salmon.
Meanwhile, The Observer Food Monthly reports on Fairtrade chocolate brand Green & Black&'s Maya Gold and how it helped save a Belize community that was part of the Toledo Cacao Growers&' Association from destruction.
Later in the week the media kept ethical trading at the forefront with reports that the Co-operative Bank turned away about £10m in business last year on ethical grounds (The Daily Telegraph and The Independent). And The Times reported that a company based in London has produced a plastic bottle that can be thrown on a compost heap.
Meanwhile, boardroom strife at Morrisons continued with reports suggesting that Ian Meakins, chief executive officer of Alliance Unichem, had dropped out of the race to succeed Bob Stott as the next CEO of Morrisons (The Times), while The Observer suggested that deputy chairman David Jones would not be leaving the group until Morrisons&' chairman Sir Ken Morrison leaves in 2008.