The Daily Telegraph reported on Tesco's secret conversion of a former warehouse into a mock German discount store. It suggested the retailer was testing ways of competing with stores such as Aldi and Lidl.

According to the Daily Mail major Sainsbury's shareholder Robert Tchenguiz may be sitting on losses of £207m due to the credit crunch and a downturn in the supermarket's share price. Tchenguiz owns 10%, or 170 million shares, in Sainsbury's.

The British are the world's biggest fans of junk food, according to a survey reported in The Independent. Some 45% of Britons agreed with the statement: "I like the taste of fast food too much to give it up." This compares with the 44% of Americans and 19% of French people who agreed with the statement.

Ready meals are more popular than ever among the British public, according to a new government report. The Guardian also reports on the growing complexity of the relationship the British have with their food: one group of people wants its food to be politically and ethically correct; another wants it grown locally and sustainably; and a third says it prefers fast food. Complicated indeed.

Is there such a thing as a green carrier bag? According to The Observer no, not really. Plastic, degradable and paper versions all have their flaws. The paper says what the world needs is honest, simple eco bags. If such a thing exists.

People who drink up to almost two-and-a-half bottles of wine a week have a lower risk of premature death than those who abstain from alcohol, according to Danish research reported in The Times. The study found that moderate drinkers and moderately or very physically active were the healthiest.