Adverts from drinks companies warning about the effects of binge drinking could be failing because young people take pride in their drunken exploits, according to the Telegraph. Research indicated that young people viewed adverts that showed someone being thrown out of a nightclub or passing out in a doorway as a typical ending to a fun night out.
The Prince of Wales' food label Duchy Originals will have no geese this Christmas after thieves stole £20,000 of birds from a farm in Devon. The organic birds were set to be sold at Sainsbury's. Farmers Rona and Nevil Amiss, who have supplied Duchy Originals with poultry since 2001, have vowed never to keep geese again.
The rising cost of food and fuel has driven the price of goods from British factory gates to a 16-year high, raising doubts about easing monetary policy next year. ONS figures, reported in The Independent, showed the annual output price inflation for all manufactured products hit 4.5%. Factory gate prices were up 0.5% as raw material costs rose.
Waitrose MD Mark Price has attacked rivals for duping customers with their price-cutting. Price told the paper that competitors such as Tesco and Asda regularly funded cheaper prices on products by pushing up the price of others. Price cuts would be announced by his rivals in January, he said, but gross margins would still be higher at the end of the year than at the start.