Asda uses its head 

A lettuce featuring three varieties in one head is being rolled out to more Asda stores following a successful trial. Trio Leaf is sold loose with the root still on in a small block of organic compost. 

Cartel allegation 

Irish fruit supplier Fyffes and US company Chiquita Brands International have been issued with EC allegations highlighting cartel activities in the European banana trade. Both pledged co-operation with the Commission. 

Retailers blamed 

Supermarkets have contributed to the decline of UK fruit growers, according to an article in last week's Sunday Telegraph drawn from a forthcoming report by the Competition Commission.