Beef: get imaginative 

The National Beef Association has urged retailers to prepare harder-hitting beef sales strategies this summer, as well as raise prices to put producers into profit. 

Local sourcing drive 

Tesco held a south west sourcing event with 30 regional suppliers in Plymouth this week to discuss NPD and supplier-retailer relationships. 

Seafood champ 

Mike Mitchell, head of seafood sustainability at Foodvest, the parent company of Young's and The Seafood Company, has been named a Seafood Champion 2008 by the Seafood Choices Alliance. Mitchell is the only UK representative in an international list of six seafood business leaders.