Encouraging activity

Sainsbury's has opened a dedicated 220,000 sq ft warehouse in Manchester to handle fulfilment for its Active Kids scheme. The retailer is to donate £34m of sports equipment, kit and coaching.

GM rice discovery

Illegal varieties of genetically modified rice have been discovered in European imports. One in five samples tested contained the GM strain, said the European Federation of Rice Millers. The products, some of which came from the US, are being destroyed or returned.

Sweet purchase

The Rowse Honey Company has been bought by Wellness Foods, backed by private investment firms. The price paid is understood to be between £70m and £75m.