Newstrade probe call

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents has asked the OFT to consider referring newspaper and magazine supply to the Competition Commission. In May last year the OFT proposed a review of the newspaper code of practice.

Blind drunk - literally

Drinks retailers are being warned to watch out for a vodka that could cause blindness if consumed. Thousands of litres of the 1806 Christoff brand were seized by HM Revenue & Customs - but there are fears the product could have already hit shelves in some areas.

Richmond upgrade

Smarties ice cream supplier Richmond Ice Cream has ploughed £4.5m into upgrading and refurbishing its factory at Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire.