Rowntree jobs go

Nestlé is to cut 645 jobs at its Rowntree factory in York. One quarter of the workforce is being axed as production of a number of brands, including Smarties, Black Magic and Matchmakers, is moved to the Continent.

That's entertaining

Sales at the Waitrose Entertaining home dining catalogue service are rising 23% year-on-year, boosted by celebration cakes.

Healthy knowledge

Teaching children about food is an effective way to increase their knowledge about healthy eating, said Northern Foods. It said its PhunkyFoods programme in Leeds primary schools had increased children's ability to identify healthier choices by 34%.