Shopper rage

Up to 70% of consumers believe shopping on the internet saves them time and money, with 80% believing the high street is packed with "inconsiderate" fellow shoppers, according to a survey by Visa.

Nation goes nuts

Sales of nuts, seeds and dried fruit are set to hit record levels this year. Research from Mintel suggests sales will hit the £500m mark by the end of the year, following 50% growth since 2001. Some nuts and seeds are high in Omega-3 and other essential nutrients.

Midlands merger

Ilkeston Consumer Society has merged with the Midlands Co-operative Society. Members voted in favour of the proposal in September.