Soup deal is done

Premier Foods completed its acquisition of US-based Campbell Soup Company's UK and Irish businesses this week after shareholders approved the £450m deal at an EGM. Premier Foods now owns the Oxo, Batchelors, Homepride and Fray Bentos brands.

Bags of savings

Tesco customers used one million fewer plastic bags in the first three days following the launch of the retailer's new incentive scheme to slash the number of carrier bags used.

Burning issue

New rules on fire safety, due to come into force in October, will mean store owners in England and Wales will have responsibility for the welfare of customers in the event of a fire, the government has warned.