The industry's great and good will be cajoled to dig deep into their pockets for the Grocery Aid charity when an auction is staged at next week's IGD Glitter Ball in London. But a little bird tells us that SmithKline Beecham has smartly used e-mail to make an early £5K bid for the chance to play a round of golf with senior members of the Tesco team.They've also bid a further five thousand smackers to spend a couple of hours with Safeway's boss, Carlos Criado-Perez, touring one of his stores. How many other suppliers will take the chance to win an expensive hobnob with big customers? {{COUNTERPOINT }}