The Sunday Times said the European parliament has decided that the chemical producing the distinctive taste, extracted from would smoke may contain cancer-causing agents.
A number of high ranking retail executives have all cut their teeth as Mars ‘graduates’ before moving on to senior positions within the industry,according to The Observer.
The list of ‘graduates’ include former Asda men Richard Baker, now the new chief executive at Boots, and Allan Leighton head of the post office, plus Paul Mason, who succeeded Leighton as Asda's head before he went to Matalan, where he left in March. Joint MD at Sainsbury, Sara Weller as well as Justin King, food director at Marks and Spencer.
The Sunday Times said Booots’ new CEO Richard Baker is to put pharmacy signs outside every Boots store as part of his strategy to modernise the chain.
The Co-operative Group has bought Sunshare Vacations, the owner of travel website cheapestflights.co.uk. The Independent on Sunday said Sunshare owns nine travel and accommodation websites selling holidays and flights abroad.