After yesterday’s Morrisons extravaganza, normal service is resumed in papers for food and drink news.
The Financial Times returns to news of this week’s sale in a stake in Diageo to a Chinese investors – there’s intrigue over who actually bought the stake, with the drinks giant now contradicting initial reports over the investor’s identity. The FT also reports on falling profits at confectioner Zetar, which has suffered from the demise of pick’n’mix kings Woolworths
The Daily Telegraph reports on a study on why certain food adverts are more successful than others and notes that English apples have made their earliest ever appearance on shop shelves thanks to a cold winter followed the warm spring.
The Guardian, meanwhile, covers a report that has found major variations in the salt content of certain global food brands depending on where in the world you buy them.
In the Independent, there’s a major retrospective on the ready meal, 30 years after the first mass-produced chicken Kiev rolled out of the factory.
And Sainsbury’s boss Justin King is in the Daily Mirror with his top tips for consumers wanting to go green. Shopping at Sainsbury’s may well be somewhere in the list of handy 'hints'.