National BBQ Week will run from May 19 to May 26 this year. The event will be run as a stand-alone' event by National BBQ Promotions Ltd, in tandem with the American National BBQ Association.
National BBQ Week had been operated by BMI Brand Marketing Group which went into liquidation in December.

CIRIO STEP DOWN
Sergio Cragnotti, the boss of troubled Italian food giant Cirio, has stepped down from the company he founded.
Cragnotti resigned after weeks of talks with creditor banks who had called for his departure. He will remain a non executive board member.
Cragnotti will be replaced as chairman by Giovanni Fontana while Gianfranco Cianci and Roberto Calavolpe succeed him as co-chief executives.

Conveco grows
South west c-store chain Conveco has boosted store numbers from 53 to 64 since its formation in 2001. A further three stores are in the pipeline, said MD Allen Hutchby. The key focus for the year is bedding down new IT.



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