Discounters up 86%

Hard discounters will double their share of the UK grocery market to 10% by 2010, according to a report by consultants Allegra Strategies. It says discounter sales will grow 86% to reach £5.6bn a year.

Organic food fest

The Soil Association will stage its first Organic Food Festival in Scotland from 4-5 November. The Glasgow event will complement the body's English festival, which will take place on 2-3 September in Bristol.

Tates-BHF tie-up

Spar operator Tates has renewed its fundraising partnership with the British Heart Foundation until 2008. Last year, the tie-up raised £120,000 for the charity.