Organic expansion

Planet Organic, the organic and natural food retailer, has finally secured funding from shareholders to help it expand within the M25. The company, which owns three London stores and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, aims to open four more urban stores.

Food at WH Smith

WH Smith has extended its food range to a further 20 of its travel retail stores. The range includes desserts, yoghurts, healthy snacks, fresh juices and breakfast options. It has also increased confectionery and snacks in its high street stores.

Hotline calls go cold

A hotline set up to help small businesses deal with red tape has been scrapped by the Scottish Executive after taking just four calls last year.