Poor career image

Some 71% of parents with children aged 12-19 deem a career in retail "unattractive", according to research by Skillsmart Retail. The survey also found that only 9% of careers advisers think retail is the best sector to work in.

PO hails Tates

The Post Office has named Spar operator Tates as its Multiple Partner of the Year for 2005/06. It's the second year running the company has scooped the award, given for meeting sales targets.

Nutrients in profile

A European Food Safety Authority conference on nutrition in Bologna in November will cover nutrient profiling and EFSA's role in the context of new EU legislation on health claims.