Profit warning

RHM has warned that its profits will be skewed to the second half. In a trading statement it said its culinary brands division had been affected by a hot summer, retailer destocking and an increasingly competitive environment.

Sweet insanity

Confectionery C&C Hancocks is having a "month of madness" next month, offering deals from suppliers including Monkhill and Trebor, allowing retailers to stock up on high-margin confectionery for the autumn.

Chefs get bearings

The 1,200th pupil has graduated from the Compass Junior Chef's Academy - a course run by the Compass Group to promote healthy eating and cooking among young people.