Smoke ban ignorance

One in five retail businesses in England does not realise they will have to close their smoking rooms by 1 July when smoking in the workplace will be banned, according to a Department of Health survey.

Heat boosts ice cream

Ice cream sales are up 14.4% year-on-year as a result of the balmy spring, according to Magnum-maker Wall's. With more warm weather to come, sales growth would continue, the company said.

Budgens backs British

Budgens is continuing its partnership with British Food Fortnight for a fourth year. The event, which takes place from 22 September to 8 October, will be promoted in-store and retailers will host activities such as regional food tastings.