Strong ice cream sales

The ice cream market grew 5.5% in value last year to £616m, according to TNS data [52 w/e December 2006], driven by health and indulgence as well as stronger sales outside warmer months.

Netto labels up

Netto is to put front-of-pack GDA labelling on its own-label range. The discounter has also set up a dedicated page on its website to explain how the scheme works.

Healthy families plan

The Department of Health is targeting families with its new Healthy Living Initiative. Public sector organisations, food manufacturers and retailers will be asked to help families live a healthy life through improved diets and increased physical activity.