Congratulations to the winners of our Canon Fax Machine competition who were: Jan Wilson from Doncaster, Lynn Collins from Derby and Sean Doyle from Nottingham. M&S is not commenting on reports of a boardroom row over who should succeed Sir Richard Greenbury as chief executive. Lever Bros UK chairman Aart Weijburg has been appointed director, detergents, Hindustan Lever, India. Young's pretax profit was up 26.9% to £3.4m in the six months to September 26. The brewer's sales were up 4% to £41.4m, thanks partly to a strong performance in the take home trade. Peter Lowrie Cash and Carry of Newcastle was named Wholesaler of the Year in the first Landmark awards while Parfett's at Somercotes won the accolade Cash & Carry of the Year. The category for Delivered Wholesaler of the Year was won by JW Grey of Lerwick, while a Special Achievement Award went to Blakemore's. Asda is selling Internet ready PCs for £499. Dillons has linked up with Vodafone to sell Top-Up cards from all 531 of its convenience stores. Dillons will also be stocking Pay As You Talk phones in 250 of its stores from December. NFF, the cakes, biscuits and confectionery group, reported a 24% rise in pretax profits to £630,000 for the half year to September. It says current trading for Christmas is positive. Londis says its wholesale sales have risen 11% year on year to £277m in the first three quarters of the year. A net rise in membership of 100 stores to 1,800 helped fuel the rise, as did the programme to redevelop existing stores. M&S is offering Northern Ireland Food & Drink Club members the chance to earn money off vouchers. Food From Britain hosts Seizing Export Opportunities at London's Savoy Hotel on December 15. Details: Wendy Nash on 0171 468 8554. Somerfield has awarded ICL a multimillion pound five year contract to provide services and support for point of sale equipment, back office PCs, services and in-store systems. Iceland subsidiary Woodford Foodservice has bought Caterfish ­ an independent supplier of frozen foods and fresh fish to Midlands caterers. David Carter has been appointed trade relations manager by the Association of Convenience Stores and has recruited his first associate member ­ Twinings. Brewsters has opened a store in Preston's Guild Hall Arcade selling discounted brands of food and non food. It is the company's third store and will be its flagship outlet. Londis will be supporting retailers this Christmas with national tabloid press ads. Colman's Norwich plant has been voted 1998 Factory of the Year by Management Today and Cranfield School of Management. The Martin Retail Group has completed its four-year £10m project to install EPoS till technology throughout its 800 outlets. {{NEWS }}