Animal welfare group PETA is lobbying Selfridges to stop stocking foie gras. The Independent has learnt a series of protests will be held outside the store before Christmas, and at other stores that sell the product such as Harrods and Fortnum & Mason.
Consumers shopping online at Tesco Direct risk having their card details stolen by a company insider, said the Daily Mail. The information commissioner and the police are investigating after a customer's card details were used in a fraudulent £680 spending spree shortly after recording them with Tesco Direct.
The government has announced a crackdown on baby formula advertising as part of a strategy to get more mothers to breastfeed for at least six months. Under new rules, adverts promoting formula milk for babies that are less than six months old will be banned.
Britons are drinking less beer than at any other time in the past 40 years, prompting the industry to renew calls for a freeze on beer duties. Since 1997, beer duty has risen 27% while consumption has fallen 11%, according to the FT. Higher tax has prompted drinkers to switch from beer to wine, said the British Beer and Pub Association.
Tesco is planning to generate more than half its annual revenue from overseas markets within the next decade, Sir Terry Leahy told The Times this week. He said, in addition to its move to the US, Tesco was considering India and Russia for future expansion.