Pressure on Cadbury Schweppes not to close its Keynsham factory has increased after the UK's largest trade union Unite published an internal memo showing huge sales growth in October, which meant the shutdown was unnecessary, it argued. The memo boasted a 15% rise in sales, driven by chocolate sales up 19%.

Unilever has been targeted by an internet guerrilla campaign juxtaposing raunchy images from an ad for its Axe body spray with a Dove video that urges parents to protect their kids from the negative images of women. The Times reported that Unilever now faced allegations of hypocrisy and double standards in its treatment of women as a result of the footage, which has been put on YouTube.

Dorset Cereals is heading for a sale that could value the business at more than £50m, following the appointment of corporate finance house McQueen to advise on strategic options. The cereal company was likely to attract interest from a range of trade buyers, with potential bidders including Wellness Foods and Weetabix, predicted the paper.

Tesco has called on the Bank of England to cut interest rates as soon as possible, saying the risk to the economy posed by inflation was far lower than the threat connected to a downturn in consumer confidence. Tesco claimed in the newspaper that inflation had been massively overblown.

The Sun revealed how a disabled couple were reprimanded by Tesco for taking too long over their shopping. Wheelchair-bound Roland Hodgson and wife Pauline were threatened with a £100 fine, it reported, after the couple spent four hours in the Trowbridge Tesco Extra. With their daughter, the couple had spent almost £300 at the store, the paper said.