SAINSBURY’S is integrating all its supermarket counter and self-service retail scales and bakery printers into a centralised system, said to be the world’s first. It will cover its main 450 stores.The project is being carried out in partnership with Avery Weigh-Tronix, and a roll-out programme for the system is nearing completion.

THE Fabulous Bakin’ Boys – whose branded snack products are marketed as ‘unsuitable for grumpy people’ – has joined forces with domestic cleaning company Molly Maid to offer the chance to win a year’s free house cleaning. The promotion is running on over a million packs of chocolate cupcakes in supermarkets across the UK until May.

IN Japan, Circle K Sunkus has launched Brain Buns under the Kachial Hogaraka Time brand. These bite-sized bread pieces are enriched with vitamin B1.

IRWIN’S Bakery has joined with Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke Association to offer health checks for all its staff. Every employee has been given the chance to have their blood pressure tested and be offered one-on-one advice from a heart nurse. The programme forms part of Irwin’s commitment to help reduce the risk of heart disease.