in brief

== 3663 makes top 20 ==

3663 is number 19 in the 2007 Sunday Times list of the UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For. Heather Angus, director of HR and development of 3663, said: “You have to be a truly outstanding employer to make the Top 20.”

== Prime Meats awards ==

Prime Meats, the specialist meat supplier of Brakes, has picked up two Gold Awards in the BPEX Foodservice Pork Product of the Year Competition. Prime Meats was awarded Best Innovative Pork Product for Pork Bell Roast and Best Cured Product for Gold Dingley Dell Premium Ham.

== Self-checkout Spar ==

Henderson Group, owner of the Spar, Eurospar, Vivo and Vivoxtra franchises in Northern Ireland, is the first Northern Irish c-store operator to introduce a self-checkout system. It is being installed at its Dundonald Spar store.

== Londis sandwiches ==

Retailers are ordering 30,000 Londis sandwiches each week since their launch at the beginning of January and Londis claims this number is set to double over the next few weeks.

To support this offer in store, a free POS kit is available to all retailers who order the sandwiches.

== Gourmet Pasta ==

Woodward Foodservice has added three new gourmet pasta dishes to its frozen food range: Loch Fyne smoked salmon panzotti on squid ink pasta; Butternut squash sage large tortelli; and Mozzarella, sun dried tomato and pancetta ravioloni.

== Spar’s 50th birthday ==

Spar has planned celebrations throughout the whole of 2007 for all Spar retailers, staff and shoppers to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK.

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