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Deliveroo is continuing its march into groceries with a major expansion of services across the UK. The food delivery firm is set to offer grocery deliveries to another 125 towns and cities this year, taking the total covered to about 300 overall. (The Daily Mail)

Takeaway firm Deliveroo and 300 restaurant groups are urging the government to run Eat Out to Help Out again when restaurants finally reopen. They said the discount scheme, which gave 50% off meals in August, would boost demand for ailing restaurants. (The BBC)

Many small UK gin and whisky distillers and suppliers are struggling to ship their products to EU customers seven weeks after the introduction of post-Brexit trading rules, the industry has warned. (The Financial Times £)

The Government is confident that its post-Brexit worst-case scenario of disruption from queues of thousands of lorries in Kent has now been avoided. Overall freight flows have returned to the same levels as last year. (The BBC)

Alleged mistakes by Grant Thornton in its auditing of the failed Patisserie Valerie chain have been laid bare in a £225m court claim. Papers lodged by FRP Advisory, the liquidator, say that GT’s negligence meant directors were unaware that the café group had run out of cash. (The Times £)

Former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King has said the Czech firm vying to run the National Lottery could help to revive Britain’s ailing high streets. (The Daily Mail)

British stores could be flooded with “dangerous” bacon and ham from the US, marketed under misleading labels, as the result of a transatlantic trade deal, says the author of a new book based on a decade of investigation into the food industry. (The Guardian)

There has been a “concerning” rise in food businesses operating out of people’s homes during lockdown, according to the food safety watchdog. Many of them are selling food through social media, putting further pressure on a hygiene inspection system that is under strain because of the crisis. (The BBC)

Groceries delivered in 10 minutes are the next delivery battleground, writes the Times. After delivering more than 50 million orders of cheese, toilet paper and vegetables in its home market, Getir has opened five so-called dark stores in London’s Victorian railway arches, with plans to open another 20 in the capital in the next few months. (The Times £)

The world’s second largest brewer wants to look beyond its traditional male-dominated audience, and beyond beer. Dolf van den Brink, the new chief executive of Heineken, said the company will throw more marketing muscle behind low and no-alcohol beers, cider and “hard seltzers” — flavoured alcoholic sparkling water — to bring in female and younger customers. (The Financial Times £)

The billionaire Weston family could be forced to prop up its department stores businesses, which include Selfridges, as coronavirus lockdowns and the removal of tax-free shopping for overseas tourists risk triggering a £680m write-down. (The Telegraph)

Russian discount retailer Fix Price is planning a London stock market listing that could value the company at more than $6bn, according to people familiar with the plans. (The Financial Times £)

There are several reasons why City Pub Group should emerge from the Covid-19 wreckage relatively clear-headed — and be in a position to make cheap acquisitions. (The Times £)

Three of the biggest US grocery chains sell Brazilian beef produced by a controversial meat company linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, an investigation has revealed. (The Guardian)

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