As the end of another eventful year draws to a close here at just-food, the team would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Today's newsletter (23 December) will be the last of the year. However, we will be back at our desks on 3 January for business as usual, when we will endeavour to be the first to bring you all the breaking news in the global food industry as 2006 unfolds.