Please see below M&C Report’s round up of this weekend’s papers: Jamie Oliver plans another restaurant chain Jamie Oliver is planning to launch another restaurant chain after the success of Jamie’s Italian. The new venture will be called Union Jack’s although other plans are at an early stage. It is not even clear what type of cuisine the chain will offer. Jamie’s Italian was launched three years ago, with sales rumoured to be averaging £70,000 per site per week. It now has 18 branches with another five set to be opened in the next few months. The Sunday Times Tea producer plans tea shop chain Twinnings, the tea producer, is planning to trial a tea shop concept. Brand ambassador Stephen Twinning said the company was hoping to trial a new store that would have a more contemporary twist than the 295-year-old outlet n the Strand in central London where visitor numbers have doubled to 5,000-a-week over the past two years. Twinning said, though, that the company was not yet comfortable with the idea of takeaway tea. He added: “We’ve looked at all sort of ways, but we haven’t yet come up with the right formula. You can’t put tea into a plastic cup – it just doesn’t work.” The new store, likely to open by the end of next year, would probably include a tasting area for customers. The Mail on Sunday Majestic Wine plans to double estate Majestic Wine is expected to double its estate of shops in the wake of a 20% increase in profits, increasing store numbers from 165 sites to 300. The company has seen its profits rise after decreasing the minimum number of bottles customer must buy from 12 to six. Profits are understood to have risen 20% to £19.5m in the most recent year. The company is thought to have benefited from increased sales in the wake of the administration of rival Oddbins. Majestic has become well-known for converting unusual buildings to shops - an old cinema in Clapham and a former motorbike showroom in Wimbledon are examples. The Sunday Times Von Essen auditor in spotlight Auditors for luxury hotel chain Von Essen could come under scrutiny over claims that its earnings and valuations were wildly overstated. Grant Thornton has been the company’s auditor for the past three years. But administrator Ernst & Young has found that earnings before interest and other items were “materially overstated” showing about twice that of the actual amount. A similar picture is emerging of the valuation of the hotel assets, which are thought to be worth about half their £430m book valuation. A source said: It is highly likely the auditors will face action over this, although these things tend to take a while.” The Mail on Sunday Diageo to fund pregnancy alcohol campaign Spirits producer and Guinness brewer Diageo is to fund a scheme to alert midwives and pregnant mothers to the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The company has pledged more than £4m to pay for a training programme run by the National Organisation on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. Under the plan, which starts today, Diageo will put its name to the education of 10,000 midwives and 1,3m million pregnant women over the next three years. It has denied that the scheme, which it has signed as part of the Health Secretary’s responsibility deal, was a “promotional exercise”. Professor Ian Gilmore, chairman of Alcohol Alliance UK, said: “To really make a difference, education and information must be backed-up by tougher action on the price, availability and marketing of alcohol.” The Independent on Sunday Tesco registers vast array of brand names Supermarket Tesco has quietly registered a large number of exclusive names for its own products as part of an ambitious scheme to build a large stable of global brands. The company has seized on the rights to names destined to be on products as diverse as hand tissues, drinks and electrical products. A small number of the brands have appeared on shelves in recent weeks, referred to internally as “venture brands”, which shoppers are unlikely to identify as Tesco’s own. They include ice cream brand ChokaBlok, which is pitched at a similar price to Haagen-Dazs, and pet foods Lathams and Nutricat. Bryan Roberts, director at Kantar Retail, said his company had discovered more than a dozen other names that had not yet appeared on the shelves, including Halo sanitary products, Gut Feeling health products and tissue paper Trumpet. The Mail on Sunday New book claims UK teens have worst alcohol problem in the world Psychologist Aric Sigman has published a book called Alcohol Nation that claims young teenagers in the UK are more likely to get drink than in any country in the world – and UK figures for under-age drinking are twice as high as those in France, the UK or Italy. Worst in the North-East where kids aged 11 to 15 down an average of 18 units of alcohol a week – that’s nine pints of beer or one-and-a-half bottles of wine. He warns: “Drinks is now the biggest drug problem facing Britain today. “Culturally, alcohol is in our blood but it’s literally making its way into our children’s blood, and at alarmingly younger ages.” Dr Sigman claims: One in three 13 to 15-year-olds has been drunk at least twice; the incidence of kids rushed to A&E for drink-related incidents is up 32% in four years; girls outnumber boys three to one in terms of landing up in hospital with alcohol poisoning; the number of children with serious liver problems is up 50% in ten years. Dr Sigman recommends the minimum age to begin consuming alcohol should be raised to 24. The News of the World Question raised over Groupon deals The consumer watchdog Which? has launched an investigation into group buying sites such as Groupon after consumer complaints. Groupon offers daily discounts of between 40% and 90% to its customers. The discounts are only activated if a certain number of people sign up. Even though Groupon takes up to half the face value of the vouchers, retailers and restaurants sign up because it helps them attract business on quieter days. One of the most common complaints is that Groupon offers are for restaurants that have closed down. The Sunday Times Cheap UK wine sales see huge rise Sales of cheap wine made in Britain from imported grape juice are booming amid rising prices in the traditional import market . But UK wine producers say there is widespread confusion about the difference between “British” wine and “English” wine, which is made from grapes grown in this county. British wine is not made from home-grown grapes. It is fermented and bottled in the UK from imported grape juice. British wine can cost around £2.99 a bottle and sales have grown by more than 50% in the past year. The company CWF says sales of its British wine brand Silver Bay Point have risen by 657% in the past year. The Daily Mail UK crisp kings of Europe Britons are among the biggest snack eaters in Europe. Each person in the UK spent more than £55 on crisps last year, more than double our nearest rival Germany which saw a £22.50 spend-per-head. Overall, the UK consumed 300 tons of snack in 2010, worth £2.47 billion and a quarter of all sales in Europe. The Daily Mail Pubs sector in a dangerous place Times columnist Martin Waller has argued that the effects of public spending cuts have not yet been felt in the pub sector. The first half of 2011 has seen pubs benefit from good weather and the extended holiday running to the royal wedding from Easter. Pubs companies in the south-east have also benefited from regional out-performance. One drinks company executive recently claimed, Waller reports, that his industry was “dead north of Watford”, which might explain the relative under-performance of JD Wetherspoon which has a wide geographical spread. “It will, I believe, be a tough couple of years even if the Olympics gives the South East at least another fillip,” adds Waller. The Times