Black Friday turns some people into crazed animals desperate to secure more meaningless stuff at slightly reduced prices.

We recommend avoiding the rush for rubbish, and if you have an interest in food sustainability and innovation, keep an eye out for special online offers to be at Seeds&Chips in Milan next year. The leading annual food innovation summit is on from 6 to 9 May. Read our key takeaways from this year’s event for a flavour of what to expect.