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Product news: Zeo invests in brand relaunch, new no-added-sugar range and celebrity ambassador

The all-natural, low-calorie soft drink Zeo is celebrating a major brand relaunch to mark the introduction of a new, no- added-sugar range and a year-long celebrity partnership with Caroline Flack.

Product news: Carling Premier relaunched

Carling has announced the official re-launch of its premium lager, Carling Premier. Carling Premier has been given a distribution boost and will now be widely available across both the on and off-trade.

Product news: Healthy vibes from Tangerine Confectionery's new 'feel-good' popcorn

This summer Tangerine Confectionery, the manufacturer of a wide range of popular retro confectionery lines and Butterkist popcorn, is launching a new brand, Vibe Feel Good popcorn.

Product news: Summer twist on new 10m 'Share a Coke' campaign

Coca-Cola European Partners is bringing back its Share A Coke campaign but with a summer twist. Launching in May, the iconic logo on bottles of Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Diet Coke will be replaced by the names of the worlds top holiday destinations.

Product news: Mars launches Galaxy Swirlers

Mars Chocolate UK marked National Tea Day on April 21 by launching of Galaxy Swirlers, an addition to the Galaxy portfolio.

Product news: Ginsters previews poster campaign

Ginsters is launching a six-sheet poster campaign across the UK from May 8 which will run for four weeks.

Product news: Lucozade Sport pays tribute to boxer

Lucozade Sport is unveiling a tribute to Anthony Joshuas life, ahead of the world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko, on April 29.

Product news: Health and on-the-go lifestyles key drivers for soft drinks sales, says Britvic report

Soft drinks producer Britvic has revealed that with healthier and on-the-go lifestyles very much on the agenda, there is plenty of opportunity for growth of the soft drinks category in the convenience sector.

Product news: Nestle cuts sugar in KitKat

Nestl Confectionerys flagship brand Kitkat is introducing a new recipe across its milk chocolate range - with each chocolate bar now containing extra milk and cocoa and less sugar supported by a multi-million pound advertising campaign.

Product news: Diageo puts RTDs in PMPs

Diageo has relaunched its ready to drink (RTD) range with six new price-marked packs (PMPs) to help retailers take advantage of a 38m sales opportunity provided by Premix, the only RTD category currently in growth.

Product news: Cadbury Roundie biscuit launched

Mondelez International is unveiling its first Cadbury biscuit in the UK with the launch of Cadbury Roundie.

Product news: Quaker Oats introduces overnight pots

Quaker Oats is introducing a new Overnight Oats pot, which is made by adding milk in the evening, refrigerating and consuming chilled in the morning.

Product news: Doom Bar sponsors British & Irish Lions

The British & Irish Lions rugby team has announced that Cornwall-based Sharps Brewerys premium cask beer, Doom Bar, has become an official sponsor for the 2017 tour to New Zealand.

Product news: Bottlegreen expands portfolio

SHS Drinks, which produces bottlegreen, the UKs best-selling elderflower drink, is expanding its portfolio of premium sparkling presss, cordials and mixers with the spring launch of bottlegreen Sparkling Infusion.

Two new large tasty pastries from Ginsters

Ginsters is launching two new flavoured rolls. The Large Smokehouse Steak & Cheese Roll is made with British steak, West Country vintage Cheddar cheese, onion and a smoky barbecue seasoning, all wrapped in a light puff pastry. The Large BBQ Pulled Pork Roll is made with British pulled pork and sausage meat in a BBQ sauce with onions, again wrapped in puff pastry.

Bounty added to Mars Protein bars range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has announced the latest extension to its protein products range with the launch of the Bounty Protein Bar. The new bar has 200 calories with 19g of protein and is said to deliver all the "blissful taste" of the coconut blend that consumers know and love. It joins the existing Mars and Snickers Protein bars.

Sweet Nights In with Mars chocolate lines

Mars has launched the Sweet Nights In promotion across Maltesers, Galaxy, M&M's, Mars, Snickers and Twix.

Pepsi Max adds extra spice to cola category

Britvic is spicing up the cola category with the launch of Pepsi Max ginger.The drink is said to have a "distinctive, enticing taste" with the added benefit of containing no sugar. It is available in 330ml single and multipack cans, 500ml, 600ml, 1.5ltr and 2ltr bottles. Launch is backed by a campaign that includes TV and sampling.

Rustling up two new Gourmet burgers

Microwavable snack brand Rustlers is tapping into the high street gourmet burger trend with the launch of two Gourmet flame-grilled burgers, both made with 100% beef, in a brioche bun. The Classic includes cheese, streaky bacon, American-style mustard mayo and tomato relish, while the BBQ has cheese, streaky bacon, crispy onions and a smoky BBQ sauce. In addition, there is a new look for the existing Rustlers range.

Independents get two exclusive flavours

Two new flavours of Lucozade Energy are available exclusively to the wholesale channel.

Country Choice hatches fresh Easter products

New to Country Choice's Easter range are nests comprising a biscuit base with mixed fruit jam, marshmallow and a chocolate flavoured coating, all topped off with a chocolate egg. Packed in 20s, they have an rrp of £1.29.

Wall's new ices launch into snacking market

Unilever has launched a £7m Talking Ice Cream marketing campaign to promote its new Snacking range. The three products in the range Wall's Solero Strawberry Smoothie, Feast Sandwich and Wall's Duo carry rrps of 80p in a bid to tap into the under £1 on-the-go snacking opportunity.

Nibbles now in handy on-the-go packs

Following the successful launch of McVitie's Digestives Nibbles, which have achieved over £15m in retail sales since launch, two new handy packs are being introduced.

product news: Ribena redesigns entire range

Ribena is aiming to boost sales with a vibrant packaging redesign across the entire range.

product news: Oasis introduces sour flavours

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched two new sour flavours for Oasis and a multi-million pound marketing campaign.

product news: McVitie's launches Digestives Nibbles Handy Packs

Following the launch of McVities Digestives Nibbles, the biscuit brand has announced the launch of McVities Digestives Nibbles Handy Packs.

product news: AG Barr invests 5m in Rubicon

AG Barr is investing 5m in Rubicon Spring, the range of products which combine sparkling spring water with fruit juice with 15 calories or less per bottle.

product news: Orangina dons beach gear

Orangina is gearing up for summer with new Bikini and Trunk packaging for its 420ml bottles.

product news: Vimto moves into flavoured water

Vimto Soft Drinks, is venturing into the flavoured water category for the first time with its new product, Vim2o, a still spring water drink, flavoured with Vimto and it contains no added sugar.

product news: Smint unveils fresher breath mint

Smint has developed a three-layered mint that it claims can guarantee clean breath for up to two hours. Containing ingredients to reduce the causes of bad breath, such as magnolia extract and zinc, Smint Clean Breath is available now and supported by a media brand campaign.

product news: Jacob's adds to Cracker Crisps range

Jacobs will be extending its Jacobs Cracker Crisps range with the addition of two new seasonal flavours for summer Mature Cheddar Ploughmans, and Roast Chicken, Thyme and Lemon, as part of a bigger Cracker Crisps campaign in 2017.

product news: Walkers launches pay day promotion

Walkers has launched an on-pack promotion and what it describes as its biggest ever campaign to date.

product news: Robinsons adds new range

Britvic Soft Drinks has launched Robinsons Refreshd, containing spring water mixed with real fruit, which is aimed at busy consumers looking for something different to drink immediately.

product news: Merrydown revamps look and range

SHS Drinks is launching a new lighter, lower strength, lower-calorie crisp apple variant of its Merrydown cider brand, in a bid to tap into the moderation/healthier living trend.

product news: Quorn unleashes ad campaign

Meat-free brand Quorn is launching a new TV advertising campaign as a key sales driver in its 10m brand relaunch.

product news: Jack Daniel's adds to premix range

Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey has announced it is introducing the first cocktail, Jack Daniels Lynchburg Lemonade, to its premix range.

product news: Colman's launches into snacking

Colmans has entered into the snacking category for the first time as it has partnered Snaffling Pig Co to launch Ham and Colmans Mustard flavoured pork crackling.

product news: Naked introduces cold-pressed range

Naked is launching a range of cold-pressed juices.

Product news: Fanta reimaged by CCEP

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reimaged Fanta, the fruit flavoured sparkling soft drink.

Product news: Mars Chocolate unveils Google link to Sweet Nights In

Mars Chocolate UK is launching Sweet Nights In, which incorporates five out of the nations top 10 chocolate brands, as a new on-pack promotion which will offer consumers money off their latest in-home entertainment through Google Play.

Product news: Fish 'n' Chips launches fans campaign

Burtons Biscuit Company is announcing its biggest ever on-pack promotion for its 14m Fish n Chips brand with the Join our Fans campaign a 12-week partnership with ticketmaster.

Product news: Singha brings 330ml can to UK

Molson Coors and Singha Beer have announced the launch of their 330ml can in the UK.

Product news: ginger variant joins Pepsi Max range

A new ginger variant has been added to the Pepsi Max range, which it says is the first cola and ginger combination to hit the UK market.

Product news: Weetabix on the go adds chocolate flavour

The breakfast drink Weetabix On The Go has added a new chocolate flavour to its Protein range to bolster its presence in the on-the-go breakfast market.

Product news: Peperami unveils new pack design

Peperami, the meaty snack brand owned by Jack Links, is launching a new pack design and outer case format to increase brand awareness, shelf presence and drive sales.

Product news: Vimto extends Remix range

Vimto is adding a new flavour to its Vimto Remix sub-range: Raspberry, Orange and Passionfruit, which available exclusively for the wholesale and convenience channels in a 500ml price-marked pack (PMP).

product news: Irn-Bru rolls out Xtra variant

Irn-Bru has announced the national roll-out of Irn-Bru Xtra, a new fuller-flavoured variant containing Xtra Irn-Bru taste and no sugar.

product news: Heineken launches alcohol-free lager

Heineken has launched an alcohol-free lager Heineken 0.0. Heineken says it will be supported by a 2.5m marketing investment to address the key category consumption barriers: taste perception and social stigmatism.

product news: Polo rolls out new pot format

Nestl Confectionerys mint brand Polo is launching a new format. Polo Pots are recyclable plastic pots each containing 44 mints and available in three best-selling varieties: Original, Sugar Free and Sugar Free Extra Strong.

product news: Lucozade Energy issues wholesale exclusives

Lucozade Energy is launching two flavours, Blackcurrant Bliss and Pineapple Punch, exclusive to wholesale.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 17 April 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands119.95131.24118.34
North East119.40130.73117.21
North West120.01128.97118.13
Northern Ireland119.1063.50117.39
South East121.0958.50129.83119.18
South West120.38128.30118.45
West Midlands120.3661.57130.37118.53
Yorkshire & Humber119.72129.97118.08

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