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

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

Burton’s 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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).

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.

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.

Nestlé Confectionery’s 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.

Walkers has extended its £1 price-marked-pack (PMP) range to include Squares Salt and Vinegar flavour, French Fries Cheese and Onion flavour and Walkers Max Steak.

Jameson Irish whiskey has unveiled a new premium, on-the-go offering to the category with the launch of its ready to drink (RTD) cans which are exclusively available to the UK.

Britvic is launching a new single serve 500ml PET bottle for sparkling variants of its juice drink brand, Drench.

To celebrate Galaxy Golden Eggs’ second year in market, Mars Chocolate UK has created a series of short films to highlight the product in the run-up to Easter.

Ginsters is launching two new flavoured rolls – Large BBQ Pulled Pork Roll and Large Smokehouse Steak & Cheese Roll – from Wednesday April 5.

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

Grace Foods UK is rolling out a £1 price-mark promotion for its enriched milk drink Nurishment Original.

Cadbury Dairy Milk has teamed up with Oreo to create two new flavour varieties to whet the appetite of chocolate fans – Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Peanut Butter flavour and Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Mint flavour.

Highland Spring has unveiled a packaging refresh ahead of its summer activity, which includes a new TV campaign.

Heineken has announced it will be launching a new design for Foster’s.

Mentos is setting the scene for a summer of confectionery sales with the launch of Mentos Mix on the Beach, a limited-edition unique flavour pack that delivers fruity cocktail flavours in chewy confectionery form.

The family run biscuit company Bahlsen has announced the launch of a new price-marked mini-bag range spanning its Choco Leibniz, Messino, Waffle and Zoo variants.

Absolut has launched a new flavoured vodka, Absolut Lime.

Premier Foods is launching a range of indulgent Choc Tarts under the Cadbury Cakes brand.

Baileys has added a new variant to its portfolio – Baileys Iced Coffee.

Kraft Heinz is introducing its ‘Irresistibly Tasty’ Heinz Tomato Ketchup creative to the UK following a run in the US.

Tough Mudder deal

01 March, 2017

Ready-to-drink protein brand For Goodness Shakes has launched its biggest-ever integrated marketing campaign a partnership with obstacle event series, Tough Mudder. The deal will see For Goodness Shakes at all 19 Tough Mudder events across the UK and Ireland for the next two years.

A canny move

01 March, 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new Appletiser 250ml can format to help retailers tap into the growth of adult instant consumption soft drinks and consumer preference for premium products.

Tubs of mini treats

01 March, 2017

McVitie's has launched three new cake bites tubs: Digestives Mini Milk Choc Tiffin, Mini Caramel Crispies and Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes.They are available now with an rrp of £2.50.

Versatility of Quorn

01 March, 2017

Quorn, the UK's best-selling meat-free brand (IRI data), has unveiled a £10m brand relaunch. The wide-ranging campaign will be led by major NPD, vibrant new packaging which rolls out this month and new national TV advertising showcasing the versatility of the range and the huge variety of meals that can be made with Quorn.

Holly for Diet Coke

01 March, 2017

Diet Coke has named Holly Willoughby as its new brand ambassador for 2017. Willoughby, who is best known for her presenting work across ITV, said: "I've always been a big Diet Coke fan, right from the original 'Break' ads. The brand is well known for celebrating friendship, fashion and fun, which are all very important to me. I'm excited to be involved."

Limited-edition lemon

01 March, 2017

Nakd has added a Lemon Drizzle bar to its Limited Edition range, replacing the successful limited-edition Nakd Carrot Cake. With 18% value growth (Nielsen data), Nakd continues to out-perform the category, with the limited-edition flavour delivering a significant part of this growth (40%) since last July. Nakd Lemon Drizzle is made with dates, raisins, cashews, almonds, coconut and a tang of real lemons, smooshed together to make an indulgent 'cakey' texture and, best of all, it counts towards one of your '5 a day'. As with all products from Nakd, Lemon Drizzle is free from added sugars, contains all-natural ingredients, is gluten-free, wheat and dairy-free, plus it's vegan-friendly.

Sweet but sugar-free

01 March, 2017

Fruittella has launched sweets with 30% less sugar, and two other products which are completely sugar-free. Fruittella 30% Less Sugar is available in two different flavour variants: Strawberry and Summer Fruits, in resealable pouches that are designed to be shared.

Bagging more adults

01 March, 2017

Maynards Bassetts is launching Wine Gums Tangy in a bid to bring more adults to the sour segment. Following the launch, the Maynards Bassetts Wine Gums brand will return to the small screen in May with a TV campaign that will air for six weeks, as a part of a £6m marketing programme for the brand in 2017.

Lucozade Energy is extending its Lucozade Zero portfolio with the launch of Lucozade Zero Original flavour. The low-calorie drink is available now across all channels in a 380ml price-marked pack as well as a 500ml and 1ltr bottle.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK Limited (STG UK) is set to reinvigorate the small cigar segment with its latest new product launch, Moments Panatella. As the tobacco category braces itself for the impact of EUTPD 2, the company says the new launch will provide retailers with a visible value alternative that will attract existing smokers to their stores.

Top-selling microwavable snack Rustlers is reinforcing its commitment to doubling sales in convenience by 2020 with the introduction of two new products, new packaging and a £2.5m consumer marketing spend.

Monster Energy is giving motor racing fans a chance to enjoy a track day with Formula One star, Lewis Hamilton, as part of a promotion with Mercedes.

Yorkshire Tea has recruited a host of famous faces to star in its latest TV adverts, as part of a new £7m campaign aimed at celebrating the brand as a place “where everything’s done proper”.

Doritos is supporting the launch of its new Heatburst range with a two-month TV campaign that builds on its ‘For the Bold’ positioning.

Hula Hoops is back on TV screens with a creative that aims to remind consumers of how much they love the hoop-shaped snack.

Froneri (formerly R&R Ice Cream) is making four additions to its range of Mondelez ice creams as its looks to replicate the popularity and sales of the confectionary lines within the ice cream market.

Juice brand Tropicana is introducing a new offer for the brand intended to help retailers capitalise on the growing trend for convenient breakfast top ups and meeting the needs of shoppers’ emerging morning habits.

Heineken has announced it will be a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching Capri-Sun No Added Sugar Orange-Lemon 330ml to help retailers tap into the growing demand for low-calorie juice drinks for immediate consumption.

Quorn, the UK’s best-selling meat free brand, is unveiling a £10m brand relaunch which is set to drive brand sales to an all-time high.

The Italian Beverage Company (IBC) has extended its sweet snacking offer for the out of home (OOH) sector with a new range of Simply Biscotti biscuits.

This month will see PG tips return as an official Red Nose Day partner.

The savoury biscuit brand Ritz has launched a new, multi-million-pound campaign to promote its two most recent launches.

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