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product news: Tropicana stages flavour vote

Juice brand Tropicana is introducing its first juice flavour campaign.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats expands range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a new frozen dessert and two new hot chocolate products.

product news: Jenny Wren introduces sub-£10 Christmas Box

Jenny Wren, the Kentish chocolate firm, has introduced its first Christmas box for what it calls the “neglected” sub-£10 gifting category.

product news: Doritos partners Xbox for promotion

Doritos is partnering Xbox for the very first time, to offer shoppers the chance to win 70,000 Xbox prizes including the new Xbox One X.

product news: Ribena revamps cartons

Ribena is disrupting the cartons segment with the launch of an exclusive new flavour, Pineapple & Passion Fruit.

product news: McVitie's unveils Halloween cakes range

McVitie’s has launched a cakes range, with new-look Halloween inspired packaging and content full of expected and unexpected ingredients to cater for Trick or Treaters, lunchboxes or party foods.

product news: Snack-a-Jacks offers on-the-go option

Snack-a-Jacks has launched new ‘Minis’ in order to provide shoppers an on-the-go option for the brand.

product news: New water category gets Actiph

Actiph Water is making claim to the launch of the first alkaline ionised bottled water in the UK. The new product focuses on balance and hydration, and has been through a three-stage process which includes purifying spring water, adding electrolytes and supercharging by ionisation.

product news: Smint rejigs support for Breast Cancer Care

Sugar free mint brand, Smint, is moving its support for Breast Cancer Care from Smint Strawberry Mix, to one of its fastest growing products, the Strawberry XXL Smint Tin.

product news: Diageo highlights independent alcohol opportunity this Christmas

With 28% of annual off trade alcohol sales taking place over the festive period, Diageo has extended its My Store Matters advice to help retailers tap into the sales opportunity.

product news: TV ads spearhead Wolf Blass marketing campaign

Wine brand Wolf Blass has launched a through the line marketing campaign celebrating its award-winning history, fronted by a new TV advertising campaign in the UK.

product news: Britvic introduces on the go Purdey's can

Britvic is set to extend its range for multivitamin drink brand, Purdey’s, with the launch of a 250ml can format.

product news: Urban Eat seals deal with Booker franchise outlets

Following a trial across 27 convenience stores, sandwich brand Urban eat is being made available to all Booker franchise outlets.

product news: Walkers adds Bugles BBQ to PMP range

Walkers has extended its £1 RRP price-marked-pack (PMP) range to include Bugles BBQ.

product news: Grace Foods launches slim can Coconut Water

Caribbean food and drink supplier Grace Foods UK has launched a new slim can Coconut Water range.

product news: Kerry Group majors on Halloween

Kerry Group's Mattessons Fridge Raiders brand has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event.

product news: Schweppes makes major investment

The mixer brand Schweppes has announced what it describes as its biggest GB investment in more than 200 years.

product news: Warburtons reveals new advert with Peter Kay

Bakery brand Warburtons has unveiled its latest ad campaign, Pride & Breadjudice, which features Peter Kay in the starring role.

product news: Curly Wurly and Picnic add new packs

Curly Wurly and Picnic are now available in medium-sized bags. New Curly Wurly Squirlies and Cadbury Picnic Bites follow the likes of Cadbury Fudge, which was successfully extended into the medium bitesize category in February.

product news: Big Bear Confectionery adds limited edition

Big Bear Confectionery has announced a new limited-edition variant to be introduced to its Fox’s Glacier range: Fox’s Glacier Berries.

product news: Cofresh unveils Diwali campaign

Indian snack brand Cofresh is this year supporting Diwali, the festival of lights, with a wide range of in-store and consumer-focused promotional activity during its first ever ‘Share the Light’ campaign.

product news: Strathmore water increases athletics involvement

Strathmore water has been announced as the national supplier of bottled water for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018. 

Sturridge becomes first Nurishment ambassador

Liverpool and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, has been named as Nurishment's first-ever brand ambassador. Initially he will promote the Nurishment Filling Station, the brand's first gaming app, challenging gamers to beat his score, with the highest scorers getting the chance to play against him.

Pumpkin Spice Oat So Simple for Halloween

Quaker Oats is launching a limited-edition Pumpkin Spice variant for Halloween. It comes in a sachet format (eight per pack) with an rrp of £1. The launch is supported by a social media campaign and in-store pos and theatre. According to Nielsen, half of UK adults who buy Halloween foods are looking for choices that are new, fun and convenient, so the launch is in response to this.

New Nut Butter duo from Nature Valley

Nature Valley is capitalising on the popularity of nut butters with the launch of the first cereal bars with a filling made with real nut butter. There are two varieties: Peanut and Almond. They are made with 100% wholegrain oats and barley and contain a smooth filling made with real nut butter. Peanut is expected to be the best seller. Both variants boast high fibre and contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

Crisp 'n' Fin joins Fish 'n' Chips snacks line up

Burton's Biscuit Company has added Crisp 'n' Fin to the Fish 'n' Chips range. Described as a thinner, crispier variant targeting sharing occasions, it is available in Salt & Vinegar and Sour Cream & Chive varieties in 150g bags, rrp £1.59.

Oasis marketing spend handed out to consumers

Coca-Cola European Partners is running a 'Win a Cut of Our Remaining Marketing Budget' promotion on Oasis. Active until November 5, it gives consumers the chance to win between £17.61 and £661.48 of the brand's £34,672 marketing budget. One lucky person will also receive a bonus prize of £1,515.58.

Rubicon partners with England cricket teams

Rubicon has become the Official Soft Drink of the England Cricket Team. The three-year deal involves partnerships with England Men's, England Women's and England Disability teams across Test, One-Day and T20 matches.

Halloween takeover for Kerry Foods' brands

Mattessons Fridge Raiders has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event.

Softmints make their debut in convenient pots

Trebor Softmints are now available in a new pot format. The convenient 100g pots (rrp £1.70) in peppermint and spearmint flavours have been created for consumers on-the-go, making them ideal for desktops at work, in a bag for the daily commute or in the car for long journeys.

Bounty, Galaxy and M&M's now in cookies

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a three-strong range of chocolate cookies. There are three variants: Galaxy Chocolate Chunk Cookies with real Galaxy pieces, Bounty Soft Baked Cookies with flakes of coconut and chocolate chunks and M&M's Chocolate Cookies with real chocolate M&M's inclusions.

Jacob's Creek's French-inspired Le Petit Rosé

Australian wine brand Jacob's Creek is launching a new French-inspired premium rosé.

Curly Wurly and Picnic go into medium bags

Curly Wurly and Picnic are now available in medium-sized bags. New Curly Wurly Squirlies and Cadbury Picnic Bites follow the likes of Cadbury Fudge, which was successfully extended into the medium bitesize category in February.

Yorkie goes pro with new protein-enriched bar

Nestlé Confectionery is tapping into the protein trend with the launch of the Yorkie Pro protein enriched bar. Each 42g bar contains 10g of protein from protein-enriched milk chocolate and wheat protein crispies. Rrp is £1.50. Retailers are recommended to display it off-shelf at launch in order to capture shoppers attention, and position on the main confectionery fixture in the long term.

New Snickers packs deliver hunger symptons

Mars Chocolate UK is launching Who are you?, a new on-pack promotion which gives consumers a fun way to tell their friends how they're feeling. New packaging builds on the Snickers 'You're Not You' campaign, with the brand flag on Snickers' packaging changed to 21 different hunger symptoms including 'cranky', 'forgetful' and 'drama mama'.

Free movies with crisps and confectionery

Two of the biggest names in impulse products are running promotions that give consumers access to free films. Nestlé Confectionery has teamed up with Sky Store for its promotion where consumers will receive a £5.99 Sky Store Buy & Keep movie voucher in return for collecting four promotional packs from its range of sharing bags.

product news: Jacob's Creek adds new Rosé

Jacob’s Creek, the wine brand, is launching a new French-inspired premium Rosé, Le Petit Rosé (RRP: £8.00), available from early October.

product news: Yorkie adds protein-enriched variant

Nestlé Confectionery’s Yorkie brand is tapping into a growing trend in the confectionery market with the launch of the new Yorkie Pro protein enriched chocolate bar.

product news: Monster Energy teams up with Assassin's Creed

Monster Energy is teaming up with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, to launch an on-pack promotion offering fans exclusive in-game content and special prizes.

product news: Britvic launches £2m J₂O campaign

J₂O is giving shoppers the chance to win glittering prizes this Christmas with a multisensory, festive quiz to challenge friends and family.

product news: Tangerine brings Softies range back to TV

Tangerine Confectionery is bringing the Softies range back to screens this autumn as part of a £1m investment in its branded sugar portfolio.

product news: Kettle Foods buys popcorn producer

Kettle Foods has acquired Cornpoppers Ltd – a UK popcorn producer based at Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

product news: Nākd revamps breakfast bars range

Natural Balance Foods is offering retailers the chance to grab a bigger share of morning sales with the revamped Nākd Breakfast Bars range.

product news: Kraft Heinz kicks off £8m winter soup campaign

Kraft Heinz is kicking-off the soup winter season with the first strand of an £8m media investment.

product news: Pop Works & Company extends range

Pop Works & Company is launching ‘Glazed & Glory’ and ‘Drizzled Delights’ popcorn variants to tap into the ‘Sweet Treat’ and ‘Pure Indulgence’ occasions.

product news: Nurishment recruits Sturridge as brand ambassador

Liverpool and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, is teaming up with Nurishment, the nutritionally enriched milk drink, as its first brand ambassador.

product news: Nut Butter joins Nature Valley offer

Nature Valley, the cereal bar from General Mills, is set to capitalise on the popularity of nut butters with the launch of new Nut Butter, which it claims is the first cereal bar with a filling made with real nut butter.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats adds to range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has announced a new addition to its growing chocolate spread range - Galaxy Spread - available now in a 200g jar with an RRP of £2.

product news: Pure popcorn range launches in UK

Jimmy’s, one of Europe’s leading popcorn producers, has announced the launch of its Pure popcorn range in the UK, which it claims will be the healthiest popcorn available on the market.

Product news: Nutella B-Ready for a big campaign

Nutella has revealed details of its £2.8m multi-touchpoint investment behind its recently launched Nutella B-ready product – the brand’s first move into the biscuits category in the UK.

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East120.5363.90127.17119.00
East Midlands120.03127.76118.80
London120.3757.90128.81118.85
North East119.80129.71118.46
North West120.19127.87118.63
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Wales120.0459.90126.47118.61
West Midlands120.0865.90128.12118.84
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