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product news: Vimto unveils RTD drive

Vimto has announced a nine-month distribution drive for its RTD (ready to drink) range.

product news: Mentos lines up four new launches

The mint and gum brand Mentos has four new launches lined up for this summer.

product news: Absolut enters RTD market

Premium vodka brand Absolut is entering the ready-to-drink (RTD) market with a range of premium cans called Absolut Mixt.

product news: Ginsters launches two new sandwiches

Ginsters is launching two new limited edition sandwiches - Hunters Chicken and Ham Hock & Piccalilli - which will be joining the range throughout the summer from Wednesday July 26.

product news: DSL introduces new air freshener range

Forecourt promotions company DSL Group has joined forces with confectionary giant Millions to launch a new range of branded air fresheners.

product news: Pot Noodle expands into pasta

Pot Noodle is launching a new range, featuring pasta recipes in a convenient snack pot format.

Releasing the Boost to 40m consumers

Boost's latest Release the Boost campaign, which is running through the summer, covers radio, outdoor, digital and new online activity using Facebook Live, in total aiming to reach over 40 million consumers. The Facebook Live activity launches on June 16, with four live streams of Boost's new online game show broadcast through the day.

Still move for Monster with new Hydra launch

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is adding non-carbonated energy drinks to its successful Monster line-up. Called Monster Hydro, the drinks come in three distinct flavours: Tropical Thunder, Mean Green and Manic Melon.

Cadbury teams with the Premier League for promo

Cadbury is launching its first on-pack promotion following its new partnership with the Premier League. Up for grabs are 10 personalised Premier League match day experiences for two, 50 pairs of match tickets every week, 200 Premier League replica footballs and up to 200,000 free Cadbury bars.

Three Pot Pasta recipes join Pot Noodle line up

Unilever is adding Pot Pasta to its Pot Noodle range, featuring the nation's favourite pasta recipes in a convenient snack pot format. Rolling out next month, the Beefy Bolognese, Creamy Carbonara and Cheesy Broccoli variants will be supported by a £2m 'You can make it the Italian way' marketing campaign, which includes out-of-home advertising.

Pork Farms' Great Summer Giveaway

Pork Farms has launched the Great Summer Giveaway across millions of packs. Shoppers simply enter a code off the promotional packs online, and each code will be entered into a draw to win the top prize of a £45,000 motor home or one of 100 free holidays.

Asti is latest to join I Heart wine portfolio

Asti is joining Copestick Murray's flagship I Heart range, which continues to perform strongly and is now a top 20 UK wine brand and worth £46m. Indeed I Heart Pinot Grigio and I Heart Prosecco are the UK's favourite wines in the impulse sector (Nielsen data).

Kinder Bueno goes mini for the sharing market

Ferrero is tapping into the sharing opportunity with the launch of Kinder Bueno Mini (rrp £2), which are the classic Kinder Bueno in bite-sized, individually wrapped portions.

product news: Kellogg's cuts sugar in cereal bars

Kellogg’s has changed the recipe for the three products in its cereal and milk bar range to cut the sugar levels.

product news: Nature Valley recruits brand ambassador

Britain’s number one female tennis player Johanna Konta has become the first UK brand ambassador for Nature Valley.

product news: Hovis sets out on sampling campaign

Hovis has launched a nationwide sampling campaign encouraging trial and creating awareness for Hovis Wholemeal loaves.

product news: Tangerine adds to Vimto range

Tangerine Confectionery has launched a new addition to the Vimto range: Vimto Remix Bon Bons.

product news: Southern Comfort offers relief from election fatigue

Southern Comfort is offering consumers a break from the General Election by inviting them to “Join our CANpaign”.

product news: Lucozade Sport gives commuters free journey

Lucozade Energy has launched a high-profile summer marketing campaign with an innovative sampling activation.

product news: Desperados unveils on-pack festival promotion

Heineken’s beer brand Desperados has launched an on-pack promotion highlighting the brand’s sponsorship of three of the biggest music events taking place across the country.

product news: Walkers re-launches Sensations range

Walkers is re-positioning its Sensations range as “a feast for the senses”, which will include updating its entire portfolio with a modern, premium packaging design, as well as the introduction of three new flavours.

product news: CCEP evolves with new Glaceau variants

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched three new Glacéau smartwater sparkling flavoured variants with zero sugar, zero calories, and all natural flavours in a bid to help retailers offer more choice to consumers.

product news: Walkers rebrands oven Baked range

Walkers has rebranded its Oven Baked range. The new packs will highlight the 50% less fat element, while still delivering the same taste.

product news: Häagen-Dazs targets millennials

Luxury ice-cream brand Häagen-Dazs has announced a partnership with experiential innovators Bompas & Parr, which forms part of a significant brand re-set positioned to target a broader consumer demographic.

product news: Nestlé ups milk in Milkybar

Nestlé Confectionery has increased the amount of milk in its Milkybar recipe, making it the brand’s number one ingredient, but it claims the taste will remain the same.

product news: Tangerine invests £1m in sugar portfolio

Tangerine Confectionery is investing £1m in its branded sugar portfolio.

product news: Energizer partners E-bike supplier for promotion

As part of a strategic move to communicate the benefits of Energizer EcoAdvanced, its longest lasting AA/AAA alkaline batteries made with 4% recycled batteries, Energizer has partnered with E-bike supplier, VOLT.

product news: Kinder Bueno extends into bite size sector

Ferrero is tapping into the £1.15bn sharing bag opportunity this spring with the launch of Kinder Bueno Mini (MRSP: £2.00); the classic Kinder Bueno in bite-sized, individually wrapped portions.

product news: Wrigley adds to Hubba Bubba range

Wrigley is introducing two brand new flavours to its Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape portfolio.

product news: sampling push for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a nationwide sampling campaign to drive consumer trial and support sales of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, which is now the fourth biggest cola brand within grocery & convenience in Great Britain.

product news: Britvic extends Purdey's campaign

Britvic has announced the continuation of its #ThriveOn campaign for its multivitamin drink brand, Purdey’s, partnering with British actor, DJ and celebrity, Idris Elba for the second year running.

product news: Haribo Frenzy makes come back

Haribo Frenzy, the brand’s limited edition campaign, is back and offering a taste of summer with new flavour twists of Starmix and Tangfastics.

product news: Kerry Foods launches trade competition

Kerry Foods is aiming to help retailers grow snacking sales this summer with a new competition, giving retailers 15 chances to win £150 worth of experience vouchers.

product news: CDM offers chance to adopt a cow

Families will be given the chance to adopt a cow in forthcoming Cadbury Dairy Milk on pack-promotion.

product news: Highland Spring unveils campaign

A new multi-channel campaign, spearheaded by a new TV advert, is the latest in a series of milestones for the Highland Spring brand as parent company, Highland Spring Group (HSG), continues its programme of investment to drive growth in bottled water.

product news: Evian celebrates Wimbledon connection

Evian is celebrating the 10th year of its partnership with Wimbledon with a new month-long Live Young campaign, which launches on May 29 with an investment of over £350,000.

product news: Cadbury previews Premier League promotion

Cadbury has announced its first, and broadest, on-pack promotion following its new partnership with the Premier League, which offers consumers the chance to win the ultimate football experience.

Baywatch boost for Rockstar Energy

AG Barr is backing Rockstar with an on-pack promotion linked to the new film version of iconic TV show Baywatch. Running through to June, it gives shoppers the chance to win the Ultimate VIP Miami Experience, including pool party and luxury yacht trip, as well as daily prize bundles, via a ring-pull winning code mechanic.

New Lucozade app aims to get more people moving

Lucozade Sport is launching a new app as part of its Made to Move initiative. This is being used to encourage the nation to get more active through prize incentives.

Despicable Me 3 eggs from Kinder Surprise

Kinder has joined forces with Universal's forthcoming summer blockbuster Despicable Me 3 for its latest range of Surprise eggs. Available later this month, they will contain the instantly recognisable Minion characters until August. Rrp is 92p. They will be supported with in-store activation, kicking off mid-May for eight weeks. Retailers can get their hands on free pos by visiting

New summer special sarnie from Urban Eat

Urban Eat has launched a limited- edition 'summer special' the Coronation Chicken sandwich, which is available until August 20.

Bikinis and trunks for summer Orangina bottles

Orangina is gearing up for summer with new 'Bikini and Trunk' packaging for its 420ml bottles. Sporting eye-catching beachwear, the limited-edition designs are rolling out now. Already worth £9.8m (IRI data), Orangina continues to go from strength to strength, growing by 46.7% in the past 52 weeks.

Infusions for a Feel Good experience

Feel Good Drinks is launching the Infusions range naturally flavoured waters that contain no added sugar.

A crazy new addition to the Maoam range

A new addition to the Maoam range is Crazy Roxx, a bag full of irregular shapes in blue raspberry, strawberry, orange, lemon and apple flavours.

Heineken encourages consumers to open up

Heineken's latest campaign Open Your World encourages consumers to broaden their horizons and see that there is more that unites us than divides us.

Sampling drive for Cawston Press

Cawston Press will be sampling its cans of sparkling drinks at more than 60 consumer events this summer. The drinks are made using pressed fruit as opposed to fruit concentrates, and contain no artificial colours or flavourings. They are also very low in calories at just under 100 per 330ml can. There are six flavours: cloudy apple; rhubarb; ginger beer; elderflower lemonade; gooseberry; and cucumber & mint.

product news: Food Doctor targets forecourt sector

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor is targeting the forecourt retail sectors this summer with the launch of its four-strong range of nutritious and flavoursome Popped Crisp Thins.

product news: CCEP adds to Monster portfolio

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has extended its energy portfolio with Monster Hydro. Monster Hydro is a non-carbonated energy product, and will be available in three flavours: Tropical Thunder, Mean Green and Manic Melon.

product news: Walkers repositions Sensations

Walkers is aiming to inject multi-sensory excitement into the savoury snacks category this year by re-positioning its Sensations range.

product news: Mars Chocolate unveils Mars Choc Brownie

Mars Chocolate UK has announced a new variation to the Mars bar – Mars Choc Brownie.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 24 July 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands115.3357.90125.01114.79
North East114.6459.90124.42114.29
North West115.4951.90125.52114.98
Northern Ireland114.44121.70113.75
South East116.3148.90125.76115.34
South West115.8161.90123.70115.00
West Midlands115.5562.90126.47115.00
Yorkshire & Humber115.27127.08114.68

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