Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats is moving its 8x350ml milk drinks range into price-marked packs (PMP).

Spar Brand is launching a new impulse range of own brand popcorn consisting of Sweet & Salted and Salted flavours.

Cadbury has extended another of its brands into the chocolate bags category, with the launch of Cadbury Fudge Minis.

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.

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has refreshed its Americana brand with a new visual identity which it says better reflects the quality of its fast food breads.

Westlers Frankfurters will be offering a first-taste of its soon-to-launch Fiery Frankfurter to visitors to the Casual Dining show, at the Business Design Centre London from 22nd-23rd February 2017.

Two new innovations from Fruittella are currently entering the forecourt sector.

Absolut vodka is launching a limited edition bottle, Absolut Facet, which is designed to stand out on shelf.

Maynards Bassetts is launching a new addition to its adult candy portfolio, Wine Gums Tangy, which aims to bring more adults to the sour segment.

Werthers Original Sugar Free is investing in advertising with a £4m TV campaign.

Hovis is revamping of two of its heartland products, Hovis Seed Sensations and Hovis Granary.

Lucozade Energy is extending its Lucozade Zero portfolio with the launch of Lucozade Zero Original flavour.

Nestlé Confectionery is making its second launch in six months from its flagship brand KitKat.

Diet Coke has named Holly Willoughby as its new brand ambassador for 2017.

Premium chilled dessert brand Gu Puds is anticipating a major surge this Valentine’s Day, as Britons opt for a special night in.

Market Deli is introducing a new pack design to emphasise its quality credentials and highlight the fact the crisps are made with authentic deli ingredients.

Butterkist is revitalising its brand with a new packaging design, supported by a £3m marketing campaign across broadcast, digital and print channels.

McVitie’s has launched three new cake bites tubs, featuring Digestives Mini Milk Choc Tiffin, Mini Caramel Crispies, and Hobnobs Mini Milk Choc Teacakes.

Mars Ice Cream is launching its Mars and Snickers ice creams in a tub format.

Cadbury Dairy Milk is launching two Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo variants this month.

Magnum ice cream is launching in a new tub format designed to offer consumers the perfect companion for evenings of indulgence and pleasure.

Tyrrells, the premium hand-cooked English crisp brand, has unveiled its renovated Furrows range.

Carling has unveiled a brand refresh that will be introduced across its full range.

Tic Tac is appealing to digitally-savvy consumers with the launch of ‘Express Yourself’, a campaign which will see the T1 and T100 formats featuring emoticons expressing different emotions.

Following its full launch into the UK grocery and convenience channel in July 2016, Planters, the number one nut brand in the US, is set to air its first UK multimedia campaign.

Walkers is supporting the launch of its new 175g re-sealable sharing packs with an eight-week TV campaign featuring brand ambassador Gary Lineker.

Kerry Foods is launching a new snacking range called GoGo’s, which offer cheese bites alongside a range of nutritious ingredient combinations.

Maltesers is calling for the nation’s support to raise £1m on Red Nose Day as it launches its new campaign, which encourages consumers to #bakeamillion for Comic Relief.

Unilever has lined up a £7m media value planned marketing investment, new freezers and POS materials, promotions and an innovative range of new products to support the impulse ice cream category in 2017.

Walkers has launched a re-sealable 175g Sharing Pack as well as an on-pack promotion as part of its UEFA Champions League sponsorship.

Peperami stands up

01 February, 2017

Peperami is the subject of a six-figure marketing campaign to support last year's launches of its Tex-Mex flavour and Snack Pack format.

Slicing up sales

01 February, 2017

Traybakes delicious goodies are now available in Sharing Slice packs. Varieties include Caramel Shortcake, Cinder Road, Peppermint Crunch and Honeycomb Crunch, their recommended retail prices are based on their ingredients so range from £3.50 to £5.

Burts: better for you

01 February, 2017

Following the success of its Lentil Waves range, Burts Chips is strengthening its 'better for you' line up with the launch of Quinoa Crinkles. With less than 90 calories per packet, Quinoa Crinkles come in two flavours: Sweet Pepper & Chorizo and West Country Cream Cheese. They are available to buy in cases containing 16 packets of 20g bags.

Vital veg and protein

01 February, 2017

A box of Wat Kitchen is low in fat, contains less than 350 calories and provides vital veg and protein. There are two rice and two noodle flavours in the range: Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce with Noodles; Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice; Chicken Tikka with Rice; and Chicken in Chilli and Thai Basil Sauce with Noodles.

Fruity and sour combo

01 February, 2017

Wrigley is combining two of the best-loved flavours from its £35m Skittles range to create a new limited-edition Fruits and Sours flavour. Strawberry, Blackcurrant and Lime flavours from Skittles Fruits have been mixed with Sour Pineapple, Sour Raspberry and Sour Mandarin from Crazy Sours, to create a new taste experience. The new sweets are available in singles (55g), hanging bags (125g) and sharing pouches (174g). Price-marked versions of the 55g (49p rrp) and 125g (£1 rrp) bags are also available.

Biscuits to-go

01 February, 2017

Border Biscuits has extended its range with the launch of Snack Packs which contain eight individually wrapped twin packs in four varieties (Viennese Whirls, Butterscotch Crunch, Divinely Choc Chip Cookies and Crunchy Oat Crumbles).

Personalised breaks

01 February, 2017

KitKat is kicking off 2017 by giving consumers the chance to win their very own personalised pack.The promotion features across a range of packs, including four-finger and Chunky singles, multipacks and two-finger biscuit packs. There are 1,000 winning packs up for grabs every day until March 29, 2017, and 56,000 packs in total over the course of the promotion.

Sparkling debut

01 February, 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching a lightly sparkling variant of Glacéau Smartwater. It comprises vapour-distilled spring water with added electrolytes and just the right amount of carbonation to create a "distinctive clean and crisp taste". The new product is available in a 600ml PET bottle and a six x 600ml multipack. To support the launch, retailers will be supplied with point-of-sale material that highlights the new sparkling water alongside the original variant.

Traybakes are now available in sharing slice packs. Varieties include Caramel Shortcake, Cinder Road, Peppermint Crunch and Honeycomb Crunch, and recommended retail prices are based on their ingredients so range from £3.50 to £5.

Whole food brand Cranks has relaunched this week with a new range set to hit the shelves and reinvigorate the vegetarian ‘Food to Go’ market.

Carlsberg UK’s revitalisation of its flagship Carlsberg brand continues with the launch of limited edition packaging for its 3.8% ABV beer – called ‘The København Collection’ – as part of a planned £15m marketing spend to connect with millennial drinkers.

Kraft Heinz is introducing a new recipe to its Heinz Beanz portfolio to address increased consumer demand for reduced and no sugar alternatives.

The Premier League and Cadbury have announced a three-year partnership, kicking off from the start of the 2017/18 season.

Peperami, the meaty snack brand owned by Jack Link’s, has unveiled a marketing campaign worth a six-figure sum to support the 2016 launches of its Tex-Mex flavour and Snack Pack format.

A new TV advert has been launched this week, at the start of a marketing campaign marking the introduction of Oreo Thins to the UK market.

Doritos is aiming to heat up the snacks market with a dual flavoured tortilla chip.

Artisan crisp company Fairfields Farm is set to add some Mexican flavour to the snack aisle with the launch of Tortillas.

Procter & Gamble is bringing together a group of elite retailers to help boost sales in the convenience channel, across its core categories – Laundry, Health & Beauty, Homecare and Baby.

Spar UK has unveiled a new range of own brand cooking sauces. They form a key part of Spar’s campaign to offer shoppers delicious evening meals for every night of the week.

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