Australian wine brand Wolf Blass is bringing back its Limited Edition Rugby Label campaign – coinciding with the start of the Six Nations Championship.

Wrigley is combining two flavours from its £35m Skittles candy portfolio to create a new limited edition flavour combination.

Following the introduction of its Cake on the Go range in April, Premier Foods is launching Cadbury Mini Rolls Raspberry in a twin-pack format.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new £4.5m advertising campaign to support Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

Walkers is launching a new re-sealable 175g sharing pack to give retailers more opportunity to tap into the sharing segment which has grown by 15.9% in the last five years, plus an on-pack promotion as part of its UEFA Champions League (UCL) sponsorship.

Nestlé Confectionery’s flagship brand KitKat is kicking off 2017 by giving consumers the chance to win their own personalised KitKat pack as part of a new promotion.

Quorn is unveiling two new TV commercials which will run until the end of February, reinforcing its position as the highest media-spending brand in chilled and frozen.

Plymouth-based artisan crisp producer, Burts Chips, is strengthening its Better For You range with the launch of its new lighter snack, Quinoa Crinkles.

Bottled wine brand Barefoot Wine & Bubbly is launching Barefoot Pink Pinot Grigio.

Premier Foods is introducing a new seasonal range of Mr Kipling cakes for Easter to complement its existing Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges.

Mint brand Trebor is back on TV screens this week as part of a £3.4m marketing campaign which aims to promote the newest addition to its portfolio, sugar-free Trebor Mighties, after its launch last Autumn.

Ridged crisp brand Walkers Max is launching two new flavours into impulse stores; Max Salt & Malt Vinegar, a new addition to the core range, and limited edition Max BBQ Pulled Pork.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new lightly sparkling variant of glacéau smartwater. The new product is available in a 600ml PET bottle and a 6x600ml multipack.

Kinder has launched its latest range of Kinder Surprise Pink and Blue eggs, containing Barbie and Justice League toys, under license from Mattel and Warner Bros.

Big biscuit brand Oreo is hoping to recruit under-45s with its latest launch. Its current range is bought by this age group for their kids but brand owner Mondelez hopes the introduction of its new Oreo Thins will appeal to the purchasers themselves. Oreo Thins are thinner and more delicate than traditional Oreos but still have a layer of creamy filling and are said to be ideal for the mid-afternoon 'nibbling' occasion.

Pancakes love Nutella

09 January, 2017

Nutella's 'Pancakes Love Nutella' campaign is returning to screens this month courtesy of a £1.3m media investment. It aims to reach 99% of mums, from now until Pancake Day, which this year falls on Tuesday, February 28.

Mini Penguin launch

09 January, 2017

McVitie's has launched Penguin Mini Biscuits in a new multipack format which contains individually bagged mini penguin-shaped biscuits. The new pack, which has an rrp of £1.69, has a forecasted retail sales value of £1m, and is said to be a mark of "McVitie's continued commitment to innovation in the sweet biscuit category".

Park Group powers up

09 January, 2017

In a partnership with Active Nutrition International (ANI) and its PowerBar brand, Park Garage Group has launched into the sports nutrition/protein category. It began with a trial across 10 sites to test how popular the category would be in-store. The trial was a big success and, as a result, the range will be listed across the Top 50 Indies main estate, with ANI becoming the 'Category Captain' for the sector and providing insight and support on how to optimise fixtures for shoppers.

Maryland bites back

09 January, 2017

Maryland Cookies will, from next month, be available in bitesize form. Maryland Cookie Bites in Choc Chip and Choc Chip Caramel varieties both coated in milk chocolate will be launched in a pouch format with an rrp of £1.49. The introduction will be supported by digital activity across the brand's social media feeds, dedicated pos material and sampling activity. Manufacturer Burton's Biscuits says the launch answers the need for an indulgent evening treat that can be shared with family or friends.

Orange is Squash'd

09 January, 2017

Britvic has added an orange flavour to its Robinsons Squash'd family. At the same time, the brand is unveiling a new design that highlights the brand's zero sugar credentials to consumers across the entire pocket Squash'd portfolio. Containing real fruit in every drop and with just two calories per serve, the new Robinsons Orange Squash'd aims to help consumers enjoy drinking more water on-the-go.

Improved jerky

09 January, 2017

Meatsnacks Group is launching a new Men's Health Fuel Beef Jerky that has been developed to create a "great tasting jerky with improved flavour and texture". With the assistance of Men's Health magazine subscribers, the new recipe was developed throughout last year with a new pack designed to portray the natural ingredients that are used within the marinade of the jerky. The new product is now also available in a smaller pack format of 30g, which gives the consumer a handy, snack-sized pack.

Killer energy drinks

09 January, 2017

AG Barr has added Rockstar Revolt to its energy drinks range. There are two 500ml zero-sugar varieties: Killer Citrus and Killer Cooler; and they come in impactful camouflage-covered price-marked cans of 99p.

Piper's new flavour

09 January, 2017

Pipers Crisps is launching its first new flavour for nearly four years next month: Atlas Mountains Wild Thyme & Rosemary, which is gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Pipers also recently announced that its entire range of nine flavours of premium crisps is now gluten-free. Alex Albone, founder of Pipers Crisps, said: "Almost all of our range was already gluten-free but now, with just a small change to some of our ingredients, we've been able to ensure all our crisps now meet this requirement.

Dairy Crest has introduced a new pack design for dairy spread brand, Clover.

Meatsnacks Group is launching a new Men’s Health Fuel Beef Jerky that has been developed to create a “great tasting jerky with improved flavour and texture”.

Oats brand Moma has launched a new look range of Porridge Sachet Boxes.

Dessert brand Ambrosia is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a year-long on-pack promotion and new packaging and giving away a total of 1,200 prizes which reflect its Devonshire heritage.

AG Barr has added Rockstar Revolt to its energy drinks range. There are two 500ml zero-sugar varieties: Killer Citrus and Killer Cooler; and they come in impactful camouflage covered price-marked cans of 99p.

Quaker Oats is giving shoppers the chance to win ‘out of this world’ prizes, in its latest on-pack promotion.

Wrigley has unveiled refreshed packaging for its Extra White sugarfree gum. Featuring a new bold red stripe to help consumers easily distinguish the popular variant in Extra’s flavour portfolio, the new look is being rolled out across all formats in all channels.

product news: CDM back on TV

06 January, 2017

Cadbury Dairy Milk is going to be back on TV screens with a campaign that kicks off this week.

Warburtons is kicking off the new year with the launch of a new product - Toastie Pockets.

Burton’s Biscuit Company is moving its cookie brand into the sharing sector with the launch of Maryland Cookie Bites.

Volvic is kicking off the New Year with a multichannel marketing campaign, Find Your Volcano.

Cadbury Creme Egg has unveiled its first new creative campaign in four years. Under the platform “It’s Creme Egg Hunting Season”, the 30-second TV ad will premiere on 4th January and viewers nationwide will be able to see it during The Voice Special on 7th January.

JTI is launching an advertising campaign for its new Logic LQD vaping products range. With the strapline, ‘effortless precision’, the adverts are designed to highlight the product’s advanced e-liquid refiling system.

Park Garages has introduced the protein bar category into its stores following a trial with Active Nutrition International (ANI), the parent company to PowerBar.

Nutella will be returning to screens with a campaign running up until Pancake Day, which this year falls on Tuesday 28th February.

Pipers Crisps will be launching its first new flavour for nearly four years in February.  Its new Atlas Mountains Wild Thyme & Rosemary is the latest addition to the company's range.

McVitie’s has launched McVitie’s Penguin Mini Biscuits in a new multipack format. Offering individually bagged mini penguin shaped biscuits, the launch has a forecasted RSV of £1 million.

Oats brand MOMA is extending its breakfast range with the launch of its new Apple & Cinnamon Porridge Pot.Rolling out in January 2017, the new flavour is gluten free, dairy free and Vegan Society approved. It is the second product in MOMA’s range of dairy free Instant Porridge Pots, and is described as being full of naturally sweet apple pieces, flaked almonds and topped off with cinnamon. It contains no refined sugar, provides consumers with slow release energy, as well as key vitamins and minerals required for a healthy breakfast.

Mars Petcare has launched a range of meaty casseroles under its Whiskas cat-food brand. The range is described as being complete and balanced, with natural-looking, meaty chunks providing a totally new Whiskas texture sensation for our furry friends.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new ‘twist’ bottle format and label for its Abbey Well Spring Water, designed to be more environmentally friendly and encourage consumers to recycle more.

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has extended its range of cookie mixes with the launch of new Galaxy Double Chocolate Brownie Mix and Skittles Cookie Mix.

AG Barr is set to accelerate demand for its big can flavoured energy brand with the launch of a category-boosting new range, Rockstar Revolt.

Diageo has identified a £455 million untapped sales opportunity for alcohol sales within the convenience sector . To help retailers unlock this sales potential, Diageo has extended its My Store Matters programme with a new category advice initiative called ‘Inspire.Display.Sell’.

Mentos has launched a new on-pack loyalty programme.

Wholemeal bread brand Allinson’s has launched a new product range alongside a full rebrand, with a variety of loaves available in a sizes designed to meet the needs of smaller households.

Ginsters is launching a new limited edition Steak and Tribute Ale pasty in time for the New Year celebrations.

Wrigley’s successful Extra sugarfree gum bottle range is expanding with the launch of Extra Cool Breeze 60 pellet bottles.

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