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Mars' new launch spreads goodness across the UK

Mars Chocolate UK has unveiled a new treat called goodnessKNOWS, its biggest brand launch in the UK since Celebrations. It comprises four snackable squares crammed with fruit, whole nuts, rolled oats and dipped in dark chocolate. It's described as a 'tasty, high-quality and shareable treat' that can be eaten all at once, or broken up through the day.

Two world food flavours added to Pot Noodle range

Pot Noodle has added two new flavours to its line up. Ready to eat in just four minutes, Chicken Korma and BBQ Pulled Pork have been carefully selected to tap into the growing trend for world food, while appealing to consumers who are looking to enjoy a quick, tasty hot snack.

Free gift with every Wall's Pastry pack

Wall's Pastry has launched an on-pack promotion across five million packs of its slices, pasties and jumbo sausage rolls.

Jameson's Ruffles extend with a peppermint variety

Tangerine Confectionery is extending the Jameson's brand with the launch of Peppermint Ruffles.

Functional FitWater - new from Lucozade Sport

Lucozade Sport has launched a new functional water, FitWater. Available in 600ml bottles (rrp 89p), it contains four electrolytes sodium and chloride to help replenish what you lose in sweat, magnesium which contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, and calcium to help with normal muscle function. With an additional £75.8m-worth of value sales in the past year alone (IRI data), water currently accounts for 14% of total value sales of Great Britain's soft drinks. And functional water is the fastest-growing area within the still water segment, with a sales increase of 27.6% .

The Food Doctor delivers to BP forecourts and beyond

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor has bolstered its offering for the forecourt sector with the roll-out of a four-strong range of Goodness Bars. The 40g bars communicate the health benefits clearly and concisely on the back of the pack.

Kellogg's now offers Nuts & More for on-the-go

Kellogg's is updating its snacks portfolio with a new product for shoppers who want something tasty and packed with fibre to eat on-the-go.

product news: Wall's Pastry in major on-pack offer

Wall’s Pastry, has launched a new campaign which will see a multi-million pound prize giveaway through a major on-pack promotional campaign.

product news: Old El Paso simplifies packaging

Mexican brand Old El Paso has announced a strategic packaging update positioned to deliver easier product differentiation for shoppers.

product news: Kerry Foods exploits movie link-up

As part of its partnership with Sony Pictures Animation’s film The Emoji Movie, released nationwide on August 4, Kerry Foods is set to hit screens with a new 10 second creative across its Yollies brand on kids TV channels, cinema, digital and video on demand.

product news: best-one showing "strong growth"

Bestway Wholesale’s new own–label offer best-one has posted strong growth in its first weeks in the market.

product news: Lucozade Sport launches FitWater

Lucozade Sport is launching a new functional water, FitWater, available from August 1, in 600ml bottles.

product news: Orangina turns packaging upside down

Orangina is shaking up its packaging this summer with a new upside down can design, available in 330ml formats in both original and light variants.

product news: Mondelez previews Christmas offer

This year Mondelez International has bigger plans than ever for Christmas with the return of the Milk Tray Man, a £10m spend for its Cadvent campaign, NPD in both chocolate and candy, and for the first time, it will offer Cadbury biscuits within its portfolio.

product news: Wrigley extends Halloween range

This August, Wrigley is extending its seasonal range to five Halloween SKUs.

product news: Britvic launches Refresh'd campaign

Britvic has announced a new marketing campaign to support the latest product launch Refresh’d. The new multi-faceted campaign, worth £3.5m, comprises TV, OOH, digital, social and sampling activity, to raise consumer awareness of Robinsons Refresh’d as a tasty way to keep thirst quenched on-the-go.

product news: Evian extends Wimbledon partnership

Evian, the water brand from Danone, has extended its partnership with The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) for another five years, so it will remain the Official Bottled Water Supplier to The Championships, Wimbledon until at least 2022.

product news: Boost invests in VOD advertising

Love Island, Celebrity Juice and Take Me Out are among shows about to receive a Boost as the energy drink brand takes its Release The Boost campaign to the digital airwaves with ITV’s video on-demand service, the ITV Hub.

product news: Food Doctor adds to forecourt offer

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor has bolstered its offering being targeted at the forecourt sector with the roll out of a four-strong range of nourishing Goodness Bars.

product news: KP Snacks buys Butterkist

KP Snacks has reached agreement with Tangerine Confectionery to buy its popcorn business, Butterkist Limited. Butterkist’s manufacturing site in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and its 140 employees will become part of the KP Snacks business.

product news: Heineken enhances Star Retailer

Heineken says it has enhanced its Star Retailer scheme on its fifth anniversary to offer retailers more insight and support, and help them generate more sales.

Product news: goodnessKNOWS - the biggest brand launch from Mars in 20 years

Mars Chocolate UK has announced the launch of goodnessKNOWS, a new treat and Mars’ biggest brand launch in the UK since Celebrations.

product news: Pot Noodle adds new flavours

Pot Noodle has launched two new flavours inspired by popular dishes from across the globe.

product news: Panasonic overhauls battery packaging

Battery manufacturer Panasonic Energy is introducing new packaging across its range as part of a global packaging overhaul for 2017. In addition, it is giving a power boost to Pro Power, its best selling alkaline battery, so that it delivers improved performance and better value.

product news: CCEP unveils sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – setting out an ambition for its GB business unit to work with local and national partners to recover all its packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter.

product news: Grace Foods makes biggest investment in Aloe drinks range

Grace Foods UK is encouraging consumers to #RebootNormal with its biggest investment in the Grace Say Aloe soft drinks range.

product news: Lambrini introduces limited edition wrap

Lambrini is seeking to add some colour to the perry category with a limited-edition wrap for its 1.5ltr Original bottle, for summer 2017.

product news: Kellogg's updates snacks range

Kellogg’s is updating its snacks portfolio this year with a new product for shoppers who want something tasty and packed with fibre to eat on the go, by introducing the Nuts & More bar to its snacks range.

product news: Wrigley introduces Starburst Strawberry

Following its launch in the US earlier this year, Wrigley is introducing the Starburst Strawberry to the UK from the 17 July.

product news: Volvic kicks off marketing campaign

Danone’s Volvic water brand is kicking off its biggest marketing campaign to date this summer across its flavoured waters range, comprising Volvic Touch of Fruit and Volvic Juiced.

product news: Cadbury brings back Tiffin permanently

Cadbury Dairy Milk will be bringing back an old favourite – Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin – as a permanent addition to the range to help drive excitement and growth within the tablets category.

product news: Doritos spices up snacking

Doritos is firing up the snacking segment by relaunching its Roulette product in partnership with Tabasco sauce.

product news: street food inspires Pringles

A new limited-edition Pringles Street Food range is available now. Inspired by the growing popularity of street food, there are four flavours: Spicy BBQ, Hot Chilli Sauce, Mac & Cheese and Thai Green Curry. Rrp is £2.99 for 200g.

product news: Walkers extends Oven Baked range

Walkers is introducing a new Fusions variation to its Oven Baked range.

product news: Jacob's adds Mini Cheddars flavours

The biscuit and confectionery company Pladis has announced that Jacob’s has launched three limited edition flavours of Mini Cheddars, backed by a new TV advert.

product news: Quaker Oats introduces Quaker to Go range

Quaker Oats is expanding its offering with a range of Porridge To Go Breakfast Squares and Fruit & Oat Squeeze pouches.

product news: Batchelors launches Pasta ‘n’ Sauce range in pots

Premier Foods is launching its Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce range in convenient pots.

Product news: Pork Farms back on TV to support 'great summer giveaway'

Pork Farms has launched a new heavyweight TV advertising campaign following the success of its 2016 campaign.

Product news: Kerry Foods in Emoji movie collaboration

Kerry Foods is joining forces with Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing and is further investing in the growing kids’ cheese snacking category with its latest on-pack promotion. Launching this month, Kerry Foods is supporting the release of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming film The Emoji Movie (on screens 4 August). Featuring across the Kerry Foods kids’ dairy portfolio including Yollies, Cheestrings and Scoffies, the promotion is part of a wider £1m integrated marketing campaign which will also include TV, shopper activation and digital support.

Product news: Monster win for Lewis Hamilton with launch of '44'

The latest addition to the successful Monster energy range is the Lewis Hamilton signature drink. The three-time Formula One World Champion’s drink is called ‘44’, named after the race number with which he began his racing career, has won multiple championships with, and which he currently races in Formula One.

Product news: Lucozade Energy in mega sampling campaign

Lucozade Energy is this month launching a summer sampling campaign, which will take the taste of the Orange and Original varieties to consumers via four million samples.

Product news: Bestway relaunches own-label brand

Independent wholesaler, Bestway Wholesale, is relaunching its retail own-label offer this summer, repositioning the label in light of the evolution in the own-label market.

Product news: CCEP halves sugar content in Capri-Sun

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced the reformulation of the regular Capri-Sun flavours, as part of its strategy to help retailers provide more low-sugar soft drinks to consumers.

Product news: Republic Technologies taps into RYO market with launch of kingsize tubes

Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd plans to drive growth of the £254 million tobacco accessories category with the launch of Swan Kingsize Cigarette Tubes, the brand's latest innovation.

Core brands are key to soft drinks category growth, says Red Bull

Energy, water and cola are the three core sub-categories that will drive 97% of future growth in soft drink sale, according to energy drink specialist Red Bull at its inaugural Category Summit attended by customers from across the grocery, convenience, driving and foodservice channels.

Product news: British tennis star Johanna Konta backs new Nature Valley protein flavour

Nature Valley has added a new flavour variant - coconut & almond - to its protein range, linked to its tennis partnership, which includes the support of Britain’s number one female tennis player, Johanna Konta, the brand’s first UK ambassador.

Product news: Big year for Perrier as brand adds Flavours

Nestlé Waters is introducing Perrier Flavours to its bottled water portfolio, in what the company believes will be the biggest year for the brand in over a decade. The premium range will be available in two flavours - Green Apple and Lemon.

P&G hosts inaugural 'Shelfhelp' forum to help retailers win in convenience

P&G has reaffirmed its commitment to the convenience and impulse channel by hosting its first ShelfHelp forum. The event brought together the company’s 'ShelfHelpers' retailer ambassadors, all selected by P&G at the start of the year, to work in collaboration with P&G’s convenience teams across its core household categories - laundry, homecare, health & beauty and baby.

Product news: Packaging refresh for iconic British brand Bovril

Bovril is undergoing a packaging refresh to reinforce its status as an original - 131-year-old - iconic British food brand and highlight its high protein content.

Product news: Quaker Oats taps into protein trend with new sachet line-up

Quaker Oats is launching new Oats So Simple Protein Sachets to tap into the fast-growing protein cereals segment. The company says the launch will allow retailers to maximise their cereal sales by offering a fast, convenient, nutrient-packed format for existing Quaker shoppers as well as appealing to a new audience looking for a high-protein option.

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