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Product news: Health and on-the-go lifestyles key drivers for soft drinks sales, says Britvic report

Soft drinks producer Britvic has revealed that with healthier and on-the-go lifestyles very much on the agenda, there is plenty of opportunity for growth of the soft drinks category in the convenience sector.

Nibbles now in handy on-the-go packs

Following the successful launch of McVitie's Digestives Nibbles, which have achieved over £15m in retail sales since launch, two new handy packs are being introduced.

Wall's new ices launch into snacking market

Unilever has launched a £7m Talking Ice Cream marketing campaign to promote its new Snacking range. The three products in the range Wall's Solero Strawberry Smoothie, Feast Sandwich and Wall's Duo carry rrps of 80p in a bid to tap into the under £1 on-the-go snacking opportunity.

Country Choice hatches fresh Easter products

New to Country Choice's Easter range are nests comprising a biscuit base with mixed fruit jam, marshmallow and a chocolate flavoured coating, all topped off with a chocolate egg. Packed in 20s, they have an rrp of £1.29.

Independents get two exclusive flavours

Two new flavours of Lucozade Energy are available exclusively to the wholesale channel.

Rustling up two new Gourmet burgers

Microwavable snack brand Rustlers is tapping into the high street gourmet burger trend with the launch of two Gourmet flame-grilled burgers, both made with 100% beef, in a brioche bun. The Classic includes cheese, streaky bacon, American-style mustard mayo and tomato relish, while the BBQ has cheese, streaky bacon, crispy onions and a smoky BBQ sauce. In addition, there is a new look for the existing Rustlers range.

Pepsi Max adds extra spice to cola category

Britvic is spicing up the cola category with the launch of Pepsi Max ginger.The drink is said to have a "distinctive, enticing taste" with the added benefit of containing no sugar. It is available in 330ml single and multipack cans, 500ml, 600ml, 1.5ltr and 2ltr bottles. Launch is backed by a campaign that includes TV and sampling.

Sweet Nights In with Mars chocolate lines

Mars has launched the Sweet Nights In promotion across Maltesers, Galaxy, M&M's, Mars, Snickers and Twix.

Bounty added to Mars Protein bars range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has announced the latest extension to its protein products range with the launch of the Bounty Protein Bar. The new bar has 200 calories with 19g of protein and is said to deliver all the "blissful taste" of the coconut blend that consumers know and love. It joins the existing Mars and Snickers Protein bars.

Two new large tasty pastries from Ginsters

Ginsters is launching two new flavoured rolls. The Large Smokehouse Steak & Cheese Roll is made with British steak, West Country vintage Cheddar cheese, onion and a smoky barbecue seasoning, all wrapped in a light puff pastry. The Large BBQ Pulled Pork Roll is made with British pulled pork and sausage meat in a BBQ sauce with onions, again wrapped in puff pastry.

product news: Jacob's adds to Cracker Crisps range

Jacob’s will be extending its Jacob’s Cracker Crisps range with the addition of two new seasonal flavours for summer – Mature Cheddar Ploughman’s, and Roast Chicken, Thyme and Lemon, as part of a bigger Cracker Crisps campaign in 2017.

product news: Smint unveils fresher breath mint

Smint has developed a three-layered mint that it claims can guarantee clean breath for up to two hours. Containing ingredients to reduce the causes of bad breath, such as magnolia extract and zinc, Smint Clean Breath is available now and supported by a media brand campaign.

product news: Vimto moves into flavoured water

Vimto Soft Drinks, is venturing into the flavoured water category for the first time with its new product, Vim2o, a still spring water drink, flavoured with Vimto and it contains no added sugar.

product news: Orangina dons beach gear

Orangina is gearing up for summer with new “Bikini and Trunk” packaging for its 420ml bottles.

product news: AG Barr invests £5m in Rubicon

AG Barr is investing £5m in Rubicon Spring, the range of products which combine sparkling spring water with fruit juice with 15 calories or less per bottle.

product news: McVitie's launches Digestives Nibbles Handy Packs

Following the launch of McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles, the biscuit brand has announced the launch of McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles Handy Packs.

product news: Oasis introduces sour flavours

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched two new sour flavours for Oasis and a multi-million pound marketing campaign.

product news: Ribena redesigns entire range

Ribena is aiming to boost sales with a vibrant packaging redesign across the entire range.

product news: Naked introduces cold-pressed range

Naked is launching a range of cold-pressed juices.

product news: Colman's launches into snacking

Colman’s has entered into the snacking category for the first time as it has partnered Snaffling Pig Co to launch Ham and Colman’s Mustard flavoured pork crackling.

product news: Jack Daniel's adds to premix range

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has announced it is introducing the first cocktail, Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade, to its premix range.

product news: Quorn unleashes ad campaign

Meat-free brand Quorn is launching a new TV advertising campaign as a key sales driver in its £10m brand relaunch.

product news: Merrydown revamps look and range

SHS Drinks is launching a new lighter, lower strength, lower-calorie crisp apple variant of its Merrydown cider brand, in a bid to tap into the moderation/healthier living trend.

product news: Robinsons adds new range

Britvic Soft Drinks has launched Robinsons Refresh’d, containing spring water mixed with real fruit, which is aimed at busy consumers looking for something different to drink immediately.

product news: Walkers launches pay day promotion

Walkers has launched an on-pack promotion and what it describes as its biggest ever campaign to date.

Product news: Vimto extends Remix range

Vimto is adding a new flavour to its Vimto Remix sub-range: Raspberry, Orange and Passionfruit, which available exclusively for the wholesale and convenience channels in a 500ml price-marked pack (PMP).

Product news: Peperami unveils new pack design

Peperami, the meaty snack brand owned by Jack Link’s, is launching a new pack design and outer case format to increase brand awareness, shelf presence and drive sales.

Product news: Weetabix on the go adds chocolate flavour

The breakfast drink Weetabix On The Go has added a new chocolate flavour to its Protein range to bolster its presence in the on-the-go breakfast market.

Product news: ginger variant joins Pepsi Max range

A new ginger variant has been added to the Pepsi Max range, which it says is the first cola and ginger combination to hit the UK market.

Product news: Singha brings 330ml can to UK

Molson Coors and Singha Beer have announced the launch of their 330ml can in the UK.

Product news: Fanta reimaged by CCEP

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reimaged Fanta, the fruit flavoured sparkling soft drink.

Product news: Fish 'n' Chips launches fans campaign

Burton’s Biscuit Company is announcing its biggest ever on-pack promotion for its £14m Fish ‘n’ Chips brand with the ‘Join our Fans’ campaign – a 12-week partnership with ticketmaster.

Product news: Mars Chocolate unveils Google link to Sweet Nights In

Mars Chocolate UK is launching Sweet Nights In, which incorporates five out of the nation’s top 10 chocolate brands, as a new on-pack promotion which will offer consumers money off their latest in-home entertainment through Google Play.

product news: Lucozade Energy issues wholesale exclusives

Lucozade Energy is launching two flavours, Blackcurrant Bliss and Pineapple Punch, exclusive to wholesale.

product news: Ginsters unveils two new rolls

Ginsters is launching two new flavoured rolls – Large BBQ Pulled Pork Roll and Large Smokehouse Steak & Cheese Roll – from Wednesday April 5.

product news: social media campaign for Galaxy Golden Eggs

To celebrate Galaxy Golden Eggs’ second year in market, Mars Chocolate UK has created a series of short films to highlight the product in the run-up to Easter.

product news: Britvic introduces Drench sparkling 500ml PET

Britvic is launching a new single serve 500ml PET bottle for sparkling variants of its juice drink brand, Drench.

product news: Jameson unveils RTD cans

Jameson Irish whiskey has unveiled a new premium, on-the-go offering to the category with the launch of its ready to drink (RTD) cans which are exclusively available to the UK.

product news: Walkers extends PMP range

Walkers has extended its £1 price-marked-pack (PMP) range to include Squares Salt and Vinegar flavour, French Fries Cheese and Onion flavour and Walkers Max Steak.

product news: Polo rolls out new pot format

Nestlé Confectionery’s mint brand Polo is launching a new format. Polo Pots are recyclable plastic pots each containing 44 mints and available in three best-selling varieties: Original, Sugar Free and Sugar Free Extra Strong.

product news: Heineken launches alcohol-free lager

Heineken has launched an alcohol-free lager Heineken 0.0. Heineken says it will be supported by a £2.5m marketing investment to address the key category consumption barriers: taste perception and social stigmatism.

product news: Irn-Bru rolls out Xtra variant

Irn-Bru has announced the national roll-out of Irn-Bru Xtra, a new fuller-flavoured variant containing Xtra Irn-Bru taste and no sugar.

product news: Nurishment introduces price-mark promotion

Grace Foods UK is rolling out a £1 price-mark promotion for its enriched milk drink Nurishment Original.

product news: new Heinz Tomato Ketchup campaign

Kraft Heinz is introducing its ‘Irresistibly Tasty’ Heinz Tomato Ketchup creative to the UK following a run in the US.

product news: Baileys adds new variant

Baileys has added a new variant to its portfolio – Baileys Iced Coffee.

product news: Premier rolls out Cadbury Choc Tarts

Premier Foods is launching a range of indulgent Choc Tarts under the Cadbury Cakes brand.

product news: Absolut launches new flavour

Absolut has launched a new flavoured vodka, Absolut Lime.

product news: Bahlsen introduces £1 packs

The family run biscuit company Bahlsen has announced the launch of a new price-marked mini-bag range spanning its Choco Leibniz, Messino, Waffle and Zoo variants.

product news: Mentos unveils limited edition

Mentos is setting the scene for a summer of confectionery sales with the launch of Mentos Mix on the Beach, a limited-edition unique flavour pack that delivers fruity cocktail flavours in chewy confectionery form.

product news: Foster's refreshes design

Heineken has announced it will be launching a new design for Foster’s.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 19 June 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East116.8467.90123.89115.71
East Midlands116.1958.90125.25115.27
London116.5858.57125.23115.54
North East115.3759.90124.99114.79
North West116.39124.26115.33
Northern Ireland115.4264.90122.90115.05
Scotland116.4071.90125.06115.09
South East117.1163.90126.62116.05
South West116.69125.72115.56
Wales115.94123.73114.93
West Midlands116.5457.40124.97115.63
Yorkshire & Humber116.1154.90123.66115.16

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