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product news: Planters gives Mr Peanut UK debut

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.

product news: TV adverts support Walkers re-sealable packs

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

product news: Kerry Foods expands cheese snack category

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

product news: Maltesers unveils Red Nose campaign

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.

product news: Unilever lines up £7m spend on ice cream

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.

Snap & Share activity on new Walkers crisp packs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

product news: Traybakes move into sharing slice packs

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.

product news: Cranks revamps range

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.

product news: Carlsberg adopts limited-edition packaging

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.

product news: Kraft Heinz extends Beanz portfolio

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

product news: Cadbury partners Premier League

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

product news: Peperami unveils marketing campaign

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.

product news: Advert launched for Oreo Thins

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.

product news: Doritos doubles up on tortilla flavours

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

product news: Fairfields Farm moves into Tortillas

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

product news: P&G launches category advice initiative

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.

product news: Spar adds cooking sauces to range

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.

product news: Wolf Blass brings back rugby labels

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

product news: Wrigley creates new limited edition

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

product news: Premier extends cake-on-the-go range

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.

product news: £4.5m ad campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

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

product news: Walkers launches resealable packs

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.

product news: KitKat offers personalisation promotion

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.

product news: Quorn unveils new TV advertising

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.

product news: Burts Chips launches Quinoa Crinkles

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

product news: Barefoot adds Pink Pinot Grigio

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

product news: Mr Kipling extends Easter range

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

product news: Trebor returns to TV screens

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.

product news: Walkers Max introduces new flavours

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.

product news: Glaceau augments range

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.

product news: Kinder moves into new toys

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.

Oreo aims to appeal to nibblers with new Thins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

product news: Dairy Crest updates Clover packs

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

product news: New beef jerky launched

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”.

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Weekly Fuel Prices 19 June 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands116.1958.90125.25115.27
North East115.3759.90124.99114.79
North West116.39124.26115.33
Northern Ireland115.4264.90122.90115.05
South East117.1163.90126.62116.05
South West116.69125.72115.56
West Midlands116.5457.40124.97115.63
Yorkshire & Humber116.1154.90123.66115.16

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