All Christmas articles – Page 3

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    Countdown to Christmas

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Would you like to guess how much was spent on Christmas confectionery last year? Well, if you said around £800m you would be right because, according to IRI data, we in the UK spent £824m on chocolate and sweets last Christmas. A lot of that spend goes on gifting and ...

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    The spirits of Christmas

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Most people enjoy a tipple at Christmas, with many keen to have a range of booze on offer to impress their friends and family, which is why volume sales of spirits double over the Christmas period increasing from 3.4% to 7.2% (Nielsen). Faith Holland, head of category development at ...

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    product news: Pringles brings back Christmas variants

    2017-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Pringles is bringing back its range of Christmas flavours in a new gift wrap designed can. This October, Xmas Turkey and Pigs in Blankets flavour Pringles will be back in stores. The cans have a limited edition festive wrap design that features a gift tag on the packaging for consumers ...

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    product news: Ferrero reveals Christmas plans

    2017-08-20T00:00:00Z

    Ferrero says it will be investing £8.2m this Christmas while launching new products across its brands, including advent calendars and new boxed chocolate products. Levi Boorer, customer development director at Ferrero, commented: “Following a successful Christmas in 2016, it is important as a leading confectionery manufacturer, to offer retailers products ...

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    product news: Pernod Ricard unveils Christmas campaigns

    2017-08-20T00:00:00Z

    In the run-up to Christmas Pernod Ricard UK is launching two campaigns focused on helping retailers increase sales of Scotch whisky and popular cocktail and mixer ingredients: ‘Expertly Selected Whiskies’ and ‘Mix with The Good Stuff’. The ‘Expertly Selected’ range, identified by Pernod Ricard UK, includes five of the supplier’s ...

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    product news: pladis unites brands in Christmas campaign

    2017-08-14T00:00:00Z

    pladis has unveiled plans for what it describes as its biggest ever Christmas brand campaign. For the first time the McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s brands will come together under the campaign banner “Merry Biscuits everyone.” With a total investment of £1.3m to support McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s, the ...

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    product news: Mondelez previews Christmas offer

    2017-07-28T00:00:00Z

    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. The company also has a ...

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    Maxol and Aware NI shine a light on mental health for young people with special Christmas Candle

    2016-12-14T00:00:00Z

    Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol, has launched the Maxol and AWARE Christmas candle, which is now available at all participating Maxol sites in Northern Ireland. The perfect stocking filler, the high-quality Irish-made candle is for sale at just £4 at every Maxol station till-point with proceeds going towards Maxol’s ...

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    UK shoppers set to spend £20.6bn on Christmas food and groceries

    2016-12-14T00:00:00Z

    The UK grocery market is set to experience 1.2% growth over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD. Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “Although our forecast indicates relatively modest growth, with overall prices lower than a year ago, this would represent ...

  • RAC predicts pre-Christmas price rises at the pumps
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    RAC predicts pre-Christmas price rises at the pumps

    2016-12-05T00:00:00Z

    The price of unleaded petrol and diesel at the pumps fell for the first time in four months in November, according to the latest data from RAC Fuel Watch. The reduction was a result of retailers passing on lower wholesale prices, which reflected the lower cost of oil, but ...

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    product news: Coca-Cola unveils Christmas advert

    2016-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola is launching a new Christmas advert for 2016. The 30-second ‘Coke for Christmas’ advert is an extension of the brand’s ‘Taste the Feeling’ campaign, and will be on air from early December. Caroline Cater, operational marketing director at Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “When you think Christmas, you think Coca-Cola, ...

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    12 twists of Christmas

    2016-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is supporting retailers with 12 new festive cocktail recipes. Named the ’12 Twists of Christmas’, Schweppes has partnered with Diageo to create 12 cocktails, including Merry Mule, Sour Sleigh Ride and Mistle-Sloe Gin, tapping in to the growing trend of consumers experimenting with special drinks to ...

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    product news: Coca-Cola reveals Christmas plans

    2016-11-11T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola European Partners has revealed its Christmas 2016 activations, which include the return of its television commercial and Truck Tour, and the launch of a new charity initiative to provide meals to those in need. The first of two on-pack promotions sees Coca-Cola partner with FareShare. The UK-wide charity fights ...

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    Product news: Christmas drinks with a twist

    2016-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is supporting retailers during its busiest season with 12 new festive cocktail recipes. Named the ‘12 Twists of Christmas’, Schweppes has partnered with Diageo to create 12 Christmas-themed cocktails, tapping in to the growing trend of consumers experimenting with special drinks to celebrate the festive season ...

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    Key moments can help build Xmas booze sales

    2016-11-04T00:00:00Z

    As part of its campaign for Christmas 2016, Pernod Ricard UK has identified a number of key moments that it believes retailers can use to excite shoppers, including: My Christmas Dinner Moments where retailers can inspire customers with high end wines from leading ranges including Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate ...

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    product news: Pernod Ricard covers off xmas occasions

    2016-10-28T00:00:00Z

    As part of its campaign for Christmas 2016, Pernod Ricard UK has identified a number of key moments that it believes retailers can use to excite shoppers, including: My Christmas Dinner Moments – where retailers can inspire customers with high end wines from leading ranges including Jacob’s Creek, Brancott ...

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    product news: Ginsters launches Christmas range

    2016-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Ginsters has launched a festive range including two festive limited edition sandwiches and a festive limited edition pasty. Two of Ginsters most successful limited edition sandwiches will feature in the line-up. The Festive Edition Christmas Cracker is a mix of turkey breast, sausage, stuffing and bacon with cranberry chutney ...

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    product news: Boursin launches Christmas packaging

    2016-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Boursin is this month launching its boldest Christmas themed packaging to date, featuring a premium gold design, running across the hero product Boursin Garlic Herbs and all additional Boursin skus. The limited edition packaging is supported by a £1.2m investment. Back for Christmas 2016, is the ‘Pleasure ...

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    product news: Country Choice rolls out Christmas products

    2016-10-21T00:00:00Z

    Country Choice is rolling out a range of Christmas products including ready to bake sweet Christmas confectionery and indulgent treats, plus a super savoury selection. The new thaw and serve confectionery includes decorated chocolate Christmas snowman cupcakes, gingerbread muffins topped with toffee icing and a mini chocolate gingerbread shaped figure. ...

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    product news: Premier Foods adds Christmas cakes

    2016-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Premier Foods is aiming to drive incremental sales during the Christmas period by launching several new products through its Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling brands. Cadbury Cakes’ new product addition for 2016 will include a new bite called “Silent Bites” a double blended brownie, with raspberry flavouring, covered in ...