All Christmas articles – Page 5

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    Service Centre: Jac Roper writes about a computer catch-up; a worrying scam; and Christmas cheer

    2013-12-04T00:00:00Z

    Are you up to speed on technology? I must congratulate Tony Barlow, who runs the Mount Service Station in Shrewsbury, for employing such an observant cashier named Robert Fox. Robert works for Tony during the week and for another business, called Claremont News, on a Sunday. On Tony’s urging, ...

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    Christmas in a sub

    2013-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Country Choice’s Christmas cracker sub contains minced pork, turkey, ham, cranberries and stuffing. Also available is the turkey, stuffing and cranberry bake.

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    Stock up early to make Christmas a sales winner

    2013-08-07T00:00:00Z

    Stick to the big brands and ensure you stock the right range throughout the entire season. That’s the message from Nestlé for this Christmas. According to Kantar Usage Panel data, early season sales account for a quarter of all seasonal impulse sales with a quarter of shoppers who buy early ...

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    Top Indies report increased sales over Christmas period

    2013-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Businesses in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies have reported solid trading over the Christmas period. Nick Lloyd, managing director of Forecourt Trader of the Year winner, Symonds Forecourts, said business had been strong over the Christmas period despite torrential rain with double digit growth in its Budgens stores compared with ...

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    Top 50 report solid Xmas trading

    2013-01-04T00:00:00Z

    Businesses in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies have reported solid trading over the Christmas period, despite bad weather, the depressed economy and pressure from the supermarkets. Nick Lloyd, managing director of Forecourt Trader of the Year winner, Symonds Forecourts, said business had been strong over the Christmas period despite ...

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    Families sell cars to pay for Christmas

    2012-12-14T00:00:00Z

    Many families are considering selling a car in order to pay for Christmas and New Year bills, recent poll figures have shown. The survey, carried out by new vehicle sales website buymycar.com has found that some people would be prepared to sell their second car in order to buy presents ...

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    FTA welcomes early Christmas present but wants more from Chancellor

    2012-12-05T00:00:00Z

    The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to cancel January’s 3p per litre fuel duty increase, but is disappointed that he did not go further and abandon all planned rises before the next election and move to reduce fuel duty by 3p a litre. FTA has been at ...

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    Diageo adds colour to Christmas time

    2012-10-30T00:00:00Z

    Diageo is launching a new in-store media campaign to encourage shoppers to serve more exciting drinks over the festive season. The ’Add Colour to Christmas’ campaign is designed to challenge beer and wine as the default at-home drinks choice over the crucial festive period. Rolling out nationwide this month, the ...

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    Cracking Christmas lines coming soon from Ginsters

    2012-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Ginsters has announced its Christmas 2012 line-up. This comprises two special edition sandwiches: the Christmas cracker and cranberry, Wensleydale bacon; plus a special edition turkey, bacon cranberry pasty. They will be available nationally from next month. The sandwiches have rrps of £3.49 and £2.99 respectively, while ...

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    Three for Christmas

    2012-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Cuisine de France is launching three new lines for Christmas: mincemeat, cranberry almond slice; and two flowerpot muffins (orange cranberry and chocolate orange).

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    Christmas with Mars

    2012-09-04T00:00:00Z

    New to Mars Chocolate’s Christmas range is the Galaxy luxury selection which features Galaxy Gift For You. Separately, Galaxy Gift For You has a new truffle variant so one half of the product comprises solid Galaxy chocolate while the other half is filled with either caramel or truffle. Meanwhile, Celebrations ...

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    Halloween and Christmas covered by Kraft Foods

    2012-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Kraft Foods is launching Cadbury Crunchy Spiders for Halloween. They are foil-wrapped chocolates filled with green crunchy bits. There are two spider designs, each with creepy crawly legs. In addition, Cadbury Screme Eggs have been improved with the ’goo-lish’ green fondant centre even more garish this time around. There is ...

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    Fears of record fuel prices following rapid Christmas and New Year increases

    2012-01-09T00:00:00Z

    RMIP’s fuel price monitoring system, Big Oil, has seen the steepest and fastest-ever rise in wholesale costs over the festive period. From Monday 19 December to Thursday 5 January the cost of diesel increased by nearly 4.50ppl and unleaded petrol by as much as 5.00ppl with 20% VAT to be ...

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    Londis boasts £1m pre-Christmas sales

    2011-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Londis pre-Christmas sales have exceeded £1m for the first time. The sales accounted for Christmas orders placed by Londis resellers with Musgrave GB for confectionery and grocery ranges and included orders received for the Halloween period. Paul Courtney, Londis sales director, said: “This incredible achievement has taken place while the ...

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    Christmas crackers

    2011-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Ginsters has three special-edition sandwiches and a special-edition pasty for Christmas all in-store from November 2. The Ginsters classic Christmas Cracker sandwich has a new recipe this year. It includes British turkey, Cumberland sausage, cranberry red onion chutney, sage onion stuffing and mayonnaise. Cranberry, Wendsleydale ...

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    PayPoint launches Christmas savings scheme

    2011-01-28T00:00:00Z

    PayPoint retailers are now able to compete with the major supermarket groups for their customers’ Christmas savings. Almost 4,000 PayPoint retailers have already signed up to offer the new and valuable savings service to their local community, which, as well as the commission, also earns them an annual bonus of ...

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    Cracking Christmas

    2010-11-29T00:00:00Z

    The retailers’ favourite time of year? It seems to come around sooner every year, and here it is again Christmas. The lifesaver of retail businesses all over the UK. Not so many years ago it was a relatively quiet time of year in petrol retailing. In those days there’d ...

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    Christmas crackers

    2010-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Following its success last year, Ginsters’ limited-edition Christmas Cracker sandwich is available once again. It contains British roast turkey, stuffing, bacon and cranberry sauce. Rrp is £3.29. Also available is the Festive Beef sandwich filled with rare British roast beef, caramelised red onion chutney, mayonnaise and rocket. Rrp is ...

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    Spicing up Christmas

    2010-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Diageo is backing Morgan’s Spiced with a £300,000 campaign pre-Christmas. The activity focuses on the drink’s ’signature serve’ Morgan’s Spiced and cola.

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    Xmas list

    2010-10-04T00:00:00Z

    There are loads of special festive lines around this year to add excitement to your displays. Premier Foods is launching a selection of new cakes including Mr Kipling’s Big Frosty Fancy, a seasonal take on the popular Big French Fancy. The cake is iced in snowy white and features a ...