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    FOCUS ON EASTER: Hatching a plan


    Easter is early this year with Good Friday on March 29 and Easter Sunday on March 31, and this means fewer days to sell chocolate eggs, which in turn means getting them out on display early to tempt shoppers. And we all know that many of those shoppers who buy early, also eat early and therefore need to come back for more!

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    FOCUS ON EASTER: Creme of the crop


    It’s not even Christmas yet but some shops have got Easter eggs out on their shelves. Yes, where once you wouldn’t have spotted a Creme Egg before at least Boxing Day, some stores have them – and shell eggs – out on their shelves already. According to news reports, bargain store B&M has them out already and it has certainly got them a lot of publicity.

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    Warrior gains listing in WHSmith travel outlets


    Warrior has secured its first travel retail listing in WHSmith travel stores across the UK.

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    SHOP TALK: Portion power


    Sometimes it’s nice to know you’re not alone. In this context I am thinking portion sizes because of new research from Which? 

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    Growing your sweet sales

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    Confectionery is one of the top categories purchased on impulse in forecourts. However, following HFSS regulations and now the cost-of-living crisis, there are multiple challenges for the category to face. Find out how to boost your sweet sales.

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    New Crunchy Hazelnut Butterkist flavour


    KP Snacks is expanding its Butterkist range with the launch of Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate flavour toffee popcorn. Rolling into stores this month, the new flavour is available in both a sharing and a £1.25 price-marked pack (PMP) format.

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    On-pack promo for Cadbury Cakes


    Premier Foods has launched an on-pack promotion with Cadbury Cakes to give shoppers the chance to win instant cash.

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    Smint is worth a mint


    Perfetti Van Melle has announced that its flagship mint brand, Smint, is now the number one sugar-free mint brand in the UK (IRI data). Superseding competitors including Polo and Tic Tac, and growing at three times the rate of the category, Smint accounts for 35% of the sugar-free mint market, with a value of £9.5m and a growth rate up 44% in the last four weeks alone.

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    How to future-proof your forecourt business

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    As forecourt retailers adapt to changing trends and consumer needs, investing in retail technology is key in helping them drive their business forwards.

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    FOCUS ON CHOCOLATE: Tempting treats


    Chocolate consumption reached heady heights during the Covid pandemic as consumers comforted themselves at home with sweets and treats. But sales melted away in 2022 thanks to last summer’s blisteringly hot weather, so how is the chocolate category doing today?

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    It’s a Big Win Win from Cadbury


    Mondelēz International has just launched a new campaign that gives consumers the chance to win cash prizes for themselves plus a matching cash prize to help their local independent retailer.

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    FOCUS ON EASTER: Good eggs


    Cadbury Creme Eggs remain as popular as ever, indeed according to Nielsen stats, they are purchased four times more than your average Easter product. Much of their appeal lies in the fact that they are only available for a few months every year and then there’s the promotional campaign that supports them.

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    Spooky new lines



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    Purple joins M&M’S character line-up


    For the first time in a decade, M&M’s is expanding its crew with the introduction of a new character and ’spokescandy’ – Purple.

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    Mars unveils Christmas line-up


    New from Mars Wrigley for Christmas 2022 are M&M’s Santas, which are hollow chocolates filled with mini- M&M’S, all wrapped in colourful foil; Maltesers Mint Reindeers, which come in both 29g self-eat bars and 59g sharing bags; Maltesers White and Maltesers Assorted Truffles; plus, Galaxy Assorted Truffles.

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    Two more from Ritter Sport


    Ritter Sport UK & IRE is launching two new 100g flavoured bars this autumn: Ritter Sport Salted Caramel and Ritter Sport Orange.

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    Confectionery catch-up


    You can’t seem to pass a chocolate fixture without at least one new limited edition flavour on display.

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    Check into the Halloween Hotel


    Perfetti Van Melle’s Fruittella has launched a new interactive audio campaign called “Halloween Hotel” on Amazon Alexa, which aims to prepare families for the spookiest event of the season.

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    Hancocks' Halloween line up


    Confectionery wholesaler Hancocks Halloween range includes new launches from brands including Kingsway, Bubs, Bonds, Crazy Candy Factory and PEZ.