All Confectionery articles – Page 2

  • News

    Mars Wrigley UK brings back Sweetstake with charity partner

    2020-04-24T00:00:00Z

    Mars Wrigley UK has announced the return of its consumer promotion, Sweetstake, with top prizes of £20,000 and a new charitable partnership with National Emergencies Trust (NET) for its Coronavirus Appeal. Running throughout summer 2020, the manufacturer’s promotion returns and will run across Mars, Revels, M M’s, Galaxy Minstrels, Maltesers, ...

  • News

    Mars Wrigley introduces a new twist on Skittles

    2020-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Mars Wrigley is launching a new twist on its Skittles – Giants – which are softer on the inside and three times the size of a standard Skittle. The new product will be available in a single 45g pack with an RRP of 49p, a £1 price-marked treat bag (125g), ...

  • News

    Chupa Chups expands range of sugar-free lollipops

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Chupa Chups is expanding its sugar-free range of lollipops with new Chupa Chups Good For You. Made with natural, premium quality stevia, the lollipops come in Strawberry, Orange and Cherry flavours and contain only natural colouring. Aimed at those who want to both treat their families and reduce sugar where ...

  • News

    Maynards Bassetts launches Superfruit Jellies

    2020-02-14T00:00:00Z

    Confectionery brand Maynards Bassetts is aiming to tap into consumer desires for authenticity, higher real fruit content and added benefits with Superfruit Jellies, a new product launching this month. Maynards Bassetts Superfruit Jellies are available in 130g bags and are soft jellies with a variety of flavours – papaya, ...

  • News

    The rise of mini bars

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Portion control seems to be the new buzz-phrase in chocolate and not just for children. According to research undertaken by Kantar for Forecourt Trader’s sister magazine The Grocer, 21% of consumers are interested in portion-controlled bars as a way to manage their calorie and sugar intake. Manufacturers have already ...

  • News

    KitKat partners Virgin Holidays for on-pack promotion

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    This year KitKat has partnered with Virgin Holidays to offer 10 prizes of a luxury holiday (worth up to £8,000 each) to destinations such as Hawaii, Antigua, Cuba, the Maldives and Barbados for its ‘Make a break for it’ on-pack promotion. There are also 100 sun-believable prizes to be won ...

  • News

    Wrigley to introduce UK’s first flavoured Maltesers product

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    Wrigley UK has announced it will be introducing the UK’s first flavoured Maltesers product – Mint Maltesers Buttons. Laura Boothroyd, Maltesers senior brand manager, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be launching Mint Maltesers Buttons into the UK this year. Over the past three years we’ve seen the great success ...

  • News

    Mars Wrigley UK uses augmented reality in Maltesers campaign

    2020-01-31T00:00:00Z

    Mars Wrigley UK has unveiled a new augmented reality (AR) campaign for Maltesers Bunny. The campaign, an extension of last year’s Easter activation, will see Mars Wrigley UK call on consumers to help locate scores of ‘escaped’ Maltesers Bunnies. This year, through Mars Wrigley’s partnership with Snapchat, people ...

  • News

    Opal Fruits brought back for a limited period

    2020-01-24T00:00:00Z

    Mars Wrigley has announced that Opal Fruits are to return to British shops. The treat will be offered in its original flavour format, meaning, that for the first time in over a decade, the public will be able to enjoy both a lemon and a lime treat (the two were ...

  • News

    Mentos Gum extends Pure Fresh range with two new flavours

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Mentos Gum is extending its Pure Fresh range with the addition of two new fruity variants: Tropical and Cherry. The sugar-free, liquid-centred gum comes in 2g pieces which it says are 30% bigger per piece than its competitors. It comes in a 50-piece bottle with an rrp of £2.25. ...

  • News

    Cadbury kicks off new year with Premier League promotion

    2020-01-10T00:00:00Z

    Cadbury is kicking off the new year by offering shoppers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a Premier League legend. The ‘Find A Shiny, Win A Legend’ promotion runs until March 31 and will also give consumers the chance to get their hands on pairs of Premier League ...

  • News

    Box-set binges

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    With Apple TV+ and Britbox recently joining the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, and Disney+ launching next year, there are even more reasons for family and friends to stay in for a night centred around the TV. Matt Collins, trading director at KP Snacks, says: "In the UK, we ...

  • News

    Trebor unveils first sugar-free extra Strong variety

    2019-11-22T00:00:00Z

    Mint brand Trebor has introduced the first sugar-free variety of its Extra Strong brand. Sugar-free Trebor Extra Strong Minis are available now in two pack formats – a 12.6g dispenser pack and a 44.5g 100-mint pot pack. Laura Trampe, brand manager for Trebor, said: “Growth for Trebor is being driven ...

  • News

    Mars Wrigley introduces vegan versions of Galaxy

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    Galaxy has become the first major milk chocolate brand to offer a vegan alternative. The vegan recipe uses hazelnut paste to create the signature characteristics of Galaxy and there are three flavours: smooth orange, caramel and sea salt, caramelised hazelnut. The bars are encased in a widely recyclable ...

  • News

    Jelly Belly expands range of Harry Potter products

    2019-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Jelly Belly, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products, has extended its Harry Potter range in time for Christmas. New products include the Voldemort Wand (made of chocolate, with a spell sheet included), rrp £9.80; the Hogwarts Ticket Chocolate Bar 42g, rrp £4.40; Magical Sweets 59g, rrp £3.07; the Knight ...

  • News

    Ferrero brings back Christmas store makeover competition

    2019-11-08T00:00:00Z

    Ferrero is bringing back its Sparkling Store Makeover competition where one lucky retailer will win a store makeover worth £4,000. Retailers can enter by going to www.yourperfectstore.co.uk/news-insights/blog/win-a-sparkling-store-makeover . Alternatively, retailers can post a video nomination of themselves. Levi Boorer, customer development director at Ferrero, said: “Creating theatre, like the Ferrero ...

  • News

    Yule all love these

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    In the lead up to last Christmas, Quality Street lovers got the chance to fill tins with just their favourite twistwapped chocolates thanks to a ’Choose your favourites’ pop-up at John Lewis department stores. This year, as well as ’Choose your favourites’, shoppers at John Lewis’s flagship London store can ...

  • News

    Cadbury launches new mini bar format

    2019-10-04T00:00:00Z

    Cadbury is introducing a new pack format to its range for convenience in order to respond to growing consumer demand for wellbeing offers through portion control. New Cadbury Dairy Milk Mini Bars, which will be available as single bars in a specially-created counter-top dispenser unit for the convenience channel, are ...

  • News

    Perfetti Van Melle launches vegan-friendly Fruitella variants

    2019-09-27T00:00:00Z

    Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) is launching its first gelatine-free range. The two new Fruittella fruity jelly variants are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. The jungle-themed jellies sport the vegan approved stamp from the Vegan Society, contain all natural colours and flavours and are gluten free. They are made with ...

  • News

    Maltesers announces new creative direction

    2019-09-27T00:00:00Z

    Mars Wrigley UK has announced a new creative direction for Maltesers – via a new campaign titled ‘Someone Gets It’ – which focuses on the importance of female friendship and the power of an inside joke in bringing friends back together, no matter how long they’ve been apart. The campaign, ...