All Easter articles – Page 2

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    Bumper Easter predicted on roads


    Filling stations could be looking forward to bumper sales over the next fortnight with this Easter likely to be one of the busiest on the roads in recent years, according to the AA and traffic information specialist Trafficmaster. With mild weather replacing the snow and ice of last year, ...

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    Easter nibbles


    Premier Foods has two new Cadbury cakes for Easter: Caramel cakes and Lemon Creme cake bars. The company says chocolate and lemon are the biggest flavours at Easter.

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    Consumers seek novelty value at Easter time


    Nestlé Confectionery says it is once again helping convenience retailers make the most of the incremental sales and profit opportunities available for Easter. The company’s UK trade communications manager Graham Walker said: "Easter is a key season for confectionery. It accounts for over 30% of seasonal value sales and, what’s ...

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    Gilbarco Veeder-Root expands with acquisition of forecourt specialist in Eastern Europe


    Gilbarco Veeder-Root has finalised the acquisition of the shares of ACIS Benzinkuttechnika Kft., based in Budapest, Hungary, and ACIS Petrolservice Srl., based in Vlahita, Romania, including their operations in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria. As new members of the Gilbarco Veeder-Root family, the ACIS companies will change their branding ...

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    Easter 2012 fuel volumes ’significantly down’


    Fuel volumes over the bank holiday weekend were significantly down against the previous Easter, according to figures released by RMI Petrol today. Over the four-day Easter holiday, diesel was down by 2.9%, while unleaded volumes were 29.4% lower than Easter 2011. Super diesel was 60.7% down, and super unleaded ...

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    No Easter strikes, says Unite union


    Unite has ruled out Easter strike action by tanker drivers in a bid to focus on talks. The announcement came as the union confirmed it was ready to start substantive talks through Acas as soon as possible. Unite said it had been seeking to establish minimum standards in the fuel ...

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    Fuel supplies should return to normal before Easter says UKPIA


    Fuel deliveries to filling stations should return to normal levels before Easter, according to UKPIA, the trade association representing the main oil refining and marketing companies in the UK which sources up to 90% of the UK’s transport fuels. Director general Chris Hunt said: “Supplies of fuel to filling stations are returning to normal in most areas in good time for the Easter break. The sudden surge in demand last week placed strain on the fuel delivery system. Easter is normally a period of higher demand so we would ask that motorists don’t purchase more fuel than they anticipate needing for their immediate needs.”

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    No Easter strikes, confirms tanker driver union Unite


    Unite has ruled out Easter strike action by tanker drivers in a bid to focus on talks. The announcement came as the union confirmed it was ready to start substantive talks through Acas as soon as possible. Unite said for the past year it had been seeking to establish minimum ...

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    Easter treats for Mars


    Mars is building on the success of its Galaxy Bubbles bar with the launch of a filled egg for Easter 2012, as well as bagged Galaxy Chocolate Caramel Mini Eggs. With a recommended retail price of 44p and £1.19 respectively, Bubbles filled egg and caramel mini eggs will be available ...

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    Have a sweet Easter


    The major confectionery companies have all released their new products for Easter 2010. Cadbury is launching its new Dairy Milk Caramel Bunnies two bunny-shaped chocolates filled with Cadbury Caramel, rrp 59p. Nestlé has launched the Kit Kat Bunny bar a 26g snack which has a bunny embossed on ...

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    Easter Smartie pants


    Nestlé Confectionery is adding a retro Smarties egg to its range for next Easter, complete with a mug. Graham Walker, Nestlé UK trade communications manager, says: "In tough times consumers are reassured by products that they remember from when they were young." The product comeback, to be supported by a ...

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    A happy Malt-Easter


    Mars has launched an array of new products for next Easter while reducing the number of lines it’s offering to retailers from 28 to 19. The company says the change follows retailer feedback and will allow it to concentrate on its core sellers. New products for 2009 include the Malteaster ...

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    Egg-citing Easter


    Nestlé Rowntree is introducing a new concept in adult Easter eggs - free gift certificates. The Aero Milk Bubbles gift experience egg (rrp £4.99) contains a gift certificate that can be exchanged for things like facials, manicures and massages. Meanwhile the KitKat activity experience egg (rrp £4.99) contains a certificate ...

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    Feasters’ showtime


    The Feasters range of microwaveable burgers is set to enjoy prime-time TV coverage as sponsor of Supermarket Sweep, hosted by Dale Winton, on ITV1. The brand has a new look for its TV debut, which will run for 60 shows. A new pack design includes the message ’100% beef’. 0151 ...

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    Cadbury has been forced to recall a selection of its Easter lines because they do not carry the correct nut allergy labelling. The products being recalled were made on a production line that also manufactures products containing nuts, but do not carry a warning for nut allergy sufferers. This latest ...

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    Easter impulse lines


    A four-strong range of seasonal confectionery products is being launched by Cuisine De France in the run up to Easter. The eye-catching new products, aimed at impulse buyers, are: chocolate-coated, egg-shaped shortbread biscuits; chocolate mallow nests; chocolate sponge cup-cakes with mini eggs; and a pack of six hot ...

  • Mastering Easter

    Mastering Easter


    Masterfoods plans to reinvigorate the filled egg category at Easter – as well as generate a “huge saes opportunity for the convenience sector” – with the launch of two new products from top confectionery brands Mars and Galaxy. The Mars filled egg and the Galaxy Chocolate Caramel Temptation (rrp 36p) ...

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    Celebrations at Easter


    Masterfoods hopes to continue the success of its Easter range with the launch of an enhanced line-up for 2004. In previous years sales at Easter have been impressive – growing by 12.5 per cent in 2003 and 19.9 per cent in 2002 according to AC Nielsen figures. The big news ...

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    Cadbury launches Easter 2004 range


    Cadbury Trebor Bassett’s new comprehensive Easter range will target the enormous potential of the second biggest ‘occasion’ of the year behind Christmas, when 68 per cent of the population either purchase or receive confectionery. Sales of Easter confectionery grew by 10.5 per cent in 2003, taking the overall value of ...