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Inflationary tale

A new 'green' tyre inflation system that aims to conserve energy, save fuel and extend the life of car tyres has been launched by Buckinghamshire-based Car Wash UK.

PIN extended at BP

All BP sites will be capable of accepting PIN verification for all purchases made via fuel cards by the end of the summer.

Cranes' juggling act

Six old upright super-market tanks were juggled by giant cranes as part of David Plumb & Co's latest project to decommission them for reuse.

Coke's the ticket

Consumers of Coca-Cola and Coke Zero will get the chance to win tickets to top football matches in a new promotion that kicks off next month.

Trident's latest Splash

A raspberry & peach flavour is being added to the Trident Splash gum range. It is the best-selling Splash line in Sweden and also a top seller in Norway so Cadbury Trebor Bassett (CTB) has high hopes for it here. Rrp is 50p.

Walkers' best of British

From July 9, all Walkers crisps will be made with 100% British-farmed potatoes. The move will reduce Walkers' food miles and aims to lower the company's impact on the environment.

It's lighting up time

Gallaher is launching Brio lighters in the UK. Available in Maxi and Micro formats, they both incorporate a 'smooth spark wheel' system to ensure they are child resistant but at the same time retain a smooth lighting mechanism for adult users.

Big ice cream promo

Magnum is running a £1.5m promotion which brand owner Unilever says is the biggest ever for an ice cream brand. The 'Win a luxury break every day' competition gives consumers the chance to win trips to Europe. The promotion runs throughout July and August and is supported by a dedicated TV ad, poster campaign, press support and pos kits.

Fresh look for frozen

Birds Eye is relaunching its entire product portfolio with a fresh new look, as part of a £25m investment for 2007.

Handy pack for RYO smokers

Swan has launched a new Combi pack which contains 50 filters and 50 green papers. It has a handy flip-top and is no wider than a packet of papers. A recent consumer survey carried out by Swan brand owner Swedish Match, found that the glue is regarded as the most important element of a cigarette paper. In response to this, Swan papers have been improved with 'extra stick'.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 4 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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