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Summer of music

Duracell has teamed up with iTunes for an on-pack promotion as part of its 'Summer of music' activity. Consumers get a free iTunes download with every purchase of special AA4, AAA4, C2 and D2 packs of Duracell Ultra M3 and Plus batteries.

Wotta lotta bottle

Wrigley is adding four new flavours to its Extra bottle pack range: cool breeze, Extra Ice and Extra Ice with liquid burst in peppermint and spearmint. The cool breeze and Extra Ice bottles contain 60 pieces of gum, rrp £2.29, while the liquid burst bottles have 40 pieces for the same price.

Cute mints

Canadian company Little i is launching its Mirror Mints range onto the UK market via distributors ICA.

Wheely good jelly sweets

Rotella, a selection of fruit jelly sweets shaped like catherine wheels, is the latest addition to Haribo's hanging bag range.

Britvic's brain power

Britvic has introduced a new pack design for Drench in a bid to attract new buyers to the brand.

Choc ices up for grabs

Fredericks Dairies has added a Chunky Choc Ice to its range of Cadbury ice creams and it's available exclusively to impulse retailers.

Yazoo promotion takes off

Flavoured milk drink Yazoo is running a 'Rocket' on-pack offer to help retailers boost their soft drinks sales over the summer months.


So, after 10 years it's farewell to Uncle Tony. Ten years is a remarkable achievement by anyone's standards and, who knows, if it wasn't for Iraq maybe the 10 could have become 15 (mind you, if it wasn't for the poll tax maybe Maggie would still be prime minister). Well, we know how it's been for you but how has it been for us?

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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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