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Touchless installation

The first Laserwash Smart 360 car wash in the UK has been installed at First Motorway Services in Magor, Monmouthshire. The state-of-the-art and highly-computerised touchless car wash recycles more than 90% of the water it uses.

Gem of a loyalty system

HTEC has launched a loyalty system for smaller retailers. GemPoints is described as a simple-to-operate, low-cost loyalty solution with secure smartcard technology, allowing retailers to operate a comprehensive loyalty scheme.

Total media solution

Tokheim will introduce a complete media solution at this year's IFFE, held from February 27 to March 1 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Kit Kat boosts its dark side with new 70% name

Nestlé Confectionery is tapping into the increasing popularity of dark chocolate with the launch of its new and improved, Fairtrade-certified Kit Kat four finger 70% Dark. Containing 70% cocoa solids, it replaces Kit Kat four finger Dark. It comes in matte-finish packaging.

Relentless extension

Coca-Cola Enterprises is extending its Relentless range with the launch of a new variant, Libertus.

Creme Egg's big dare

Goo Dares Wins is a multi-million pound integrated marketing campaign that sees Creme Egg becoming the first Cadbury brand to link into the Spots v Stripes initiative that aims to get the entire nation playing games.

Ppp...pick up a wafer

United Biscuits has added a new caramel wafer variant to its McVitie's Penguin range, in a nine-pack with a rrp of £1.86.

Guinness backs rugby

Guinness has been named as the Official Beer Partner of the RBS 6 Nations the first beer partner in the 100-year history of the annual international rugby tournament. The RBS 6 Nations rugby campaign will be fronted by England flanker and Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody; Welsh full-back Lee Byrne; and Scottish speedster Sean Lamont; who will give fans the inside track on their team via exclusive video diaries. They will also feature on point-of-sale material in stores. Over 120 million people watch the RBS 6 Nations tournament on TV.

Curling out new lines

New to the Snack a Jacks range are Crunchy Curls made from tapioca, rice and corn. They are popped in air instead of fried so contain just 88 calories and 7% fat per 22g bag.

Britvic's Hydro boost

Robinsons Fruit Shoot Hydro is a new spring water drink for children. It is available in three flavours: orange & pineapple; apple & raspberry; and blackcurrant. It comes in 350ml bottles with a recommended retail price of 85p. The launch is supported by a £2.5m marketing campaign which includes cinema and TV advertising starting in April.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 6 April 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands116.69123.64110.94
North East114.52128.57108.80
North West115.5869.90124.67110.44
Northern Ireland112.26105.71
South East117.76127.48112.59
South West116.50123.98110.63
West Midlands116.74130.15110.50
Yorkshire & Humber115.67119.64110.20

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