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Raffles get new look

Philip Morris has relaunched its Raffles brand as Virginia S. by Raffles. The company says the cigarettes offer smokers the "same classic flavour as Raffles" but the new-look pack uses new printing techniques to appeal to modern tastes. The surface texture of the pack is soft, and the lining features the monogrammed Virginia S logo.

More to Share

Galaxy is now available in a 200g 'More to Share' block as well as a limited-edition orange & shortcake variant. The brand is backed by a £11m media investment througout the year.

Menthol stimulation

Wrigley's Airwaves is backed by a new forecourt campaign. The 'Head' activity communicates the benefits of chewing the gum. It appears on pump nozzles, nozzle posters and till screens

Chilled coffee in a can

Illy Issimo the ready-to-drink beverage from Illycaffé and Coca-Cola, is now available in the UK. It comes in caffé, cappuccino and latte machiato flavours. Rrp is £1.65 per can.

Currying favour

UB's McCoy's brand has teamed up with the British Curry Club for its latest promotion. Consumers can get two main curry dishes for the price of one with every pack purchased.

Tesco gives 5ppl off in toilet roll promo

Tesco is offering 5ppl off fuel in return for spending just £7.98 on two packs of own-label toilet tissue.

Jonathan James backs ACS claims of bullying tactics by energy companies

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year Jonathan James was interviewed about the bullying tactics of energy companies on Radio Cambridgeshire this morning.

RMIP calls for OFT investigation into 'unfair' fuel pricing

RMI Petrol has claimed that the emergence of two-tier fuel pricing in the UK is severely damaging the independent petrol retailing sector and is calling for another OFT inquiry.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 January 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.93141.67128.44
North East131.55139.57126.67
North West132.1066.90140.54127.58
Northern Ireland129.82134.61125.46
South East133.80141.93129.03
South West132.9567.90139.13128.12
West Midlands132.7866.57142.07128.26
Yorkshire & Humber131.9963.90141.14127.34

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