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Mini muffin mania

The McVitie's Cake Company is launching Jaffa Cakes and Galaxy mini muffins. Each twin-pack has a rrp of 89p. The Jaffa Cakes mini muffins are a light sponge with a bittersweet dark chocolate topping and include the brand's 'smashing orangey bit'. The Galaxy mini muffins have a smooth chocolate cream centre and are topped with Galaxy milk chocolate.

Festival favourite

Tic Tac is currently available in a festival limited edition. Each pack contains four fruity flavours: lime, orange, cherry and passionfruit.

Brightening breakfast

Tropicana's latest on-pack promotion gives consumers the chance to win £5 every minute of the morning. Brand owner PepsiCo reckons the activity across the entire single-serve range will brighten up breakfast sales for retailers.

Heinz launches slices

Heinz Beanz are now available in four chilled savoury pastry slices: Heinz Beanz slice; Beanz with Cheddar cheese; Beanz with spicy meatballs; and Beanz with smoky sausage. All are wrapped in light puff pastry.

ACS welcomes E.On's backbilling pledge

The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed energy company E.On’s announcement that it will be reducing its backbilling limits for all small businesses to 12 months, effective this week.

P&H launches alcohol licensing initiative for independents

An alcohol licensing initiative to enable independent retailers to take advantage of the take-home alcohol sector has been launched by Palmer and Harvey, the UK’s largest delivered wholesaler. The category is worth £1.1bn annually and in 2012 grew in value by 4.7%.

German motorists visit the car wash three times more often than British motorists

Germany has been identified as the largest and most valuable car wash market in Europe, according to new research from Verdict. Germany’s total car wash market value was €1,584m in 2012, accounting for 34% of the total commercial car wash market in nine of the major European markets. Its dominance is due to a combination of factors, including stringent car wash legislation, a large number of vehicles on the road and a resilient economy.

Euro Garages to add 69 more Subway stores by 2016

The Subway brand and Euro Garages have announced plans to open a further 69 outlets across the group’s existing 120-site forecourt estate by 2016. The companies say the expansion drive will create around 700 new jobs - especially in areas of high unemployment. The new stores will bring the total number of Euro Garages sites with a Subway store to 100.

Forecourts in award-winning line-up at Pro Retail gala dinner

Two forecourts were recognised at wholesaler Palmer and Harvey's Pro Retail gala dinner in Telford last night (May 30).

Former Shell boss calls for coalitions

Coalitions between business groups and civil society are the best way to ensure governments in developing countries protect their natural resources, the former global chairman of Shell will tell the University of Brighton's Festival of Research.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 25 May 2020
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands111.76123.12106.54
North East110.34125.25104.79
North West111.33119.82106.56
Northern Ireland108.52111.40102.55
South East113.2059.90124.27108.35
South West111.83124.12106.47
West Midlands112.13125.12106.81
Yorkshire & Humber111.6957.70121.80105.92

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