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Coca-Cola and Costa produce canned RTD coffee

The Coca-Cola Company and Costa Coffee have unveiled Costa Coffee Ready-to-Drink (RTD), a chilled, canned coffee brewed with Costa Coffee beans, designed for consumers looking for a genuine coffee hit.

Red Bull signs up sports stars to provide advice

Energy drink brand Red Bull, is encouraging consumers to unleash their inner athlete with its latest campaign, Red Bull Project Pro.

Barr Soft Drinks launches Irn-Bru on-pack promotion

Barr Soft Drinks is aiming to drive retailer sales this summer with what it describes as its biggest ever on-pack promotion for Irn-Bru, giving consumers the opportunity to win thousands of summer prizes.

S.Pellegrino expands range with Mediterranean flavours

Sparkling water brand S.Pellegrino is expanding its range with the launch of S.Pellegrino Essenza.

Britvic offers parents chance to shoot for the moon

Britvic’s latest on-pack promotion across its Fruit Shoot brand this summer will give parents the chance to win their kids dream ‘thing’.

Coca-Cola celebrates launch of energy drink

To celebrate the arrival of Coca-Cola Energy, a new multi-million-pound fully integrated campaign has been launched.

Boost Drinks launches chance to win trip to New York

This summer, Boost Drinks is launching a new on-pack promotion across its 250ml Original Energy and Original Sugar-Free PMP variants.

Lucozade Sport unveils bottles featuring England Lionesses

Lucozade Sport is unveiling special-edition bottles as part of its partnership with the England Lionesses ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.

Britvic supports sugar-free Tango with £1.2m campaign

Britvic is rolling out a new £1.2m marketing campaign to support its sugar-free Tango range.

Highland Spring reveals new look for sparkling range

Highland Spring has unveiled a new look for its Sparkling range to better showcase its provenance and everyday hydration credentials.

Sales pour in

What a year of ups and downs 2018 was for the soft drinks category. On the downside we had the introduction of the soft drinks tax as well as the shortage of carbon dioxide, but on the upside there was the England team's bettter-than-expected performance in the World Cup and a spectacular summer with record temperatures. In fact, 2018 was the second-sunniest year on record. And when the sun shines and the temperatures rise, consumers reach for refreshing soft drinks. Indeed according to IRI data, for every one degree increase in the temperature, soft drinks sales increase by 1.6%. And Nielsen data has revealed that soft drinks sales grew by between 6% and 8% during the warm weather last summer.

Lucozade launches £10m Spark Something campaign

Lucozade Energy is launching a £10m marketing campaign called Spark Something.

Volvic launches British-made fruit and spring water drink

Volvic has unveiled L’mon, a new range of zesty, sparkling drinks produced in the UK, combining at least 25% real fruit juice and British spring water.

Tetley invests £1.3m in its Cold Infusions range

Tetley has announced a £1.3m investment in its Tetley Cold Infusions range with new products, new formats, and a wide-reaching programme of marketing and in-store support starting this month.

Rubicon flaunts partnership with England Cricket Team

Barr Soft Drinks is highlighting Rubicon’s status as the official soft drinks partner of the England Cricket Team with a summer-long campaign.

Britvic runs on-pack promotion across Robinsons Refresh’d range

Britvic is aiming to help convenience retailers drive sales this summer with an on-pack promotion across its Robinsons Refresh’d range.

Britvic brings back Fido Dido to drive 7UP Free sales

7UP is reuniting with Fido Dido to celebrate the beverage and encourage people to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory spends £6.2m on campaign

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is launching a £6.2m marketing campaign featuring its infused blackcurrant water range Ribena Frusion.

Barr Soft Drinks launches its new Irn-Bru advertising campaign

Barr Soft Drinks is investing £6m in its Irn-Bru flavoured carbonate brand, with a new campaign that will urge shoppers to ‘get some Irn in you’.

Britvic adds new variant to its Aqua Libra range

Britvic is introducing a new flavour to its infused sparkling water brand, Aqua Libra, supported with a new pack design across the range.

Yazoo introduces limited-edition Choc Caramel flavour

Milk drink brand Yazoo has announced its new limited-edition flavour Choc Caramel.

Lucozade Energy revamps packaging

Lucozade Energy is introducing a new pack refresh across its flavours range.

Britvic expands its range of sugar-free Tango

Britvic is investing in its Tango brand with the introduction of three new sugar-free flavours, a packaging re-design and a £2.2m marketing investment which will see the brand back on TV for the first time in four years.

Coca-Cola Premier League Trophy goes on tour

Coca-Cola European Partners has revealed the dates and locations for the Official Coca-Cola Premier League Trophy Tour, which will give fans the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the Premier League trophy and enjoy some unique football experiences.

Vim & vigour

The number of cans of Red Bull you sold in your forecourt store last year contributed to the brand selling 6.79 billion cans worldwide. It's a staggering figure that's 7.7% up on 2017 sales.

New advertising for Capri-Sun celebrates free from credentials

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new advertising campaign for Capri-Sun original to highlight that the brand contains no preservatives, colours or artificial sweeteners.

Britvic introduces Raspberry to Pepsi Max line-up

Britvic is introducing a new addition to its Pepsi Max range with a raspberry flavour joining the line-up in convenience from March.

Red Bull adds coconut and berry energy drink

Red Bull is bringing a new addition to the Editions range with the introduction of new Red Bull Coconut Berry Edition.

Volvic launches rhubarb flavour special edition

Bottled water brand Volvic has launched Touch of Fruit Sugar Free Rhubarb flavour in a special edition.

Cadbury launches first powdered milkshake

Cadbury is launching its first powdered milkshake. Cadbury Choc’Shake is available now in 280g jars, RRP £2.09.

New light cola additions head raft of NPD from CCEP

A multi-million pound programme of activity has been announced by Coca-Cola European Partners as it plans to reach “more consumers, on more occasions, every day in 2019”.

Vimto adds new variant to the Vimto Remix range

Vimto is expanding the Vimto Remix range with a new Raspberry, Orange and Passionfruit carbonated variant which will be available from March.

Barr launches Mango Zero Added Sugar sparkling Rubicon variant

Barr Soft Drinks is launching a Mango Zero Added Sugar sparkling version of Rubicon, the exotic juice drink brand, to add an exotic flavour choice within the low-calorie flavoured carbonates sector.

More than water

Lucozade Sport is running a new campaign for its functional water brand, Lucozade Sport Fitwater, built around 'More Than Water' messaging.

Boost offers a blind date with a big difference

Red Berries is the latest flavour to join the Boost energy drinks range. The launch is backed by a partnership with Tinder, where consumers have the chance to win 'a dream date like no other'.

Apple blasts into Lucozade's core range

Lucozade Energy has added a new flavour to its permanent range Apple Blast. The flavour first launched last August as part of the brand's partnership with the Lara Croft franchise. It proved an instant hit and became Lucozade Energy's third most popular flavour in the independent and symbols channel (IRI data).

Coca-Cola Great Britain kicks off Premier League partnership

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has kicked-off its Premier League partnership with the launch of a new multi-million-pound campaign which gives supporters a starring role and celebrates the power of football to bring people together.

Britvic rolls out Robinsons Fruit Creations to c-stores

This month Britvic is extending Robinsons Fruit Creations into the convenience and wholesale channels, following its launch in the grocery sector.

Boost offers consumers the chance of a dream date

Red Berries is the latest flavour to join the Boost energy drinks range. The launch is backed by a partnership with Tinder, where consumers have the chance to win ‘a dream date like no other’.

Lucozade Energy adds Apple Blast to permanent range

Lucozade Energy is adding a new flavour to its permanent range this year: Apple Blast.

Zinger shots range

Zinger shots packaging given a New Year makeover

James White Drinks’ range of 100% natural Zinger shots is starting the new year with a new look.

Lucozade Sport kicks off campaign for Fitwater

Lucozade Sport is kicking off 2019 with a new marketing campaign from its functional water brand, Lucozade Sport Fitwater.

Tropicana adds new flavour to its Essentials range

The fruit juice brand Tropicana is growing its Tropicana Essentials range with a new flavour this January called Immune Support.

Starbucks introduces Christmas red cup design in retail

The Christmas red cup design used in the Starbucks' coffeehouse chain has been introduced for the Starbucks Chilled Classics Caffé Latte retail brand.

Spicing up sales

Consumers looking for a 'winter warmer' can forget the hot toddies and hot beverages, and instead head to the soft drinks chiller for beverages that might be served cold but can definitely warm them up. There's limited-edition J20 Glitterberry, back for another year with its grape, cherry and winter spice flavours mixed together with edible gold glitter. Then there's Coca-Cola Zero's latest limited edition a Cinnamon variant and from Britvic there's a limited edition Robinsons Fruit Cordials Crushed Apple & Cinnamon drink.

New Rockstar with a 'Twister' from Barr

Barr Soft Drinks is launching a new range in the energy drinks category with the introduction of Rockstar Twister.

Blanket age bans rejected for energy drinks

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into the sale of energy drinks, concluding that there is insufficient evidence for a blanket age restriction on the products.

product news: Glitterberry J₂O returns to screens

Britvic’s J₂O Glitterberry flavour is hitting screens for the first time since 2011 with a TV advert for the brand.

product news: Boost Drinks steps up support

Boost Drinks is stepping in to help support independent retailers with a series of promotions across its energy drinks range.

product news: Britvic adds to Drench range

Britvic is launching a new citrus addition to its Drench range, with a Mandarin & Lemon flavour.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East135.3166.90140.93130.00
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
London134.50141.91130.33
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
Scotland134.25140.07129.86
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
Wales133.6764.90137.30128.83
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

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