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Product news: Festive return for Starbucks RTD latte

Chilled ready-to-drink coffee specialist Starbucks is aiming to bring back the magic and excitement of the festive season to the grocery aisle with a limited-edition cup design for the popular chilled coffee drink, the Caffè Latte.

Product news: Starring role for Nature Valley in Battle of the Sexes

Snack bar brand Nature Valley has announced a partnership with Fox Searchlight Pictures’ movie Battle of The Sexes (in cinemas 24th November).

Product news: Sparkling campaign for Christmas

Highland Spring has unveiled a festive campaign titled ‘Escape to a Sparkling Moment’. Forming part of Highland Spring’s programme of investment to drive continued growth in the category, the campaign focuses on the role of the brand’s 'sparkling' offering in elevating the relevance of bottled water for occasions, at the weekend or just for something a little bit special.

product news: Britvic highlights soft drinks opportunity

New research from Britvic reveals that almost half of consumers (45%) are set to buy more soft drinks at Christmas as over a fifth (21%) plan to drink less alcohol.

product news: Covent Garden unleashes lunch campaign

This winter New Covent Garden Soup Company will unveil its latest brand campaign inviting the nation to enjoy a better lunch with new packs, flavours and range.

product news: Jacob's Creek revamps packaging

Australian wine brand Jacob’s Creek is revamping the packaging of its Classics range in the UK, with the aim of driving sales by making it easier for shoppers to find their favourite wine.

product news: RetroScents aims to rekindle sweet memories

RetroScents, the manufacturer of in-car air fresheners and fragranced accessories, is aiming to rekindle sweet memories after signing a licensing deal Tangerine, the supplier and manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn.

product news: Fentimans unveils botanically brewed mixer cans

Soft drink producer Fentimans has launched what it claims is the world’s first range of botanically brewed mixer cans.

product news: Jamaican patties join Country Choice range

Country Choice has introduced new Ja’Patties, a range of ready-to-bake spicy Jamaican-style street food bites.

product news: Spar supports charity with festive sandwiches

Spar UK is raising funds for Marie Curie this Christmas, with the launch of a limited edition festive sandwich range.

product news: Bidfood introduces health conscious desserts

Foodservice supplier Bidfood has launched Better 4 Me, a new dessert range that caters for health-conscious consumers and the increasing demand for vegan and free-from food options.

product news: blu expands portfolio of e-liquids

blu has expanded its portfolio of e-liquids, having introduced eight brand new flavours to the UK market across September and October.

product news: Ginsters unveils festive line-up

Ginsters has launched its festive range, which will include two festive limited edition sandwiches and a festive limited edition pasty.

product news: KP Snacks widens nut caddie range

KP Snacks has added a new Salted Caramel variant to its range of best-selling nut caddies.

product news: Premier Foods adds new cake bars

Premier Foods is launching new Cadbury Roses Cake Bars ahead of the festive season, with classic favourites and best sellers also returning from Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling. Mr Kipling will see a packaging refresh across its range, while Iced Topped Mince Pies will now also be available in a handy twin pack.

product news: Elizabeth Shaw does the Twist

Elizabeth Shaw is launching Twists, described as an indulgent selection of individually wrapped hazelnut treats enrobed in milk chocolate and praline, topped with crisp rice and coated in milk chocolate.

product news: Country Choice adds to festive line-up

Newcomers to Country Choice’s Christmas line-up include a Chocolate Orange pastry swirl and a Panettone flavour swirl.

product news: Guinness launches limited edition cans

Guinness has launched two limited-edition can designs to celebrate John Gilroy, the artist behind some of Guinness’ most famous advertisements.

product news: Hi-Spirits introduces new gift packs

Hi-Spirits has a new range of gift packs featuring Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Fireball and the King of Soho Gin. Rrps range from £14 to £34.

product news: Kellogg's unveils £10m marketing plan

Kellogg’s has announced plans to drive out-of-breakfast consumption in 2018 with a £10m marketing campaign for Corn Flakes exploring the different times of day people eat cereal.

product news: Mars Chocolate puts new brand on TV

The first TV advert for goodnessKnows, Mars Chocolate UK’s newest brand, aired for the first time on Sunday November 5 as part of the brand’s Done some bad? Done some good campaign.

product news: Volvic joins forces with new Star Wars film

Volvic, the water brand from Danone, is joining forces with one of this year’s most anticipated films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

product news: Echo Falls extends into vodka

Accolade Wines is extending its Echo Falls range with the introduction of a flavoured vodka, Echo Falls Summer Berries Vodka (37.5% ABV).

product news: Ben & Jerry's introduces new flavours

Ben & Jerry’s is set to introduce a new Home Sweet Honeycomb flavour to its family this winter with the message: “It’s time to come together for vulnerable refugees.”

product news: Nestlé offers chance to win hydration station visit

Nestlé Pure Life Hydration Station was recently situated at the Spar, Chester Court, near Regent’s Park where store owner, Dilip Patel, and his team welcomed customers and commuters to the store, encouraging them to stay hydrated.

product news: Drinks duo launch mixer

Scottish gin producer NB Distillery and Bon Accord soft drinks are aiming to revitalise the mixer category by launching a co-branded premium tonic.

Product news: Festive feast from Urban eat

Urban eat, is launching a limited-edition range of Christmas sandwiches. The streamlined range now includes Turkey Feast, Turkey, Bacon and Stuffing, a Piggies Under Blankets sub roll and a Brie and Cranberry Wrap, all presented in festive-themed packaging.

Product news: Boost profits with Aryzta's festive range

Aryzta Food Solutions is giving forecourt retailers the chance to unwrap extra profits over the festive season with the launch of its Christmas sweet bakery and hot food-to-go range.

Product news: Yazoo claims UK first with sugar and sweetener-free chocolate flavour

Milk brand Yazoo is introducing chocolate to its 'no added sugar' range, and the claims that it's the UK’s first chocolate milk drink with no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners.

Product news: Ferrero Rocher back on TV with 'golden moments'

Ferrero Rocher is back on TV with a new £3.5m campaign over Christmas and spring to support the brand across these seasonal occasions.

Product news: New fun range from Maynards Bassetts

Maynards Bassetts is bringing more light-hearted fun to the candy bags category with the launch of a new range - its first since the launch of the brand in 2016.

Product news: CCE's Christmas Truck Tour returns as festive campaign gets under way

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is gearing up to spread some festive cheer, as it reveals its Christmas 2017 campaign, which includes the return of the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour, ‘Holidays Are Coming’ TV advert, limited-edition Christmas packs, and sponsorship of Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball.

product news: Tropicana stages flavour vote

Juice brand Tropicana is introducing its first juice flavour campaign.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats expands range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a new frozen dessert and two new hot chocolate products.

product news: Jenny Wren introduces sub-£10 Christmas Box

Jenny Wren, the Kentish chocolate firm, has introduced its first Christmas box for what it calls the “neglected” sub-£10 gifting category.

product news: Doritos partners Xbox for promotion

Doritos is partnering Xbox for the very first time, to offer shoppers the chance to win 70,000 Xbox prizes including the new Xbox One X.

product news: Ribena revamps cartons

Ribena is disrupting the cartons segment with the launch of an exclusive new flavour, Pineapple & Passion Fruit.

product news: McVitie's unveils Halloween cakes range

McVitie’s has launched a cakes range, with new-look Halloween inspired packaging and content full of expected and unexpected ingredients to cater for Trick or Treaters, lunchboxes or party foods.

product news: Snack-a-Jacks offers on-the-go option

Snack-a-Jacks has launched new ‘Minis’ in order to provide shoppers an on-the-go option for the brand.

product news: New water category gets Actiph

Actiph Water is making claim to the launch of the first alkaline ionised bottled water in the UK. The new product focuses on balance and hydration, and has been through a three-stage process which includes purifying spring water, adding electrolytes and supercharging by ionisation.

product news: Smint rejigs support for Breast Cancer Care

Sugar free mint brand, Smint, is moving its support for Breast Cancer Care from Smint Strawberry Mix, to one of its fastest growing products, the Strawberry XXL Smint Tin.

product news: Diageo highlights independent alcohol opportunity this Christmas

With 28% of annual off trade alcohol sales taking place over the festive period, Diageo has extended its My Store Matters advice to help retailers tap into the sales opportunity.

product news: TV ads spearhead Wolf Blass marketing campaign

Wine brand Wolf Blass has launched a through the line marketing campaign celebrating its award-winning history, fronted by a new TV advertising campaign in the UK.

product news: Britvic introduces on the go Purdey's can

Britvic is set to extend its range for multivitamin drink brand, Purdey’s, with the launch of a 250ml can format.

product news: Urban Eat seals deal with Booker franchise outlets

Following a trial across 27 convenience stores, sandwich brand Urban eat is being made available to all Booker franchise outlets.

product news: Walkers adds Bugles BBQ to PMP range

Walkers has extended its £1 RRP price-marked-pack (PMP) range to include Bugles BBQ.

product news: Grace Foods launches slim can Coconut Water

Caribbean food and drink supplier Grace Foods UK has launched a new slim can Coconut Water range.

product news: Kerry Group majors on Halloween

Kerry Group's Mattessons Fridge Raiders brand has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event.

product news: Schweppes makes major investment

The mixer brand Schweppes has announced what it describes as its biggest GB investment in more than 200 years.

Free movies with crisps and confectionery

Two of the biggest names in impulse products are running promotions that give consumers access to free films. Nestlé Confectionery has teamed up with Sky Store for its promotion where consumers will receive a £5.99 Sky Store Buy & Keep movie voucher in return for collecting four promotional packs from its range of sharing bags.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 20 November 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands123.21131.97120.77
North East122.7764.90132.16120.46
North West123.1057.80131.29120.64
Northern Ireland121.8564.20125.57120.27
South East123.79131.06121.50
South West123.42130.49121.01
West Midlands122.8761.90132.62120.73
Yorkshire & Humber122.9956.90131.53120.82

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