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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.

Mentos wants consumers to pass on the message

Mentos is investing £1.6m in what it describes as its biggest campaign of the year. The new limited edition product aims to bring people together and inject a dose of innovation into the singles category.

Logic moves into wholesale and independent channels

Following its introduction into the grocery channel last year, vaping brand Logic has announced it has significantly expanded distribution of its Logic Compact range. Logic Compact is expanding across the independent and wholesale channels, and listings across convenience accounts will increase.

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.

Summer berries

Accolade Wines is adding Summer Berries Pink Gin to its best-selling Echo Falls portfolio in response to the boom in gin sales. Rrp is £16 for 70cl.

Sparkling refresh

Highland Spring has unveiled a fresh, modern new look for its Sparkling water range to showcase its provenance and everyday hydration credentials.

New York promo

Boost Drinks' latest promotion gives consumers the chance to win a trip for two to New York. Other prizes include shopping vouchers.

HP celebrations

HP Sauce, which is named after the Houses of Parliament, is getting a packaging refresh to celebrate the 160th birthday of Big Ben.

New stand-up packs for KP Nuts range

The KP Nuts brand has new packs. From this month, the brand's nine hero-sharing SKUs will come in foil bags which stand up unaided. For retailers, it allows them to be easily merchandised in secondary displays, for example alongside beers. For consumers, the more functional packs stand on end, preventing spillages and pour more easily. The packs also feature a new reseal closure.

JUUL vape products rolling out in Bestway depots

JUUL, the US market leader in the vape channel, has entered into a partnership with Bestway Wholesale to widen the distribution of its products here.

Cadbury Inventors' three choccy bars now on sale

Cadbury Dairy Milk (CDM) is unveiling three limited-edition bars that have been created by the finalists of last year's Cadbury Inventor competition. They are: Callum's CDM Choca-Latte, Neelam's CDM Simply the Zest, and Melanie's CDM The Raspberry Shortcake. Consumers will be encouraged to vote for one to join the permanent CDM range at The winner will be announced in September.

Air fresheners with less of a plastic impact

Air freshener specialist Frsh Scents is targeting forecourts with its 'plastic-neutral', multi-styled range of scents.

NOW TV passes up for grabs with Nestlé

Nestlé Confectionery has partnered with online streaming service NOW TV for its latest on-pack promotion. The activity sees KitKat, Aero, Yorkie, Toffee Crisp and Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles give consumers the chance to win a one-month NOW TV Entertainment Pass, worth £7.99/15. To enter, they need to input a code from their wrapper online.

Best Ever Cheese & Onion gets Spice Girls backing

Walkers has launched its 'Best Ever' Cheese & Onion flavour backed by the biggest marketing campaign in the brand's history. The activity sees the crisp brand and the Spice Girls teaming up for a 90-second ad which shows the lengths some people will go to to avoid sharing their Walkers crisps.

LRS identifies £1.4bn soft drinks opportunity

New research conducted by Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has revealed an opportunity to grow the soft drinks category by £1.4bn.

JUUL unveils new-tech pods with broader appeal

US vaping brand JUUL Labs has launched New Technology JUULpods, available in multiple nicotine strength options, to reach a broader range of smokers in the UK who want to switch from combustible cigarettes.

Summer campaign to boost Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy is driving awareness of its £54m flavours range this summer with the launch of a dedicated £2m marketing campaign - its first marketing campaign focusing on the flavours range in more than eight years.

Dairy Crest to market single-face shelf-ready packs in spreads

Dairy Crest has announced a transition to a more efficient shelf-ready packaging solution across its convenience range of butters and spreads.

Walkers snack brands help shoppers 'grab summer by the snacks'

Walkers Sensations, Doritos and Max Strong are teaming up in a new campaign designed to drive impulsive summer sales under the new strapline ‘Grab Summer by the Snacks’. The popular snacks brands are joined by 7up Free and Pepsi MAX in the promotion which is live from now until July 27, 2019.

CCEP announces 'biggest ever' brand partnership as Relentless links with Stormzy

A new brand partnership between Relentless and grime artist Stormzy has been announced by Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP).

bel'Vita introduces two new breakfast biscuits

Healthy biscuit brand, belVita is introducing two new launches to the breakfast biscuits category in June.

Nestlé Confectionery announces partnership with NOW TV

Nestlé Confectionery has announced it is partnering with online streaming service NOW TV to launch an on-pack promotion.

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’.

Cadbury re-runs promotion with Merlin Entertainments

Cadbury and Merlin Entertainments’ partnership offering consumers free tickets for memorable days out this summer is set to roll out across Cadbury chocolate bags for a fourth year.

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.

Wolf Blass gears up for summer of sport

Wolf Blass – the official wine partner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – is gearing up for a summer of sport.

Old El Paso invents new scoop for dips

Old El Paso is hoping to “revolutionise” chips and dips with Tortilla Bowls, a bowl-shaped chip for scooping rather than dipping in sides such as guacamole and salsa.

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.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings back Sweet Sundays

Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK has announced the return of its Sweet Sundays promotion for the eighth year running.

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.

JUUL partners Bestway to widen distribution

Vaping company JUUL has announced a partnership with Bestway Wholesale to widen the distribution of its products into the independent convenience channel.

Ferrero launches trade campaign for TicTac

Ferrero is launching a trade campaign to reinforce the sales potential of stocking its core range of flavours.

Redesign boost for KP Nuts

KP Snacks has unveiled a redesign for one of its flagship brands - KP Nuts.

Recyclable packs

Leerdammer, the UK's number-one branded cheese slice, has announced the launch of new 100% recyclable packaging for all Original and Light slice packs.

Frsh Scents targets forecourts with ‘plastic-neutral’ air fresheners

Air freshener specialist Frsh Scents is on a mission to make life’s journey better, and is now targeting forecourts with its ‘plastic-neutral’, multi-styled range of scents.

McVitie’s becomes an official partner of Team GB

Biscuit brand McVitie’s has become an official partner of Team GB in a deal that takes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games period.

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.

Tic Tac offers Ibiza holiday as competition prize

This summer Tic Tac will be offering consumers the chance to win a holiday to Ibiza, as part of a partnership with radio station, Kiss.

Cofresh invests in Asian TV and radio campaign

Indian snacks manufacturer Cofresh has invested in a primetime Asian TV and radio advertising campaign to help raise consumer awareness of the brand and drive footfall to the fixture during the key selling times of Ramadan, Eid, Diwali and Christmas.

Burton's Biscuit Company expands lower calorie range

Burton’s Biscuit Company is expanding its ‘less than 100 calories’ biscuits and snacks range with the launch of Maryland Oaty Cookie Bars.

Choc Caramel is Yazoo's latest limited edition

The latest limited-edition flavour from Yazoo is Choc Caramel. The launch follows the success of Yazoo Choc Mint, which it will replace. The Choc Mint SKU was a huge hit with consumers, becoming a £1m flavour within just five months in the convenience channel.

New Aero Bliss targets the sharing occasion

Nestlé is introducing Aero Bliss, a new premium boxed chocolate version of Aero, available in two variants: Milk Chocolate and a Mixed Selection, which includes milk chocolate, salted caramel and praline flavours. Both boxes have an rrp of £3.99. The launch will be supported with a campaign, including out-of-home, social and digital advertising as well as sampling. The whole Aero brand will benefit from a £3m media spend this year.

Fido Dido returns on limited edition 7UP packs

7UP is reuniting with pop culture icon, Fido Dido, who is appearing across 7UP Free limited-edition packs in an effort to drive visibility on shelf and appeal to a new generation of shoppers. 7UP Free is the fastest-growing lemon and lime sub-brand within convenience and warrants focus as the brand is driving growth within the fruit carbonates category (Nielsen), convincingly beating its closest competitor in recent taste testings.

Real fruit essence used for Smirnoff Infusions

Smirnoff has launched a new spirit called Smirnoff Infusions.It is made with Smirnoff No.21 Vodka, infused with real fruit essence and natural ingredients to produce two variants: Orange, Grapefruit & Bitters and Raspberry, Rhubarb & Vanilla.

Quorn moves into ambient category

Leading meat-free brand Quorn is moving beyond its frozen and chilled heartland with the launch of its first ambient range, targeted at a new category - the food cupboard aisle.

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

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