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product news: Coca-Cola renews First Taste advertising

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is bringing back a renewed version of the First Taste advert for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, featuring Mr Hadley, encouraging consumers to try the drink for the first time.

product news: Cadbury launches new brand platform

Cadbury is launching a new global brand platform, which is intended to shine a light on the kindness and generosity in society and facilitate moments of human connection.

product news: Quorn unveils £14m support package

Meat-free brand Quorn is unveiling a £14m support package to showcase how easy it is to cook with the product.

product news: Volvic starts new campaign and revamps bottle

Danone’s water brand Volvic is kicking off the new year with a digitally led marketing campaign.

product news: Fentimans invests in rebrand

Drinks maker Fentimans has overhauled its image with a rebrand costing £1.2m.

product news: Kikkoman gears up for Chinese New Year

Soy sauce brand Kikkoman is supporting the brand over the key Chinese New Year period with a new TV and online video campaign including a new creative.

product news: go ahead! brings out new variant

The go ahead! range has a new Coconut flavour, available in a four-pack, rrp £2.29.

product news: Pipers Crisps adds new flavour

Pipers Crisps has added a new flavour, Jalapeno & Dill, to its range of premium crisps.

product news: Fibre One extends range

Diet management snacking brand Fibre One will this month launch a cinnamon variety as the fourth in its portfolio.

product news: Cadbury Creme Egg returns to TV

Cadbury Creme Egg has returned to TV as part of a £4m marketing investment for the brand during the run up to Easter, and will be supported by PR, experiential and digital activity.

product news: Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea in UK

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the launch of its premium iced tea brand Fuze Tea in Great Britain.

product news: Weetabix offers van prize

Weetabix is kick starting 2018 with a national competition giving convenience retailers the opportunity to win a van.

product news: AG Barr introduces San Benedetto

AG Barr is introducing San Benedetto – a premium Italian soft drinks brand – to the UK.

product news: Cadbury Premier League tie-up reaches biscuits

Cadbury’s Premier League partnership will move into biscuits this month with the launch of an on-pack promotion with Cadbury Fingers – Finders Keepers.

product news: KP Snacks expands Hula Hoops Puft range

KP Snacks is expanding its Hula Hoops Puft range with the launch of a new Hula Hoops Puft Sweet Chili multipack.

product news: Ginsters adds twist to pasty

Ginsters has launched Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Pasty to welcome in the New Year.

product news: Country Choice spices up Savoury Bakes

Country Choice has spiced up its range of Savoury Bakes with two new flavours, bringing the tastes of Morocco and Mexico to the mix.

product news: new Walkers van sales operation planned

PepsiCo UK will establish a new van sales operation to deliver Walkers snack products direct to independent retailers, foodservice operators and the licensed trade.

product news: Cadbury exploits Premier League tie-up

The second phase of Cadbury’s partnership with the Premier League will kick off this January with a promotion offering the chance to win a day with a Premier League “legend”.

product news: Lamb & Watt adds Ginger Ale to range

Tonic brand Lamb & Watt has diversified its range with a new, full-bodied Ginger Ale addition.

product news: Yazoo introduces one litre PMP

Milk drink brand Yazoo has launched a price-marked version of its 1 litre bottle.

product news: Strathmore Water increases athletics involvement

Strathmore Water has followed up this summer’s activity as national water supplier to the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London 2017, by being appointed national supplier of bottled water for the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019.

product news: Jim Jams extends range

Reduced sugar jams and spreads maker Jim Jams is expanding its range after a surge in sales over the past year.

Maltesers added to Mars ice cream tubs range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats will add Maltesers to its ice cream sharing tub range from February.

Seasonal bars and slices launched by McVitie's

McVitie's has unveiled its 2017 Christmas cake range, which includes new Hobnobs Rudolph Red Nose Teacakes, available in packs of eight, rrp £1. McVitie's Digestives Winter Orange & Chocolate Slices cash in on the popularity of chocolate orange flavours over the Christmas period. Packs of five come in festive packaging, rrp £1. McVitie's Jaffa Cake Bars have been given a jolly packaging makeover and come with a Santa red coloured, orange jam, rrp £1). Penguin Yule Logs are back for another year with a fun and festive look, rrp £1.

Volvic targets 'New Year, new you' consumers

Volvic has expanded its range of Touch Of Fruit sugar-free flavours with the launch of Summer Fruit Sugar Free in 50cl and 1.5ltr formats both of which are available now. In addition, a special-edition Watermelon Sugar Free will hit shelves in a 50cl format in late January.

Consumers invited to enjoy sparkling moments

Highland Spring has unveiled a festive campaign called 'Escape to a Sparkling Moment', which focuses on the role of the brand's relevance for occasions, at the weekend or just for something a little bit special.

Lifestyle campaign to support Mars' products

Mars Chocolate has announced a new lifestyle campaign which is set to hit shops in January.

Botanically brewed mini mixer cans

Fentimans has launched what it says is the world's first-ever range of botanically brewed mixer cans. The drinks are available in four of the brand's most popular all-natural mixer flavours: Premium Indian Tonic Water, Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water and Ginger Ale. The bespoke 150ml mini cans have an rrp of 75p.

Liberté offers Excellence via creamy yogurt duo

Yoplait has added Liberté Excellence to its yogurt range. The thick and creamy yogurt is made from just milk and cream, and is served on a layer of either Salted Caramel or Lemon. They contain 9% fat and are made with no artificial colours or flavours. The range is positioned as a 'permissible indulgence' option, and is ideal for evening consumption occasions during the working week.

Stock up with soft drinks to cash in this Christmas

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

Major enhancements made to JPS range

New 'Firm Filter' technology has been applied to all JPS full flavour variants. Meanwhile, JPS Silver has become JPS Silver Stream,where the former's previous filter tip is superseded by a 'Smooth Filter' for a smoother taste experience. And JPS Green has become JPS Green Edge, featuring a menthol inner liner that is more effective at transferring flavour to the cigarettes than traditional menthol tips.

Product news: Burton's adds Big and Chunky cookies

Burton’s Biscuit Company is set to introduce new Big & Chunky lines under its £50m Maryland cookie brand.

Product news: Shake-up for milk drink brand Yazoo

Yazoo, the milk drink brand, has given its vanilla recipe a shake-up.

Product news: Range extension for squbes

Squbes, the savoury seed cube brand, has extended its range into the sweet category by introducing two new indulgent flavours: Dark Chocolate with Coconut & Sea Salt and Salted Caramel & Almond.

Product news: Nutella is back on TV with Christmas special

Nutella is launching a dedicated £1m Christmas campaign featuring a new TV, a festive pack makeover and digital, social and experiential activations. The campaign will run through to the end of December.

Product news: Allinson's adds premium variants

Bread brand Allinson's has launched a new premium product range, said to be inspired by the pioneering spirit of the brand’s founder Thomas Allinson.

Product news: Festive activity in aid of 'Nisa' Christmas

Nisa is helping shoppers to have a ‘Nisa’ Christmas this year with a host of special Christmas activity on its @NisaLocally and @MADLCharity social media channels.

Product news: Festive line-up from McVitie's

McVitie’s has announced its 2017 Christmas cake range, which sees the debut of a selection of festive-inspired cake products. The range offers a host of options for Christmas shoppers with party treats through to ideas to add a little seasonal sparkle to lunchboxes. With an estimated RSV of £2.5m for the whole seasonal range, all products feature seasonal packaging for maximum impact on shelf.

Product news: Lifestyle message in New Year push for goodnessknows

Mars Chocolate UK has announced a new lifestyle activation set to hit shops in the New Year incorporating the company’s latest product innovations.

Product news: Win a night in Coke's Christmas truck

Coca-Cola is opening the doors to the iconic red Coca-Cola Christmas truck for the first time, to offer a pair of festive fans, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in the ultimate Christmas sleepover – and stay inside the truck for one night only, on Friday 15th December 2017, in a secret London venue.

Product news: New sugar-free Volvic variants

Volvic, the popular water brand from Danone, has added two new sugar-free flavours across its Touch Of Fruit range in the run-up to Christmas. Summer Fruit Sugar Free is now available in 50cl and 1.5L formats, while the special-edition Watermelon Sugar Free will hit shelves in a 50cl format in late January.

Product news: Imperial Tobacco enhances JPS range

Imperial Tobacco has unveiled three enhancements to its JPS cigarette (FMC) range, which will launch nationwide in early 2018.

Product news: Varta launches £1m festive campaign

Varta Consumer Batteries is launching a £1m Christmas campaign, which is predicted to reach a UK audience of 22 million this festive season.

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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: 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.

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