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product news: Ben & Jerry's introduces non-dairy line-up

Ben & Jerry’s is adding a non-dairy line-up to its portfolio and is backing it with an investment of more than £1m spanning digital, PR and outdoor communications.

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: 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.

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 Meanwhile, JPS Silver has become JPS Silver Stream,where the former's previous filter tip is superseded by a 'Smooth Filter' for a smoother taste experience.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.

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.

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.

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.

Lifestyle campaign to support Mars' products

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Yazoo introduces one litre PMP

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Ginsters adds twist to pasty

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

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: 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: AG Barr introduces San Benedetto

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Pipers Crisps adds new flavour

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

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: 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: Fentimans invests in rebrand

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

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: 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: 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: 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.

Cadbury Fingers change to Finders Keepers

Cadbury's Premier League partnership continues with a promotion with Cadbury Fingers called Finders Keepers. By finding a golden tray inside their promotional pack, consumers can win one of 1,000 prizes or a money-can't-buy grand prize of presenting the Golden Glove trophy to the winner at the end of the season.

Fuzetea from Coke makes its UK debut

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the launch of premium iced tea brand Fuzetea in the UK. The company describes it as a "unique fusion of fruit flavours, botanicals, tea extracts and other ingredients which deliver a fresh, contemporary tea taste". Fuzetea initially launched in 2012 in 14 countries and achieved billion-dollar status in less than three years.

Coconut flavour added to go ahead! range

The go ahead! range has a new Coconut flavour, available in a four-pack, rrp £2.29. The new variant joins Cocoa & Orange and Cocoa & Hazelnut, each made from 100% natural ingredients with no added sugar. Brand owner Pladis says go ahead! has performed strongly in the market since its relaunch last year. Growth was driven by recruiting new buyers, which increased the brand's penetration to the highest level for almost two years.

Cadbury Freddo moves into more aisles

Cadbury Freddo is moving into the cakes and biscuits aisle with Freddo Face Cakes, which are a soft cake sandwich with a creamy chocolate chip filling and Freddo Biscuits, which are Freddo-shaped and half-coated in chocolate.

An authentic taste of Italy from AG Barr

AG Barr says it is bringing the authentic taste of Italy to UK shoppers with San Benedetto the premium Italian soft drinks brand that's high in taste but contains only 86 calories per can.

Chocolate legends team up with footie legends

A new promotion on Cadbury chocolate gives consumers the chance to win an experience day with a Premier League legend (Thierry Henry, Ian Wright, Jamie Redknapp or Michael Owen) plus thousands of instant win prizes. To have a chance to win, consumers need to purchase a Cadbury Dairy Milk core single or tablet (Dairy Milk, Caramel, Fruit and Nut or Whole Nut), then visit and scan the logo with their phone.

Retailers can win a new van with Weetabix

Weetabix is running a competition which gives convenience retailers the chance to win a van. Three Ford Transit Courier Base vans are up for grabs in the promotion. Running via Bestway, Landmark and Today's Group wholesale depots, the competition uses a Text to Win mechanic.

One pasty and two new sarnies from Ginsters

Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion is the latest pasty to join the Ginsters range. Rrp is £2.10. Also new for the New Year are two sandwiches: Hunter's Chicken and Firecracker Chicken both with a rrp of £3. They contain British roast chicken breast with the Hunter's combining bacon with mayonnaise, BBQ sauce and cheese. Firecracker combines the chicken with spinach, red pepper, sour cream, piri piri sauce and chilli mayonnaise.

Peanut Nutter is sixth new Carb Killa shake

Peanut Nutter is the sixth flavour to join the Carb Killa Shake range. Described as a "delicious smooth and creamy high protein, low sugar shake", it is a convenient way for consumers to get additional protein into their diets without unwanted calories or carbs. Rrp is £2.49 for a 330ml bottle, which contains 24g of protein. Multipacks are also available.

product news: Werther's launches TV campaign

Werther’s Sugar Free is launching a £4m national TV campaign this January to remind shoppers that they can still treat themselves to the taste of Werther’s Original, with the reassurance of no sugar and fewer calories.

product news: Mondelez adds to Mikado range

Mondelez International’s is bringing a new flavour to its Mikado biscuit brand with the launch of Mikado Dark Intense.

product news: Haribo brings out lower sugar option

Haribo has unveiled a new addition to its range – Fruitilicious – which it says has 30% less sugar.

product news: Burton's backs Maryland brand

Burton’s Biscuit Company is announcing a new advertising campaign for its £50m Maryland brand which will see it return to TV, supported by social media activity and in-store activation, with a £1m marketing budget.

product news: Häagen-Dazs serves up Dimitrov as ambassador

Häagen-Dazs has announced world  number three tennis player and self-confessed ice cream fanatic, Grigor Dimitrov, as its new global ambassador.

product news: Walkers launches new proposition

Walkers is launching a new proposition aimed at social sharing occasions.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 January 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
South West124.73130.24121.91
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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