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Product news: Fruittella adds grab & go sachet option

Fruittella has added a new handy grab & go sachet option to its range of 'less sugar' and 'sugar free' products, perfect for quick purchases on the go. 

Product news: Capri-Sun campaign to promote 'less sugar' message

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new Capri-Sun advertising campaign to raise awareness that Capri-Sun original now contains 50% less sugar while still maintaining its iconic great taste and containing nothing artificial. A content-driven partnership with Jungle Creations, a media company on Facebook, will also run alongside the advertising to support the 330ml variant which is predominately consumed by adults.

Product news: Marketing boost for Cheesestrings and Yollies

Kerry Foods is returning to screens with a £500k-plus marketing campaign across its Cheestrings and Yollies brands. The new campaign aims to drive further awareness of last year’s repositioning of Snack Mix under the Cheestrings brand. The snack will feature its first standalone TV creative from the 25th June for three weeks.

Product news: Burton's reformats mini biscuits with 100-calorie flash

Burton’s Biscuit Company is reformatting its core Minis products and adding an on pack 100-calorie flash.

Product news: Doritos Collisions come to UK

Doritos is launching a new snacking experience into the UK - Doritos Collisions - a combination of two bold flavours in one bag. 

Product news: 'Pick your own gig' promotion on Ribena

Ribena is unveiling a new on-pack competition to drive sales this summer. The ‘Pick Your Own Gig’ activation, gives consumers the chance to win up to £200 of Ticketmaster vouchers and can enable up to 10,001 people to win a prize every day. It is supported by outdoor, in-store and digital media as well as a heavyweight sampling campaign.

Product news: Overhaul for 7Up Free range

Britvic and 7UP has announced a visual overhaul of the 7UP Free range which is rolling out into stores now, just ahead of its ‘Feel Good to be Free’ marketing campaign which is launching mid-June.

product news: Cadbury's Freddo in summer promotion

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo will be giving away 2,000 adventures to consumers and their families, from July to September, as part of its independent exclusive ‘Win Big Adventures’ promotion.

product news: Pladis trials multi-lingual POS

Pladis is enhancing its Better Biscuits category initiative through a bespoke trial with Dhamecha Cash & Carry’s seven London depots.

product news: Red Bull targets organic demand

Red Bull is aiming to tap into consumer demand for organically certified food and drink products with the launch of its new soft drinks range.

product news: Mars Wrigley Confectionery launches new Extra format

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching new Extra Minis Handyboxes, fun smaller pellets in a portable format, which allow consumers to “choose their chew” with as many or as few pellets as they like.

product news: Haribo unveils Squidglets

Haribo has extended its range with the launch of Squidglets, bringing a mix of shapes to the confectionery aisle in a new soft-textured recipe.

product news: Tangerine Confectionery expands Softies range

Tangerine Confectionery is expanding its Softies range with the addition of three new products, offering soft and chewy twists on retro favourites under the Barratt brand – introducing Dip Dab Softies, and Refreshers and Fruit Salad Mini Softies.

product news: Swizzels celebrates 90th anniversary

To mark Swizzels 90th anniversary, the Derbyshire-based sweet manufacturer is challenging consumers to create their own “Sweetest Invention” that will be brought to life in the factory.

product news: Imperial Tobacco adds Gold Leaf Ice Pack

Imperial Tobacco has unveiled the Gold Leaf Ice Pack, which is arriving in the independent channel from 1 July.

product news: Boost Drinks launches on-pack promotion

Boost Drinks is launching a new on-pack promotion across its bestselling 250ml Original Energy price-marked pack (PMP) variant.

product news: Carling kicks off gold can promotion

To coincide with a summer of World Cup football, beer brand Carling has launched a promotion within the off-trade, giving consumers the chance to win cash.

product news: Marmite extends into breakfast biscuit category

This month, Unilever is entering the breakfast biscuit category for the first time with the launch of Marmite Breakfast Biscuits. The new savoury biscuit aims to target the increasing number of consumers seeking on-the-go breakfast options.

product news: Wolf Blass enters world cricket partnership

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a new three-year partnership with Australian winemaker Wolf Blass.

product news: Quorn eliminates black plastic packaging

Quorn has announced it intends to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end of June 2018.

product news: Mrs Crimble's launches on-pack promotion

Mrs Crimble’s, the gluten-free bakery brand owned by Wessanen UK, is launching a large-scale on-pack promotion on over one million packs Mrs Crimble’s Choc Macaroons and Coconut Macaroons.

Guilt-free ice cream now available from Booker

Halo Top, which was launched successfully into Tesco in January, is now available to independents from Booker.

Perrier's juicy new cans

New Perrier & Juice offers consumers the classic qualities of Perrier paired with a hint of flavour.

Mr Kipling joins forces with Roald Dahl for cakes

Premier Foods is launching a limited- edition Roald Dahl-themed Mr Kipling range, backed by an on-pack promotion. The products are: George's Marvellous Lemon & Raspberry Whirls, Enormous Croc's Chocolate Mud Pies, The BFG's Strawbunkle & Cream Fancies and Mr Fox's Fantastic Forest Fruit Slices. Rrp for each is just £1. The promotion gives shoppers the chance to win prizes including Roald Dahl inspired holidays.

More nuts from KP

KP Snacks has added to its cashews range with the launch of a Sweet Chilli variety. At the same time, the existing Salted and Honey Roast cashews are being relaunched in stand-up packs.

Maltesers brand branches out with two new products

Mars Wrigley is extending the Maltesers range with two new products. Made from the same ingredients as regular Maltesers, new Maltesers Buttons have a higher ratio of chocolate-to-malt content to give consumers a button with the brand's signature crunchy texture.

Pladis adds chocolate Flipz to its UK range

Pladis has added one of America's favourite treats to its UK portfolio the chocolate-covered pretzel snack, Flipz. The launch follows a huge popularity surge for Flipz in the US, where it is currently worth $61m having seen double-digit growth over the past three years. Available in 100g pouches (rrp £1.50) in Milk and Dark Chocolate variants this will be the first time Flipz has been widely available in the UK.

Volvic refreshes Touch of Fruit with less sugar

Volvic is relaunching its entire Touch of Fruit original range, with half the sugar and new look 'refreshing' packaging.

Imperial goes menthol with Gold Leaf Ice Pack

Imperial is launching the Gold Leaf Ice Pack, which takes its inspiration from the success of the Gold Leaf 30g Handy Pack. However, Ice Pack features mentholated tips a first for the category. It includes: 30g of Gold Leaf rolling tobacco; two 40 Rizla Regular Green cigarette papers; and 72 Rizla ultra slim menthol filter tips.

Massive sampling drive for Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy is delivering its biggest ever sampling activity across the UK this year as part of its wide-reaching Energy Beats Everything campaign. Seven million ice cold, orange 150ml cans will be handed out alongside vouchers giving consumers 50p coupons to be redeemed on any Lucozade Energy or Lucozade Zero SKU. Sampling will take place nationwide in high footfall cities and the surrounding areas. The brand's £28m campaign will also include TV, outdoor and digital activity.

hippeas in bp

Hippeas organic chickpea puffs are being listed in 200 BP sites across the UK. Flavours include Cheese & Love, Far Out Fajita and Salt & Vinegar Vibes.

rizla's new look

Rizla papers are now available in stylish new product and outer packaging. Each pack features new 'tuck in' closing, designed to reduce wastage.

muller spreads

Look out for Müller Spreadable, the dairy brand's first-ever spread in the UK, which is being launched first in Tesco with a wider roll out later this year.

the big slice

Dairy Crest is extending its Cathedral City range with the launch of The Big Slice. These larger, thicker slices are designed to fit a piece of bread perfectly.

Water buddies

Nestlé Waters is adding emoji bottles to its Nestlé Pure Life range, to inspire children to drink more water. They can now choose their favourite 'water buddy'

product news: Premier Foods launches Roald Dahl-themed cakes

Premier Foods is launching a limited edition Roald Dahl-themed range with an on-pack promotion. Mr Kipling George’s Marvellous Lemon & Raspberry Whirls, Enormous Croc’s Chocolate Mud Pies, The BFG’s Strawbunkle & Cream Fancies and Mr Fox’s Fantastic Forest Fruit Slices rolling out now and are available across grocery, impulse and wholesale channels with an RSP of £1.00.

product news: screen wash tablet solves plastic problem

Two former oil company executives and co-owners of Fuel Supply Solutions are getting behind a new product aimed at tackling the issue of single use plastic bottles and the effects of environmental pollution highlighted in the ‘Blue Planet’ series on the BBC.

product news: Rizla revamps packaging

Imperial Tobacco’s Rizla range of rolling papers is now available in new product and outer packaging.

product news: Lucozade Energy delivers sampling activity

Lucozade Energy is delivering what it describes as its biggest ever sampling activity across the UK this year as part of its wide-reaching Energy Beats Everything campaign.

product news: KP Nuts adds to range

KP Nuts is launching KP Sweet Chilli Cashews and KP Sharing Nuts Mixes.

product news: Republic supports matches range

Republic Technologies (UK) is launching its biggest ever programme of consumer PR and marketing activity in support of its matches’ offering, including a partnership with celebrity chef, Tom Kerridge, national press advertising, and a national consumer survey.

product news: Mug Shot embarks on £1m marketing campaign

Instant snack brand Mug Shot has embarked on a £1m marketing campaign targeting a core audience of women office workers and busy stay at home mums.

sweet chilli dunkers

New Dunkers Sweet Chilli Baked Bites combine tomato salsa-flavoured mini tortilla chips with creamy Dairylea cheese. Rrp is £2.71.

choos-E these

Swizzels has entered the soft chew hanging bag category with Choos, available in Drumstick and Refreshers variants. They come in 150g sharing bags.

£1 packs

Mondelez has added new-size £1 price-marked packs to its chocolate bags range, including CDM Giant Buttons, to provide better value for consumers.

Merrydown Dry makes a welcome comeback

SHS Drinks is reintroducing Merrydown Dry to its cider range following demand from retailers and consumers after it was discontinued last year.

BP stocks little drinks that offer a big kick

BP Connect forecourts are now carrying Zinger shots described as "little drinks with a big kick". BP is stocking four Zinger varieties: Organic Ginger (27% ginger juice); the Xtra Ginger (40% crushed ginger juice and chilli); Lime & Chilli; and Golden Turmeric which is made with pressed turmeric juice, spiced with black pepper. Rrp is £1.49.

Smaller price-marked sharing bags for indies

As a result of the growing sharing trend, Kettle Foods is relaunching its range of smaller price-marked sharing bags specifically for the independent convenience sector. The new 80g bags are available in the top five selling seasonings: Lightly Salted, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Sea Salt with Crushed Black Peppercorns, Mature Cheddar & Red Onion and Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream; all are clearly price-marked at £1.

Signature Chocolate joins Starbucks' range

Starbucks has added a non-coffee variant to its Chilled Classic range for the first time. New Signature Chocolate is a blend of Fairtrade cocoa and creamy milk.

product news: Aryzta unveils football muffin

In-store food to go specialist Aryzta Food Solutions is aiming to help retailers to capitalise on the football fever that is set to grasp the nation with this summer’s World Cup, with the introduction of a limited edition Otis football chocolate muffin.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 June 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands131.6092.90141.48128.80
North East131.2866.90141.91127.99
North West131.52141.49128.24
Northern Ireland130.8069.90135.52128.45
South East132.40141.08129.46
South West131.8662.90140.58129.06
West Midlands131.1759.80140.83128.45
Yorkshire & Humber130.8879.90140.94127.89

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