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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.

£1 pricemarks

KP has added Wheat Crunchies and new McCoy's Muchos to its £1 price-marked range. And Pom-Bear is now available in the '2 for £1' deal for the first time.

Sweet trio

Country Choice has expanded its sweet treats range with the launch of an Oreo Muffin and Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury's Caramel cookies.

Two new heroes

Dinky Decker and Crunchie Bits are new additions in boxes of Cadbury Heroes chocolates. Rrps for Heroes start at £2.29 for a treatsize bag.

UEFA Road to Euro 2020 cards are now available

Panini has launched the UEFA Road to Euro 2020 Official Trading Card Collection. The new version of Adrenalyn XL features some of football's best players and highest-ranking nations. As well as World Champions France and current European Champions Portugal, it features top teams such as Belgium, Croatia, England and Germany.

Mentos Chewy & Fresh launched for summer

Perfetti van Melle (PVM) is launching Mentos Chewy & Fresh mints in time for the summer. The bitesize mints come in Peppermint and Lemon Mint flavours, in a handy resealable 90-piece bottle, which consumers can keep in the car. Rrp is £1.70. The launch will be supported by social media activity, to engage with a younger audience.

Smash a wicket, win Ashes tickets with Rubicon

Barr Soft Drinks is reinforcing Rubicon's status as the official soft drinks partner of the England Cricket Team with a £2m 'Catch the Taste of Summer' campaign.

Asian Street Style joins Pot Noodle line up

Unilever is extending its Pot Noodle brand with the launch of Asian Street Style rice noodle pots. There are four variants: Thai Red Curry, Malaysian Laksa, Japanese Miso Noodle Soup and Vietnamese Beef Pho, which tap into the huge trend for world food flavours and popular street food dishes.

Great taste guarantee on better for you range

Walkers has launched its first ever taste guarantee across its 'Better For You' range Walkers Oven Baked Core, Snack-A-Jacks Crispies and Sunbites Core Grainwaves, to help tackle the misconceptions regarding taste in the segment.

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.

McVitie's partners with mental health charity Mind

McVitie’s is partnering with mental health charity Mind to launch a new campaign aimed at promoting positive mental health by encouraging people across the UK to get talking.

Summer addition for Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy is adding excitement to retailers’ shelves this summer with the launch of a new flavour - Watermelon & Strawberry Cooler. Available in 1L, 500ml and 380ml price-marked packs, the drink is the newest addition to the £272M Lucozade Energy range.

Pladis urges retailers to tap into a projected £1.2bn rise in snacking

Leading biscuit manufacturer pladis has launched its Annual Biscuit Review, which urges retailers to seize the opportunity to add £330 million of additional biscuit sales over three years by tapping into its estimate of an anticipated £1.2 billion rise in snacking over the same period.

'Squeezy' range from Stokes Sauces

Stokes Sauces, famous for its range of artisan condiments, is launching a new line-up of ‘squeezy’ family-friendly, recyclable bottles and introducing Reduced Sugar Ketchup to its range of sauces.

Weetabix On the Go partners with major forecourt retailers to raise profile

Breakfast drink Weetabix On The Go is going big with a new multi-channel marketing campaign as it continues to grow penetration and distribution. 

More fruit and fibre in Tropicana's new 'Whole Fruit' range

Leading chilled fruit juice brand Tropicana is launching ‘Tropicana Whole Fruit’, a new range of juice drinks which count as one of your five a day, and is designed to be high in fruit fibre thanks to a new process which helps retain more of the whole fruit.

Launch programme for Kettle & More

Kettle returns to TV ithis month with a series of adverts launching its new range, Kettle & More. which brings together the brand’s hand-cooked chips paired with real slices of sweet potato, beetroot and apple all seasoned with real food ingredients.

Tetley invests £1.3m in its Cold Infusions range

Tetley has announced a £1.3m investment in its Tetley Cold Infusions range with new products, new formats, and a wide-reaching programme of marketing and in-store support starting this month.

Rubicon flaunts partnership with England Cricket Team

Barr Soft Drinks is highlighting Rubicon’s status as the official soft drinks partner of the England Cricket Team with a summer-long campaign.

Maynards Bassetts offers chance to win wacky prizes

Maynards Bassetts is launching a new on-pack promotion offering shoppers the chance to win one of 8,001 wacky prizes.

Britvic runs on-pack promotion across Robinsons Refresh’d range

Britvic is aiming to help convenience retailers drive sales this summer with an on-pack promotion across its Robinsons Refresh’d range.

Cadbury introduces Curly Wurly Squirlies PMP format

Cadbury has launched a new Curly Wurly Squirlies price-marked pack (PMP) format. The £1 PMP sharing bags have been developed to offer consumers a new pack size and help retailers capture shoppers’ attention in store.

Big Bear rolls out Fox’s Glacier lines in shelf ready cases

Big Bear Confectionery will roll out single facing shelf-ready cases across its core Fox’s Glacier lines to retailers nationwide this month, following a successful trial with the Co-op.

Rustlers teams up with Godzilla film release

Micro-snacking brand Rustlers, is teaming up with Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Entertainment for the upcoming release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is in cinemas from May 29.

Unilever adds range of Asian inspired rice noodle pots

Unilever is launching a range of Asian inspired rice noodle pots under the Pot Noodle parent brand.

Seabrook Crisps renews deal with Alton Towers

Seabrook Crisps has agreed a deal to continue as the category exclusive partner with Alton Towers Resort in 2019.

Campo Viejo wine brand launches its first rosé

Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo is launching its first rosé.

Britvic brings back Fido Dido to drive 7UP Free sales

7UP is reuniting with Fido Dido to celebrate the beverage and encourage people to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.

Porridge oats company reveals new look for brand

Porridge oats company Stoats has revealed a new look for the brand, including a revamp of its packaging, which is now 100% recyclable or compostable.

Cadbury Heroes boosted with new look and two 'favourite' additions

Two consumer favourites have been added to the Cadbury Heroes mix this month, as well as a fresh new look, as a boost to the  sharing chocolate brand. New additions Dinky Decker and Crunchie Bits will join the existing range, which includes Twirl, Wispa, Eclair, Fudge, Caramel, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chunk and Creme Egg.

Coca-Cola brand enters energy drink segment

Coca-Cola Great Britain is expanding its portfolio with the launch of Coca-Cola Energy, the first energy drink released under the iconic brand.

Cheese and Nut Combos from Fridge Raiders

Kerry Foods' new Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos comprise bite-size cheese pieces with a variety of savoury foods such as nuts and crunchy corn. Available in Sea Salt & Pepper and Honey BBQ flavours, the snack is high in protein and contains less than 170 calories. The launch will be supported by a £1.5m marketing spend.

Dairylea adds three new snacking lines

Three new lines are being added to the Dairylea range. New Dairylea Snackers with Cadbury Giant Buttons combines a savoury snack with a sweet treat. New Dairylea Dunkers Cheesy Cones come in packs of four x 40g. Each portion is less than 100kcal. And Dairylea has a new Streetfood sub-brand for its Lunchables range, combining Dairylea with mini pizza bases and tangy pizza sauce, available in 65g packs.

Creme Egg moves into cakes for first time

The Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges have new launches for Easter, after they experienced success last year with sales growth of 23% and 7% respectively (IRI data). From Cadbury Cakes there are twin packs of Creme Egg cupcakes, which bring the chocolate treat into a cake format for the first time. The cupcakes have Creme Egg fondant inside.

Strings and Things master brand from Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods is launching a major new kids' dairy snacking master brand called Strings and Things. It combines Yollies, Cheestrings and new Cheeshapes. Cheeshapes are described as a 'fun and great-tasting alternative' to crisps and chocolate for kids' lunchboxes. There are two variants, Randoms and Icons, containing shapes from funny faces and unicorns, to pieces of fruit. Rrp is £1.40 but promotional packs are available at £1.

Cheeky new additions to Montezuma's range

Montezuma's has added three new flavours to its 100g chocolate bar range. Cheeky is a dark chocolate, vegan-friendly option with tart lemon and desiccated coconut; Happiness is milk chocolate with salted caramel and hazelnuts; and Orangutang is white chocolate with orange and butterscotch. Rrp is £2.59.

Galaxy goes Darker with two new choccie bars

New Galaxy Darker Milk bridges the gap between dark chocolate and milk chocolate with a 70/30 milk/dark blend.

Rowntree's Randoms celebrates 10th birthday

Two new variants of Rowntree's Randoms are being introduced to coincide with the brand's 10th birthday. New Randoms Sours and Randoms Squish'ems both come in 140g sharing bags, rrp £1.29.

Limited-edition occasion labelling for Echo Falls

Echo Falls is rolling out 30 limited-edition occasion labels across its top four still wine variants Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio. The striking new labels feature moments to share such as 'It's your birthday!', 'Fri-Yay', 'I love you' and 'Movie Night', all aimed at inspiring purchase among consumers.

Walkers introduces taste pledge across ‘Better For You’ ranges

Walkers has launched its first taste guarantee promotion across its ‘Better For You’ ranges, to help retailers drive sales and tackle the misconceptions regarding taste in the segment.

Peppersmith brings out plastic-free packaging

Vegan-friendly mint and chewing gum brand Peppersmith unveiling newly rebranded plastic free packaging in mid-May across all products for a fresh contemporary look.

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