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New Snickers packs deliver hunger symptons

Mars Chocolate UK is launching Who are you?, a new on-pack promotion which gives consumers a fun way to tell their friends how they're feeling. New packaging builds on the Snickers 'You're Not You' campaign, with the brand flag on Snickers' packaging changed to 21 different hunger symptoms including 'cranky', 'forgetful' and 'drama mama'.

Yorkie goes pro with new protein-enriched bar

Nestlé Confectionery is tapping into the protein trend with the launch of the Yorkie Pro protein enriched bar. Each 42g bar contains 10g of protein from protein-enriched milk chocolate and wheat protein crispies. Rrp is £1.50. Retailers are recommended to display it off-shelf at launch in order to capture shoppers attention, and position on the main confectionery fixture in the long term.

Curly Wurly and Picnic go into medium bags

Curly Wurly and Picnic are now available in medium-sized bags. New Curly Wurly Squirlies and Cadbury Picnic Bites follow the likes of Cadbury Fudge, which was successfully extended into the medium bitesize category in February.

Jacob's Creek's French-inspired Le Petit Rosé

Australian wine brand Jacob's Creek is launching a new French-inspired premium rosé.

Bounty, Galaxy and M&M's now in cookies

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched a three-strong range of chocolate cookies. There are three variants: Galaxy Chocolate Chunk Cookies with real Galaxy pieces, Bounty Soft Baked Cookies with flakes of coconut and chocolate chunks and M&M's Chocolate Cookies with real chocolate M&M's inclusions.

Softmints make their debut in convenient pots

Trebor Softmints are now available in a new pot format. The convenient 100g pots (rrp £1.70) in peppermint and spearmint flavours have been created for consumers on-the-go, making them ideal for desktops at work, in a bag for the daily commute or in the car for long journeys.

Halloween takeover for Kerry Foods' brands

Mattessons Fridge Raiders has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event.

Rubicon partners with England cricket teams

Rubicon has become the Official Soft Drink of the England Cricket Team. The three-year deal involves partnerships with England Men's, England Women's and England Disability teams across Test, One-Day and T20 matches.

Oasis marketing spend handed out to consumers

Coca-Cola European Partners is running a 'Win a Cut of Our Remaining Marketing Budget' promotion on Oasis. Active until November 5, it gives consumers the chance to win between £17.61 and £661.48 of the brand's £34,672 marketing budget. One lucky person will also receive a bonus prize of £1,515.58.

Crisp 'n' Fin joins Fish 'n' Chips snacks line up

Burton's Biscuit Company has added Crisp 'n' Fin to the Fish 'n' Chips range. Described as a thinner, crispier variant targeting sharing occasions, it is available in Salt & Vinegar and Sour Cream & Chive varieties in 150g bags, rrp £1.59.

New Nut Butter duo from Nature Valley

Nature Valley is capitalising on the popularity of nut butters with the launch of the first cereal bars with a filling made with real nut butter. There are two varieties: Peanut and Almond. They are made with 100% wholegrain oats and barley and contain a smooth filling made with real nut butter. Peanut is expected to be the best seller. Both variants boast high fibre and contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

Pumpkin Spice Oat So Simple for Halloween

Quaker Oats is launching a limited-edition Pumpkin Spice variant for Halloween. It comes in a sachet format (eight per pack) with an rrp of £1. The launch is supported by a social media campaign and in-store pos and theatre. According to Nielsen, half of UK adults who buy Halloween foods are looking for choices that are new, fun and convenient, so the launch is in response to this.

Sturridge becomes first Nurishment ambassador

Liverpool and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, has been named as Nurishment's first-ever brand ambassador. Initially he will promote the Nurishment Filling Station, the brand's first gaming app, challenging gamers to beat his score, with the highest scorers getting the chance to play against him.

product news: Cofresh unveils Diwali campaign

Indian snack brand Cofresh is this year supporting Diwali, the festival of lights, with a wide range of in-store and consumer-focused promotional activity during its first ever ‘Share the Light’ campaign.

product news: Strathmore water increases athletics involvement

Strathmore water has been announced as the national supplier of bottled water for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018. 

product news: Nākd revamps breakfast bars range

Natural Balance Foods is offering retailers the chance to grab a bigger share of morning sales with the revamped Nākd Breakfast Bars range.

product news: Yorkie adds protein-enriched variant

Nestlé Confectionery’s Yorkie brand is tapping into a growing trend in the confectionery market with the launch of the new Yorkie Pro protein enriched chocolate bar.

product news: Kettle Foods buys popcorn producer

Kettle Foods has acquired Cornpoppers Ltd – a UK popcorn producer based at Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

product news: Tangerine brings Softies range back to TV

Tangerine Confectionery is bringing the Softies range back to screens this autumn as part of a £1m investment in its branded sugar portfolio.

product news: Britvic launches £2m J₂O campaign

J₂O is giving shoppers the chance to win glittering prizes this Christmas with a multisensory, festive quiz to challenge friends and family.

product news: Monster Energy teams up with Assassin's Creed

Monster Energy is teaming up with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins, to launch an on-pack promotion offering fans exclusive in-game content and special prizes.

product news: Jacob's Creek adds new Rosé

Jacob’s Creek, the wine brand, is launching a new French-inspired premium Rosé, Le Petit Rosé (RRP: £8.00), available from early October.

product news: Pure popcorn range launches in UK

Jimmy’s, one of Europe’s leading popcorn producers, has announced the launch of its Pure popcorn range in the UK, which it claims will be the healthiest popcorn available on the market.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats adds to range

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has announced a new addition to its growing chocolate spread range - Galaxy Spread - available now in a 200g jar with an RRP of £2.

product news: Nut Butter joins Nature Valley offer

Nature Valley, the cereal bar from General Mills, is set to capitalise on the popularity of nut butters with the launch of new Nut Butter, which it claims is the first cereal bar with a filling made with real nut butter.

product news: Nurishment recruits Sturridge as brand ambassador

Liverpool and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, is teaming up with Nurishment, the nutritionally enriched milk drink, as its first brand ambassador.

product news: Pop Works & Company extends range

Pop Works & Company is launching ‘Glazed & Glory’ and ‘Drizzled Delights’ popcorn variants to tap into the ‘Sweet Treat’ and ‘Pure Indulgence’ occasions.

product news: Kraft Heinz kicks off £8m winter soup campaign

Kraft Heinz is kicking-off the soup winter season with the first strand of an £8m media investment.

Product news: Nutella B-Ready for a big campaign

Nutella has revealed details of its £2.8m multi-touchpoint investment behind its recently launched Nutella B-ready product – the brand’s first move into the biscuits category in the UK.

Product news: Quirky promotion on Oasis from CCEP

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching a new on-pack promotion across its Oasis brand. The light-hearted, yet disruptive promotion will run across all flavour variants giving consumers a chance to win a share of Oasis’ remaining 2017 marketing budget.

Product news: Tyrells announced first TV advert

Tyrrells has announced the launch of its first TV advertising campaign.

Product news: Walkers unveils movie streaming offer

Walkers is tapping into family sharing occasions by offering the best movies to shoppers with its newest on pack promotion.

Big range refresh for Golden Wonder

Golden Wonder's Transform-A-Snack and Ringos are now available in a range of impulse, grab bag and £1-priced packs. There is also a new addition to the Transform-A-Snack family, a cheese variant, which has been introduced across all pack sizes in recognition that cheese is the top-selling flavour in single pack snacks.

New ad supports 'Choose me or lose me' campaign

Walkers is supporting its Choose or Lose campaign with a new TV ad that's on air for six weeks. Via the campaign, Walkers is putting some of its favourite flavours in jeopardy by giving customers the chance to keep their favourite flavours or swap them for a new flavour.

Vimto and Millions team up for new sweets

Soft drink brand Vimto is teaming up with Millions, the tiny chewy sweets, to create Vimto Millions. The sweets are available in a variety of formats, from a classic 40g countline to taper jars and a £1 price-marked pack.

Juiceburst adds two more school- approved drinks

Two new flavours have been added to Juiceburst's 'schools approved' range. Sour Cherry and Strawberry & Apple contain 45% real fruit juice, count as one of your five-a-day and contain no added refined sugar; instead they are sweetened with Stevia a natural plant extract.

Sunbites adds seeds and nuts into the mix

New Sunbites Nut Mixes combine the familiar Sunbites with a mix of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. There are three variants: Nuts & Sun Ripened Raisins; Nuts & Sun Kissed Cranberries; and Crunchy Whole Nuts. They come in 35g packs, rrp £1 and 90g packs, rrp £1.99.

A £25,000 prize fund for Boost drinkers

Boost Drinks is launching a major new initiative this month to drive sales of its 500ml PET. An on-pack promotion offers over 1,000 prizes out of a total prize fund of £25,000, comprising cash, Amazon vouchers and cinema tickets.

Wild West delivers new proteins and flavours

Wild West jerky has been refreshed with a new look, new flavours and new proteins.

Super heroes to the rescue via Jelly Belly collection

New from Jelly Belly is the DC Super Hero Collection. This includes 28g bags which feature either DC's Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman in a mixed 30-count caddy, which is display-ready for retailers to merchandise on shelf or at the tillpoint. Larger 60g bags feature either Batman or Wonder Woman, with character packaging sold separately in 12-count caddies.

New Rizla range offers authentic experience

Imperial Tobacco has launched Rizla Natura, which the tobacco giant says

product news: Naturya launches healthy snack bars

Naturya has teamed up with two Michelin Star trained chefs, David Jones and Jonny Bingham, to create a range of organic, nutrient-rich, nutritionally balanced snack bars, which have just been launched into the forecourt sector.

product news: Delamere Dairies unveils Nutty Drinks

Delamere Dairies is launching Nutty Drinks, a range of nut-based drinks with added fruit and vegetables that offer customers ‘on the go’ refreshment that’s delicious and healthy.

product news: Maoam pop-up sets off on tour

Maoam has launched Maoam Zone – a pop-up party that delivers a festival feel for consumers as part of a nationwide sampling campaign.

product news: pink gin targets new audience

Gordon’s London Dry Gin is aiming to shake up the gin category with the launch of its new Premium Pink Distilled Gin, providing retailers with the opportunity to appeal to a new, younger adult audience.

product news: Pringles brings back Christmas variants

Pringles is bringing back its range of Christmas flavours in a new gift wrap designed can.

product news: on-pack promotion on Diet Coke

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled Diet Coke’s latest on-pack promotion and stand-out limited edition designs, offering consumers the chance to win £5,000 every day.

product news: Nestlé Confectionery reveals festive plans

Nestlé Confectionery has unveiled its Christmas offering for 2017. Leading its range are the Smarties Little Choc Penguin (a chocolate shell with mini Smarties inside) and the white chocolate Milkybar Polar Bear Cub (both RRP 65p). Each features four new designs on its foil packaging, giving them added personality and enabling shoppers to choose their favourite.

product news: Nairn’s adds 20% extra fill

Nairn’s is adding 20% extra fill to its three-strong gluten-free Wholegrain Crackers range.

product news: Roberts Bakery unveils rebrand

Roberts Bakery has rebranded as Roberts with the launch of a new identity, positioning and product offering.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 13 November 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands122.51131.19120.13
North East122.2163.40130.26120.15
North West122.3953.80130.05119.91
Northern Ireland121.09125.70118.82
South East123.2069.90130.92120.88
South West122.77128.85120.30
West Midlands122.0958.90130.41119.94
Yorkshire & Humber122.3453.70132.45119.99

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