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product news: Coca-Cola begins Christmas activity

Coca-Cola European Partners is kicking off the Christmas countdown with a new festive flavour for Coca-Cola zero sugar and an on-pack promotion across the Coca-Cola portfolio, offering consumers the chance to win tickets to Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball in December.

Festive bites

Cathedral City Baked Bites, baked under licence from Dairy Crest by Burtons, are now available in a limited-edition seasonal design 140g share box.

Advent calendar joins Celebrations festive line-up

Celebrations has launched its first-ever advent calendar so customers can 'celebrate' every day in the lead up to Christmas.

Chance to win thousands of cash prizes with Trebor Win Small

Trebor is offering thousands of consumers the chance to win over 10,000 cash prizes, with its latest promotion, Trebor Win Small.

Extra-strong menthol mint innovation from Smint

Smint has launched an extra strong menthol power mint – Smint Xtrm with Menthol and Eucalyptus. The new sugar-free variant aims to provide invigorating freshness and an instant feeling of relief in the throat and nose, with the launch well-timed for the looming winter cold season.

'Call of duty' partnership promotion for Monster Energy

Monster Energy has announced a partnership with Activision, celebrating the launch of ‘Call of Duty, Black Ops 4’.

Ridge Cut flavours from across the globe

The new Kettle Ridge Cut range is inspired by the biggest and best flavours from across the globe. Chinese Spare Ribs, Barbecue Beef Brisket and Jalapeño Jack flavours are all available in sharing packs but there is also a handy pack of Barbecue Beef Brisket.

Coca-Cola GB teams up with the Premier League

The Premier League and Coca-Cola GB have announced a three-and-a-half-year partnership, starting in January 2019. It is the first sponsorship Coca-Cola GB will activate across multiple brands including sparkling soft drinks, water and fruit-based drinks, with low and no-sugar options.

Next generation Logic PRO 2 launched for £10

Logic has updated its Logic PRO capsule vaping device. The next- generation Logic PRO 2 features a new soft touch finish, lighter weight and improved charging time. Launching at an introductory price of £10, Logic PRO 2 is lighter and smaller than its predecessor. With a matte black, soft-touch finish for a more comfortable vaping experience, the latest device also includes a 650 mAh battery that can fully charge in 100 minutes and lasts 24 hours. Logic PRO 2 uses the same smart capsules as the Logic PRO, available at an rrp of £4.50 per pack of three.

Fulfilling the need for bigger protein bars

Fulfil has expanded its offering with the launch of a new 40g bar that has the added benefits of 15g of protein, less than 2g of sugar and nine vitamins. The new bar is available in four flavours: Chocolate Salted Caramel and Chocolate Hazelnut Whip, which are new Fulfil varieties; as well as existing Fulfil flavours: Triple Chocolate Deluxe and Chocolate Orange. Rrp is £1.89-£1.99 and the bars are already being listed by WHSmith Travel outlets.

ProsEcho Falls joins Accolade Wines line up

Accolade Wines is responding to the continuing growth of the prosecco market with the introduction of a prosecco to its Echo Falls range.

Mix and Match offer across Britvic's cans

Britvic has launched a new mix and match can promotion. The activity offers shoppers two cans for £1 and retailers benefit from a 40% profit on return. It runs across Pepsi, 7Up and Tango.

New designs emphasise benefits of Halls range

Medicated confectionery brand Halls is unveiling a new look, plus new price-marked packs, ahead of the winter season.

Limited-edition Royal British Legion bar of CDM

Cadbury is marking 100 years since the end of the First World War by releasing a limited-edition Cadbury Dairy Milk (CDM) Remembrance Bar in partnership with the Royal British Legion. The 360g bar bears the same wrapper design as CDM sold during the war but adorned with Poppies. From every bar sold, 30p will be donated to the Legion. Cadbury is also supporting the Legion through a year-round calendar of fundraising events.

Moo-phoria delivers big taste but with less fat

Ben & Jerry's new Moo-phoria range is light on fat but heavy on flavour, containing just 128-132 calories per serving. The range includes two new flavours: Chocolate Cookie Dough and Caramel Cookie Fix, which give fans all the chunks and swirls they know and love but with less fat and fewer calories per portion than similar ice cream.

Two new spicy mixes join Cofresh range

Cofresh has extended its core range of savoury Asian mixes with two new products. Khatta Meetha is a sweet and tangy mix of powa (rice flakes), Sev noodles, Bhavnagri Sev and spices while Chilli & Lemon Bombay Mix is a mix of savoury noodles, peas, peanuts and lentils.

Boost's Cosmic Glow offers a deeper flavour

Boost has launched a limited-edition, sugar-free variant called Cosmic Glow. Described as a 'vibrant mix' of grape and cherry, it is available in 49 price-marked cans. Boost says it will appeal to consumers looking for 'deeper' flavours in the winter months. Simon Gray, managing director of Boost, said: "Not only do the flavours of Cosmic Glow work well in the winter months, but its vibrant flavour mix is also the perfect option for the increasing number of consumers opting for a non-alcoholic drink option during festivities."

Cake Crunchies debuts in Pladis Club range

Pladis has launched a new addition to its McVitie's cake range: Club Orange Cake Crunchies designed to combine the best of cake, biscuits and chocolate in one tasty treat.

Beastly bakes and sticky cakes join Pladis range

Pladis has launched a range of Halloween and Bonfire Night cakes. For Halloween there are: McVitie's Jaffa Freaky cake bars, McVitie's Jaffa Lemon & Slime cake bars, McVitie's Digestives Beastly Bakes and McVitie's Hobnobs Terrifying Toffee Apple Flapjacks. For Bonfire Night there are: Tate & Lyle Sticky Toffee and Tate & Lyle Sticky Toffee Apple pudding cakes.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 March 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.41132.10120.99
North East129.47134.52119.63
North West129.89131.08120.36
Northern Ireland128.4464.90126.23119.33
South East131.14134.22122.06
South West130.59131.37121.41
West Midlands130.2569.90135.09120.96
Yorkshire & Humber129.66133.59120.01

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