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product news: Pladis introduces Jacob’s Cracker Crisps Thins

Pladis has introduced Jacob’s Cracker Crisps Thins, a new launch in the crisps and snacks category.

product news: Starburst Fruity Mixes adds smaller pack

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is expanding its portfolio with the addition of Starburst Fruity Mixes 24-pellet pack.

product news: Walkers unveils summer regional activity

Walkers is celebrating its more unusual flavours this summer, and the regions in which they’re most popular, with a new campaign and on-pack promotion.

Partners for Growth adds calendar to website

Partners for Growth, Unilever’s category advice programme for small store retailers, is adding a new seasonal calendar to its website.

product news: Volvic re-launches Juiced range

This summer, Volvic will re-launch its entire Juiced range, re-naming it Volvic Juicy.

product news: BAT unveils latest Vype development

British American Tobacco’s e-cigarette brand Vype has unveiled the latest development in its range of vaping products – the Vype ePen 3.

product news: Lucozade Energy becomes Larazade temporarily

Lucozade Energy has announced its transformation into Larazade to mark a new partnership with the upcoming game release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, starring Lara Croft.

product news: Batchelors rolls out Super Noodles Pots

Batchelors Super Noodles’ Pots range is being rolling out in convenience in four flavours: Chicken, BBQ Beef, Curry, and Bacon.

product news: Pepsi Max revives taste challenge

Pepsi Max is calling on consumers to experience its taste in the Pepsi Max Taste Challenge.

product news: JTI updates Logic e-liquids range

JTI’s vaping brand Logic has announced an update of its Logic LQD e-liquids range, including a new bottle design and a lower MRRP.

product news: Kellogg’s introduces joyböl to the UK

Kellogg’s is targeting the convenience and travel sectors with the introduction of its new joyböl brand in the UK this month.

Cadbury boosts range with first protein single

New from Mondelez is Boost + Protein, which contains 12g of protein four times more protein and 32% less sugar than the standard Boost. The bar is made with the same Cadbury milk chocolate and chewy caramel combo that consumers know, combined with protein crisps. Rrp is £1.49.

Fast Trak launches new MTV Up! energy drink

A new energy drink MTV Up! will be available from Fast Trak this month. Aimed at millennials, who will instantly be able to relate to the MTV music brand, it is available in four varieties: Classic, Club, Citrus and Sugar Free. The drinks contain caffeine, taurine and vitamin B.

Quaker extends brekkie offering with new drinks

Quaker is launching a new breakfast drink in Vanilla and Red Berries flavours, containing 86% milk and 11g of protein, in addition to delivering 100% wholegrain oats. At the same time, it is extending its Porridge To Go Breakfast Squares with the launch of a new cinnamon flavour.

Pot Rice returns with three new flavours

Pot Rice is back after a 15-year break with three varieties: Vegetable Curry, Chicken Teriyaki and Chicken Risotto. The launch is supported by a £1m marketing spend and a #BringBackPotRice social media campaign this summer.

Tropicana bids to move beyond breakfast occasion

Tropicana's on-the-go range has a new look and two new flavours: Watermelon, Apple & Raspberry and Mixed Berries. Each 300ml bottle provides one of your recommended five a day. Brand owner PepsiCo UK is keen to expand Tropicana beyond the breakfast occasion by providing a "delicious, nutritious and colourful array" of fruit juices.

Super additions

New sweets have been added to Haribo Supermix including Lemon Meringue and Peach Jelly Men and sheep and ice cream shaped pieces.

Puppies in a pouch

Slush Puppie is now available in a 'freeze, squeeze and drink' pouch, in Sour Cherry, Blue Raspberry and Strawberry flavours, all made with real fruit juice.

Better sunbites

PepsiCo is bolstering its 'better for you' snacking portfolio with the relaunch of Sunbites with refreshed packaging supported by a new TV advert.

Copella relaunch

Copella is being relaunched with a focus on its quality, provenance and taste. The new look is supported by a heavyweight campaign.

Cadbury Dairy Milk with less sugar coming in 2019

Mondelez has announced that next year, Cadbury Dairy Milk (CDM) will be available in a 30% Less Sugar version. The new bar will contain no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives but will have more fibre to replace some of the sugar. Mondelez promises more lower sugar innovations for the UK market over the next two years.

Meatsnacks Group targets new consumers with Krave

Meatsnacks Group is launching new meat snacking pots under brand name, Krave. Created to attract new consumers to the meat snacks category, there are two flavours: Szechuan Pepper & Ginger Salt Beef Jerky and Warm Chimichurri Beef Biltong. Both are low in calories but have a high protein content.

Skittles and Starburst go naked in new launches

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching Skittles without their shells and Starburst chews without their wrappers in a bid to overcome 'barriers to purchase'.

Urban Eat caters more for veggies and vegans

Urban Eat is extending its Roots vegan and vegetarian range of sandwiches and wraps. There are five new lines: the Pickle Me Up sandwich; Avo-Lafel sandwich; Sweet Baby Cheesus wrap; Dirty Jack wrap; and Hot Mozza Bella Panini. Rrps start at £2.79.

product news: Stork adds vegan option

Stork is launching Stork 100% Coconut Oil to the market, offering an all-natural substitute to butter and spreads to appeal to the growing number of consumers seeking vegan and free-from baking products.

product news: Birra Moretti launches brand awareness campaign

Birra Moretti has launched its biggest brand awareness campaign in three years, championing the sociable nature of life between friends and family in Italy.

product news: Jack Link's moves into Biltong

Meat snacking producer Jack Link’s has unveiled the launch of its Biltong, joining the range of jerky and meat snack products.

product news: Supermix returns to TV

Haribo Supermix is back on TV for nine weeks as part of a £1.3m investment.

product news: Boost adds protein variant

Cadbury is adding a variant to its Boost brand, Boost + Protein, which contains 12 grams of protein – four times more protein and 32% less sugar than standard Boost bar.

product news: Tropicana revamps on-the-go range

Tropicana, the not from concentrate juice brand, is celebrating the good stuff in its 100% pure pressed fruit with a new look for its on-the-go range, plus a marketing campaign.

product news: WKD reveals plans for summer campaign

WKD is promising a multi-faceted campaign this summer comprising: a competition utilising caps from bottles bought in the off-trade; £12,000 of Ticketmaster voucher prizes; interactive festival fun at 11 events nationwide; and a DJ competition open to all offering the opportunity to perform at a major UK festival.

product news: TV adverts give it a Twirl

Cadbury has unveiled a new £3m marketing campaign around its number one singles bar, Cadbury Twirl.

product news: PepsiCo relaunches Sunbites brand

PepsiCo is bolstering its better for you snacking portfolio with the re-launch of its Sunbites brand.

product news: Foster's offers chance to win Australia trip

This summer Foster’s is giving consumers the chance to win a trip to Australia, as part of its on-pack summer promotion.

product news: Mondelez unveils Halloween innovation

Mondelēz has unveiled new products for the Halloween season which it says will be suit both the self-treat and trick or treat occasion.

product news: Haribo updates Supermix

Haribo has updated Supermix to offer a new mix, focusing on four shapes available in more vibrant colours and creamier flavours.

product news: Pot Noodle brings back Pot Rice

Pot Noodle is bringing back its Pot Rice range after 15 years, supported by a £1m marketing investment and a dedicated #BringBackPotRice social media campaign this summer.

product news: Pladis launches McVitie's Thins additions

Pladis has launched two new additions in its McVitie’s Thins range: McVitie’s Digestives Chocfilled Thins and McVitie’s Hobnobs Thins.

product news: low-sugar CDM bar to be introduced

From 2019 Cadbury Dairy Milk will be available in a new bar with 30% less sugar, which will sit alongside the standard bar on shelves.

product news: Big Bear adds Almond variant to Just range

Big Bear Confectionery, owner of Just Brazils, is introducing a new product to its Just range.

product news: PepsiCo refreshes Copella positioning

The apple juice brand Copella is refreshing its positioning with the aim of attracting new consumers and generating growth.

product news: Yazoo launches tasty campaign

Yazoo is launching its new SoooOO Tasty campaign across outdoor and digital to target 16 – 24 year olds on-the-go.

product news: Purdey's highlights energy proposition

Britvic has announced a positioning revamp for Purdey’s, supported by a seasonal campaign that aims to grow demand for healthier energy drinks and drive sales for stockists this summer.

product news: Absolut extends its RTD range

The premium vodka brand Absolut is adding a new flavour, Absolut Mixt Raspberry & Lemon, to its range of ready-to-drink (RTD) cans.

product news: Maltesers expands into buttons

Mars Wrigley Confectionery has launched an advertising campaign for Maltesers Buttons – a new extension to the Maltesers brand.

capri-sun ad

A new Capri-Sun ad campaign has been created to raise awareness that the original version contains 50% less sugar but maintains its taste.

lemon & lime

Lemon & Lime flavoured Jaffa Cakes are now available in a limited 12-month run. They come in single packs, price-marked at 99p for independents.

madbury for cadbury

Cadbury is calling upon the nation to 'Go madbury for Cadbury' and create their own Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. Three ideas will be made into bars and go on sale next year.

cube candy

New from Haribo are Squidglets, which feature six cube shapes including an apple flavoured tongue face and a blue raspberry flavoured smiling face.

Butterkist Toffee now available in 60g grab bag

Butterkist Toffee flavour is now available in a 60g grab bag in a bid to capitalise on the growing demand for single-serve formats. Rrp is 89p.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 January 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands128.74133.01119.88
North East127.91131.75118.33
North West128.68136.12119.49
Northern Ireland126.96126.30118.64
South East129.8761.90132.47120.93
South West129.14130.43120.42
West Midlands128.67132.51119.89
Yorkshire & Humber128.21133.99119.24

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