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Mars Wrigley Confectionery introduces new M&M's Eggs

Mars Wrigley Confectionery has launched new M&M’s Eggs ready for Easter 2019.

Cadbury Darkmilk moves into convenience sector

Cadbury Darkmilk, launched last year in Tesco, is now available to convenience retailers in an impulse format.

Haribo unveils Hunt the Double Yolker campaign

Haribo has unveiled a seasonal campaign inviting shoppers to Hunt the Double Yolker in limited edition bags of Starmix.

PepsiCo adds flame grilled steak to Doritos flavours

Tortilla chip brand Doritos is adding to its line-up with new Doritos Flame Grilled Steak.

Heritage brand Bournville Orange makes permanent return

Cadbury’s heritage brand Bournville is bringing back Cadbury Bournville Orange this month, and it will now become a permenant offering for the brand.

Move your cold remedies out from behind the till

GSK is urging retailers to maximise visibility of cold and flu remedies by bringing them out from behind the counter and placing them within the shop, accompanied by pos where possible. Retailers are also advised to think about boosting sales of complementary products, such as tissues, by placing them close to the medicines or at the till point.

Ferrero ramps up its spring occasions range

The Thorntons Easter range includes three new luxury eggs White Chocolate & Raspberry, Milk Chocolate Almond & Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate & Orange. All feature strong colours and a premium look designed to appeal to younger, more affluent shoppers.

Two more capsule products from JTI

JTI has launched two new cutting-edge products: Sterling Dual Triple Green and Benson & Hedges Blue Dual Double Capsule.

Pipers voted best savoury snack in upmarket poll

Pipers has, for the seventh year in a row, been voted Britain's best savoury snack brand. The Lincolnshire-based premium snack maker topped the poll in an annual survey of speciality food products on sale in UK delicatessens, farm shops and food halls by Fine Food Digest.

Cadbury Darkmilk in small bars for c-stores

Cadbury Darkmilk, launched last year in Tesco, is now available to convenience retailers in an impulse format. The 35g bars come in Original and Almond varieties, rrp 65p, with a price-marked version also available at 55p. At the same time, a new 85g Salted Caramel bar is being launched.

Low-calorie snack packs from Metcalfe's

Metcalfe's has launched Corn Chips and Mini Ricecakes. The Corn Chips are popped, triangular boldly-seasoned snacks available in two flavours: Nacho Cheese (92 calories) and Sizzlin' BBQ (94 calories). Rrp is 75p. New Mini Ricecakes, which contain a mix of wholegrain and white rice, come in three flavours: Milk Chocolate (81 calories), Dark Chocolate with Orange (79 calories) and White Chocolate (80 calories). Rrp is also 75p.

Montezuma's makes Easter eggs Like No Udder

Montezuma's Easter 2019 range includes three new products: a milk chocolate alternative Like No Udder egg and two giant chocolate bunnies named Bertie and Betsy. Like No Udder is ideal for vegans or those avoiding dairy products. Rrp is £9.99. The two bunnies are hollow chocolate, with Bertie in white chocolate and Betsy in milk chocolate. Rrp is £8.99. Also available is Nutty Eggs a box of three hen-sized praline-filled eggs.

Quorn launches Healthy Protein, Healthy Planet

Quorn is investing £12m in a 'Healthy Protein. Healthy Planet' campaign for 2019. The activity promotes how eating Quorn can help consumers reduce their meat consumption and in so doing, the environmental impact of their diet. The campaign includes support for Veganuary as well as sponsorship of the Lawn Tennis Association.

New look across core range of Walkers crisps

Walkers is kicking off 2019 with a new look across its core range. Rolling out from this month, the distinctive new pack design uses a more premium finish and will help deliver greater visibility on shelf.

Quorn pledges to invest £12m in brand in 2019

Quorn has unveiled plans for major brand investment alongside NPD which is intended to drive growth and penetration of the meat free category.

Walkers revamps packaging of its core range of crisps

Walkers is kicking off 2019 with a new look across its core range of crisps.

KP Snacks launches campaigns for two flagship brands

KP Snacks is reaffirming its commitment to the under 100 calories portfolio, which currently consists of 37 products, by launching creative campaigns for two of its flagship brands; Hula Hoops Puft and Popchips.

JTI augments capsule offer with two new products

Tobacco company JTI is strengthening its capsule offering with the launch of two new products: Sterling Dual Triple Green and Benson & Hedges Blue Dual Double Capsule.


New packaging opens new possibilities for accelerated ovens

A new type of packaging has been launched which will enable forecourt operators using an accelerated oven to offer a much wider range of food on the go, according to the distributor.

Tropicana adds new flavour to its Essentials range

The fruit juice brand Tropicana is growing its Tropicana Essentials range with a new flavour this January called Immune Support.

Weetabix Crispy Minis cut sugar and add vitamins

The Weetabix Crispy Minis range has undergone a sugar reduction and will be supplemented with Vitamin D2.

Christmas Market hot dog debut for Rollover

Rollover has launched a limited-edition Christmas Market hot dog, comprising an authentic, German Bratwurst sausage served in an artisanal pretzel bun with crispy onions and a German-style mustard. Tony Owen, sales and marketing director at Rollover, commented: "In an effort to create seasonal products that consumers will love, I'm proud of our team's passion to offer a Christmas offer with bespoke packaging and eye-catching pos. Consumer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, striking the balance between innovation and authenticity. They love the combination of authentic Bratwurst, tangy German mustard, crunchy onions and soft pretzel roll. It tastes like Christmas in one bite."

PVM leads the way

Perfetti Van Melle is leading the way in sugar free and sugar reduced and is currently the number one better-for-you manufacturer in the UK, with sales of £9.2m.

Traffic lights

Kellogg is adopting colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling, commonly known as traffic lights, in the UK. New labels will start appearing in 2019.

Jaffa Cakes launching moreish Nibbles

Pladis is expanding its £54m Jaffa Cakes brand into new territory with the launch of Jaffa Cakes Nibbles. The new product will offer consumers the familiar zesty orange centre and light sponge, coated in milk and dark chocolate in a moreish, bite-sized format. Available from next month, there will be two sizes: 39g, rrp 69p and 100g, rrp £1.50. The launch coincides with a new look for the brand.

Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is on the road

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour is currently visiting 14 towns and cities before making its final stop in London on December 16. Visitors will be able to enjoy a 150ml can of Coca-Cola zero sugar, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola original taste at each stop. Over the last eight years, the famous vehicle has travelled over 737,000 miles the equivalent of 29 times around the world playing the iconic 'Holidays are Coming' jingle.

Eisberg alcohol-free wine

With more people making the conscious choice to cut down their alcohol intake, there's never been a better time to stock Eisberg alcohol-free wine.

Limited-edition gingerbread bar available from Grenade

Grenade has launched a Christmas limited-edition, high-protein, low-sugar Carb Killa Gingerbread bar. It blends the traditional flavours of the festive season into a protein-packed bar, containing 22g of high-quality, whey protein and just 1.6g of sugar.

Yazoo Kids gets a fresh, fruity new look

Yazoo Kids has a new look which highlights the goodness of the milk content as well as the flavours. It also communicates the product's benefits including being a good source of calcium. Every bottle has fun illustrations of strawberries, bananas or chunks of chocolate to denote the flavour and to ensure stand-out on shelf.

New B'Break snacking breads from Country Choice

New B'Break snacking breads from Country Choice come in four varieties: vegetarian Two Olive & Rosemary; savoury Chorizo; sweet snack Choc Chip; and Muesli.

Varta TV ad set to reach 18 million consumers

Varta has invested in a Christmas TV advertising campaign that it expects to reach an audience of more than 18 million consumers during this year's peak selling period. The ad air across multiple channels including ITV, Channel 4 and Sky 1, as well as on on-demand channels.

CarPlan offers winter essentials in a handy pack

The CarPlan Winter Essentials pack contains de-icer, screen wash and an ice scraper. CarPlan Blue Star De-Icer is a quality product designed to melt ice fast on windscreens, leaving a clear ice and streak-free finish. The de-icer operates down to 15°C. Meanwhile, the soft handle grip and convenient finger recess of the ice scraper makes winter scraping easy. Rrp is £5.99.

Eight out of 10 dog owners will buy their pet a Christmas gift

New research by Mars Petcare UK and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has found that 80% of dog owners will get their pet a Christmas gift; and 40% plan to spend more than £10 on one. The research also found that one of the most popular ways for owners to treat their pet is by giving them turkey from their own Christmas dinner.

Christmas jumpers

Limited-edition seasonal packaging supports Supermalt's Christmas jumper promotion, where consumers can buy or win a special branded sweater.

Spar accolade

Spar's Regional Selection Languedoc Red 2017 has been awarded a Which? Best Buy Taste Test endorsement, as one of the 'Best Buy' winter red wines.

Metcalfe's expands range of low-calorie snacks

Snacks brand Metcalfe’s has launched two new formats of low-calorie snacking products, Corn Chips and Mini Ricecakes.

Ferrero reveals plans for early 2019

Ferrero has unveiled plans for a range of initiatives early in 2019. Levi Boorer, customer development director, explained: “Mother’s Day and Easter fall later in 2019, extending the trading period and giving a greater window for seasonal sales. Ferrero has a wide range of seasonal and limited edition products joining the core line-up to appeal to each occasion individually, and we are investing in media campaigns to support retailers at Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter.”

Starbucks introduces Christmas red cup design in retail

The Christmas red cup design used in the Starbucks' coffeehouse chain has been introduced for the Starbucks Chilled Classics Caffé Latte retail brand.

Cadbury's extends Darkmilk into impulse territory

Cadbury’s is extending its Darkmilk range with two new additions and price-marked packs (PMPs) aimed at the impulse sector.

GSK advises how to maximise self-care cold and flu sales

As the main season for coughs and colds starts, GSK, the maker of Beechams and Panadol, is advising retailers to ensure they maximise self-care cold and flu impulse sales by taking a few simple steps in store.

KP Nuts launches £500,000 Christmas campaign

KP Nuts has launched this year’s Christmas campaign with out-of-home (OOH) print and digital billboards, digital advertising and a competition to win the ultimate Christmas jumper raising money for Save the Children.

Imperial Tobacco offers Rizla RYO filter tips with crushball

Imperial Tobacco is planning to launch Rizla Polar Blast, which it describes as the UK’s first Roll Your Own (RYO) filter tip to contain a Crushball.

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PDQ Manufacturing launches a new wash bay lighting system

PDQ Manufacturing, which makes in-bay automatic vehicle-wash systems, has launched its new BayGlow Wash Bay Illumination System.

Halls launches digital campaign to drive sales

Halls is launching a new out-of-home advertising campaign throughout the cough and cold season, to help drive retailers’ sales during this key 'relief candy' period.

Guiness clinches title sponsorship of the Six Nations Championship

Guiness is to become the new title sponsor of the Six Nations, with the Championship to be known as the Guiness Six Nations from 2019.

Walkers launches first UK recycling scheme for crisp packets

Walkers is launching the first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. Working with recyclers, TerraCycle, the scheme will tap into an established network of recycling collection points around the UK. The scheme is simple and free to use, all brands of crisp packets will be accepted and will ultimately be turned into other basic plastic items.

New Rockstar with a 'Twister' from Barr

Barr Soft Drinks is launching a new range in the energy drinks category with the introduction of Rockstar Twister.

Ginsters expands bitesize range

Ginsters has expanded its Bitesize range.

Pladis extends Jaffa range

Pladis is expanding its £54m Jaffa Cakes brand into new territory with the launch of Jaffa Cakes Nibbles.

Blanket age bans rejected for energy drinks

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into the sale of energy drinks, concluding that there is insufficient evidence for a blanket age restriction on the products.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

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