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Retailers can win cash in Lucozade competition

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is giving away £5,000 in cash from now until the end of September to 12 lucky retailers as part of a new competition rewarding the independent channel. Retailers simply visit and enter the details printed on the promotional shrink-wrap of participating SKUs for a chance to win.

New look for Naked as well as a new variety

Smoothie brand Naked is getting a makeover which includes a new pack design alongside the launch of a new and improved Tropical Punch variant, and a new Protein Pomegranate flavour. Naked is also getting a new ambassador tennis player, Johanna Konta.

Bold flavours collide in new Doritos range

Following its success in the US and Canada, Doritos Collisions a combination of two bold flavours in one bag are coming to the UK. They are available in two varieties: Guacamole & Habanero Chilli and Honey Glazed Ribs & Lemon Blast flavours.

Crunchy Caramel is latest M&M's limited edition

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching a limited-edition M&M's Crunchy Caramel, which marries the most popular flavour in the chocolate category with the world's number one confectionery brand. The chocolates come in pouches, treat bags and singles (rrp £2.09, £1.19 and 66p respectively). Mars Wrigley expects the new variant to deliver over £6m in consumer sales.

New indie exclusive squash from Robinsons

To celebrate Robinson's position as the number one squash in symbols and independents (IRI data), Britvic has launched Robinsons Tropical, an exclusive flavour to the wholesale channel. It is price-marked at £1.49.

Golden can promotion from Carling lager and cider

To celebrate the World Cup, Carling has launched a promotion giving consumers the chance to get their hands on some cash. All they need to do is find one of 100 limited-edition golden cans that have been hidden within random packs of Carling Lager and Carling Apple Cider. If consumers find a golden can they'll score themselves £1,000.

product news: Mars Wrigley Confectionery unveils new textures

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching its first texture innovation in 18 years across two of its best performing sugar confectionery brands, Skittles and Starburst.

product news: ice cream secures place on Big Night In menu

Research commissioned by Mars Ice Cream has revealed that the trend for entertaining friends and family at home continues to thrive, with a third of UK consumers stating that they entertain at home more than they did 10 years ago.

product news: Robinsons celebrates Wimbledon link

To celebrate Robinson’s position as the number one squash in symbols and independents (IRI data), Britvic has launched Robinsons Tropical, an exclusive flavour to the wholesale channel. It is price-marked at £1.49.

product news: Butterkist introduces Toffee Grab Bag

Popcorn brand Butterkist is launching Butterkist Toffee Grab Bag, a new 60g grab bag of its most popular flavour.

product news: Quaker expands into breakfast drinks

Quaker is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of a new breakfast drink range rolling out from this month.

product news: Maoam advert returns to TV

Fruity chew brand Maoam has returned to TV screens with its Full On… Till It’s Gone advert.

product news: Energizer unveils addition to battery portfolio

Battery brand Energizer is launching an addition to its battery portfolio with the arrival of the Energizer Ultimate Lithium coin range.

product news: Gordon’s brings out ultra-low-alcohol G&Ts

Two ultra-low-alcohol gin & tonic flavoured sparkling variants have been added to the Gordon’s brand.

product news: Pladis adds new variant to Jaffa Cakes range

Snacking company Pladis has announced a new variant to the Jaffa Cakes range, Jaffa Cakes Lemon and Lime.

product news: KP Nuts brings back TV advert

KP is set to return to TV screens this July with its The Nut Nut’s Nut campaign.

product news: Imperial Tobacco extends crushball range

Imperial is adding two new Superkings to its growing crushball range, JPS Player’s Superkings Crushball and L&B Blue Ice Crushball Superkings.

Product news: Coca-Cola kicks off summer activity

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is offering consumers a summer of experiences with a new Coke Summer campaign, which will also feature across Sprite, Fanta and Dr Pepper for the first time.

Product news: Overhaul for 7Up Free range

Britvic and 7UP has announced a visual overhaul of the 7UP Free range which is rolling out into stores now, just ahead of its ‘Feel Good to be Free’ marketing campaign which is launching mid-June.

Product news: 'Pick your own gig' promotion on Ribena

Ribena is unveiling a new on-pack competition to drive sales this summer. The ‘Pick Your Own Gig’ activation, gives consumers the chance to win up to £200 of Ticketmaster vouchers and can enable up to 10,001 people to win a prize every day. It is supported by outdoor, in-store and digital media as well as a heavyweight sampling campaign.

Product news: Doritos Collisions come to UK

Doritos is launching a new snacking experience into the UK - Doritos Collisions - a combination of two bold flavours in one bag. 

Product news: Burton's reformats mini biscuits with 100-calorie flash

Burton’s Biscuit Company is reformatting its core Minis products and adding an on pack 100-calorie flash.

Product news: Capri-Sun campaign to promote 'less sugar' message

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new Capri-Sun advertising campaign to raise awareness that Capri-Sun original now contains 50% less sugar while still maintaining its iconic great taste and containing nothing artificial. A content-driven partnership with Jungle Creations, a media company on Facebook, will also run alongside the advertising to support the 330ml variant which is predominately consumed by adults.

Product news: Marketing boost for Cheestrings and Yollies

Kerry Foods is returning to screens with a £500k-plus marketing campaign across its Cheestrings and Yollies brands. The new campaign aims to drive further awareness of last year’s repositioning of Snack Mix under the Cheestrings brand. The snack will feature its first standalone TV creative from the 25th June for three weeks.

Product news: Fruittella adds grab & go sachet option

Fruittella has added a new handy grab & go sachet option to its range of 'less sugar' and 'sugar free' products, perfect for quick purchases on the go. 

product news: Tangerine Confectionery expands Softies range

Tangerine Confectionery is expanding its Softies range with the addition of three new products, offering soft and chewy twists on retro favourites under the Barratt brand – introducing Dip Dab Softies, and Refreshers and Fruit Salad Mini Softies.

product news: Haribo unveils Squidglets

Haribo has extended its range with the launch of Squidglets, bringing a mix of shapes to the confectionery aisle in a new soft-textured recipe.

product news: Mars Wrigley Confectionery launches new Extra format

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is launching new Extra Minis Handyboxes, fun smaller pellets in a portable format, which allow consumers to “choose their chew” with as many or as few pellets as they like.

product news: Red Bull targets organic demand

Red Bull is aiming to tap into consumer demand for organically certified food and drink products with the launch of its new soft drinks range.

product news: Cadbury's Freddo in summer promotion

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo will be giving away 2,000 adventures to consumers and their families, from July to September, as part of its independent exclusive ‘Win Big Adventures’ promotion.

product news: Pladis trials multi-lingual POS

Pladis is enhancing its Better Biscuits category initiative through a bespoke trial with Dhamecha Cash & Carry’s seven London depots.

product news: Mrs Crimble's launches on-pack promotion

Mrs Crimble’s, the gluten-free bakery brand owned by Wessanen UK, is launching a large-scale on-pack promotion on over one million packs Mrs Crimble’s Choc Macaroons and Coconut Macaroons.

product news: Quorn eliminates black plastic packaging

Quorn has announced it intends to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end of June 2018.

product news: Swizzels celebrates 90th anniversary

To mark Swizzels 90th anniversary, the Derbyshire-based sweet manufacturer is challenging consumers to create their own “Sweetest Invention” that will be brought to life in the factory.

product news: Wolf Blass enters world cricket partnership

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a new three-year partnership with Australian winemaker Wolf Blass.

product news: Marmite extends into breakfast biscuit category

This month, Unilever is entering the breakfast biscuit category for the first time with the launch of Marmite Breakfast Biscuits. The new savoury biscuit aims to target the increasing number of consumers seeking on-the-go breakfast options.

product news: Carling kicks off gold can promotion

To coincide with a summer of World Cup football, beer brand Carling has launched a promotion within the off-trade, giving consumers the chance to win cash.

product news: Boost Drinks launches on-pack promotion

Boost Drinks is launching a new on-pack promotion across its bestselling 250ml Original Energy price-marked pack (PMP) variant.

product news: Imperial Tobacco adds Gold Leaf Ice Pack

Imperial Tobacco has unveiled the Gold Leaf Ice Pack, which is arriving in the independent channel from 1 July.

the big slice

Dairy Crest is extending its Cathedral City range with the launch of The Big Slice. These larger, thicker slices are designed to fit a piece of bread perfectly.

muller spreads

Look out for Müller Spreadable, the dairy brand's first-ever spread in the UK, which is being launched first in Tesco with a wider roll out later this year.

rizla's new look

Rizla papers are now available in stylish new product and outer packaging. Each pack features new 'tuck in' closing, designed to reduce wastage.

hippeas in bp

Hippeas organic chickpea puffs are being listed in 200 BP sites across the UK. Flavours include Cheese & Love, Far Out Fajita and Salt & Vinegar Vibes.

Massive sampling drive for Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy is delivering its biggest ever sampling activity across the UK this year as part of its wide-reaching Energy Beats Everything campaign. Seven million ice cold, orange 150ml cans will be handed out alongside vouchers giving consumers 50p coupons to be redeemed on any Lucozade Energy or Lucozade Zero SKU. Sampling will take place nationwide in high footfall cities and the surrounding areas. The brand's £28m campaign will also include TV, outdoor and digital activity.

Imperial goes menthol with Gold Leaf Ice Pack

Imperial is launching the Gold Leaf Ice Pack, which takes its inspiration from the success of the Gold Leaf 30g Handy Pack. However, Ice Pack features mentholated tips a first for the category. It includes: 30g of Gold Leaf rolling tobacco; two 40 Rizla Regular Green cigarette papers; and 72 Rizla ultra slim menthol filter tips.

Volvic refreshes Touch of Fruit with less sugar

Volvic is relaunching its entire Touch of Fruit original range, with half the sugar and new look 'refreshing' packaging.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 February 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands128.8581.15131.08119.59
North East127.76131.63117.87
North West128.6357.70132.07118.91
Northern Ireland127.32125.70118.52
South East129.7257.70130.97120.45
South West129.1067.90129.70120.06
West Midlands128.68132.84119.37
Yorkshire & Humber128.22130.47118.63

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