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Salted Caramel joins the KP caddies range for Christmas

KP Snacks has added a new Salted Caramel variant to its range of best-selling nut caddies. KP is the leading nuts brand in the UK with a 17.3% share of the market, valued at £56m. Nearly 40% of KP nut sales take place in the run up to Christmas and despite more than half (53%) of sales being made in the convenience sector, there remains a massive opportunity in the channel with an estimated £6m up for grabs (Nielsen data).

Kronenbourg gets wrapped up for Christmas

Following the success of the 2016 Cantona Limited Edition packaging, which resulted in a value sales uplift of 25%, Kronenbourg 1664 will wrap a festive Christmas scarf around its 660ml bottles, helping to increase stand out on shelf and encourage consumers to get into the Christmas spirit.

Get behind the layers with new Ferrero experience

Ferrero Rocher is back on TV with a new £3.5m campaign which will run through to the end of December.

Classic favourites return to Premier festive range

Premier Foods is launching new Cadbury Roses Cake Bars ahead of the festive season, with classic favourites and best sellers also returning from Cadbury Cakes and Mr Kipling. Mr Kipling will see a packaging refresh across its range, while Iced Topped Mince Pies will now also be available in a handy twin pack.

Christmas range proven to deliver huge sales

Urban Eat's Christmas range includes Turkey Feast and Turkey, Bacon & Stuffing sandwiches, a Piggies Under Blankets sub roll and a Brie & Cranberry Wrap, all in festive-themed packaging. The line-up was highly popular last Christmas with more than 10,000 Turkey Feast sandwiches and 9,000 Turkey, Bacon & Stuffing sandwiches sold during the peak trading week.

Jenny Wren: quality chocs for less than £10

Kentish chocolate firm Jenny Wren has introduced its first-ever Christmas box for what it calls the 'neglected' sub-£10 gifting category.

Pastries galore from Cuisine de France

Aryzta's Christmas line-up includes Cuisine de France branded Cranberry Torsades (90g, rrp £1) and Brandy Mince Puffs (80g, rrp £1.25), along with festive sausage rolls (140g, rrp £1.25) and festive slices (turkey, pork sausage, bacon & cranberry in gravy, 160g, rrp £1.50).

Pladis wishes: Merry Biscuits Everyone

Pladis has unveiled plans for its biggest- ever Christmas brand campaign. It's the first time well-loved brands under the McVitie's, Jacob's and Carr's master brands will come together under the campaign banner 'Merry Biscuits everyone'.

The spirits of Christmas

Most people enjoy a tipple at Christmas, with many keen to have a range of booze on offer to impress their friends and family, which is why volume sales of spirits double over the Christmas period increasing from 3.4% to 7.2% (Nielsen).

Sales that creep up on you

It doesn't seem that long ago that the big autumn event was Bonfire Night and Halloween was some young pretender imported from the States. However, that young pretender has certainly caught the imagination of youngsters over here, so much so that it rakes in hundreds of millions of pounds worth of sales. Pumpkins, dressing-up costumes and props, drinks and snacks for parties and bucket loads of confectionery for trick-or-treaters fly out the doors in the run up to All Hallows Eve aka Halloween on October 31. This year that's on a Tuesday but, as it takes place within many kids' half-term holiday, it looks set to be as popular as ever.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.7964.90140.57129.31
East Midlands132.3882.90140.96129.04
London132.00142.39129.64
North East131.01141.52128.85
North West131.7261.90139.66128.96
Northern Ireland129.24135.57126.71
Scotland132.0552.70140.43129.27
South East132.9759.90141.37129.82
South West132.33140.93128.95
Wales131.33136.85128.40
West Midlands132.06141.78129.37
Yorkshire & Humber131.4669.57142.64128.74

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