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This summer is a World Cup year in football which means a once-in-every-four-years opportunity for forecourts to enjoy a sales uplift from customers stocking up on essentials for a night in front of the TV watching the football. While Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all fell short in qualification, it's once again retailers in England who will feel the biggest benefit, but the stars on show from countries such as Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Germany should bring an increase in 'big night in' sales opportunities to all corners of the UK.

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Shoppers buying items for a family night in have never had it so good thanks to two huge promotions from major convenience brands. Nestlé Confectionery has teamed up with Sky Store for a deal where consumers receive a £5.99/7.99 Sky Store Buy & Keep movie voucher in return for collecting four promotional packs from its range of sharing bags. When you 'Buy & Keep' a movie from Sky you get the digital copy to keep on your TV or other devices, and the DVD sent direct to your home. You don't have to be a Sky customer to use Buy & Keep and the Nestlé vouchers expire at the end of September 2018.

Elizabeth Shaw launches chocolates with a twist

Elizabeth Shaw is launching Twists, described as an indulgent selection of individually wrapped hazelnut treats enrobed in milk chocolate and praline, topped with crisp rice and coated in milk chocolate. They come in a box that opens and closes with one big twist. Elizabeth Shaw managing director, Karen Crawford, said the company had created a beautiful deluxe box perfect for sharing at home but also for giving as a gift.

Hi-Spirits offers new big-brand gift range

Hi-Spirits has a new range of gift packs featuring Southern Comfort, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Fireball and the King of Soho Gin. Rrps range from £14 to £34.

Country Choice in a swirl for festive season

Newcomers to Country Choice's Christmas line-up include a Chocolate Orange pastry swirl and a Panettone flavour swirl. The first is an orange-flavour butter pastry base filled with crème pâtissière and chocolate chips, sprinkled with a golden sugar topping. The latter is a butter pastry swirl filled with crème pâtissière, sultanas and candied orange peel. Both have a two-day shelf life when wrapped.

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.

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East Midlands130.59139.47126.61
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North East129.23139.06125.25
North West129.8364.92138.07126.36
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Wales129.68135.94125.44
West Midlands130.33140.40126.46
Yorkshire & Humber129.8099.90138.58126.25

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