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Otis introduces llimited edition Halloween Muffins

American sweet bakery brand Otis is getting into the spirit of Halloween this autumn, with limited edition Otis Halloween Muffins.

Grenade brings back festive Carb Killa bar

Grenade has revealed that it will be relaunching its Carb Killa Gingerbread protein bar this Christmas, after it sold out during the festive period last year.

Mondelēz International unveils Christmas line-up

Mondelēz International has unveiled its plans for Christmas with advice to retailers to split Christmas into four phases to enable them to stock the right range at the right time.

Cracked Egg Muffin in time for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis brand.It is supplied frozen for thaw and serve and comprises a chocolate chip muffin with a vanilla cream centre, finished with a white chocolate cream cracked egg decoration. It comes in cases of 28, rrp £1.49. Pos, including posters and shelf barkers, is available for retailers to drive interest and footfall to the bakery fixture.

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.

Aryzta Food Solutions adapts muffin for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis brand.

Home movies

Evening snacking is a massive market, worth £6.5bn to retailers and growing, according to Kantar data. Included in this is, of course, the 'big night in', and when you look at other stats available, you can see why it's such a big deal. According to Mintel, 78% of consumers spend most of their leisure time at home and 64% of cinema-goers watch more films at home than they used to two years ago. What these people choose to eat while watching these films is no great surprise according to Kantar, it's chocolate, then sugar confectionery, and then crisps.

Cracking on

Easter just wouldn't be the same without chocolate eggs and the manufacturer that leads the field in these eggs is Mondelez with a 44% share of the market. Indeed 82% of the UK population ate a Mondelez Easter product last Easter with Cadbury Creme Egg being the number one brand (IRI data).

product news: Premier Foods introduces festive cakes

Premier Foods is extending its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges ahead of the festive season, with new products joining the ranges.

Top-notch tipples

Christmas is crucial to the beers, wines and spirits (BWS) category and the week leading up to December 25 is the most important time, when 38% of December alcohol sales occur (Nielsen data).

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 19 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.5364.57140.16129.06
East Midlands132.1066.40141.37129.07
London131.85141.85129.52
North East130.85144.25128.58
North West131.60139.66128.82
Northern Ireland129.13134.50126.35
Scotland131.8363.30140.01129.04
South East132.8662.50141.62129.81
South West132.24138.89129.06
Wales131.09138.10128.06
West Midlands131.8660.90141.24128.98
Yorkshire & Humber131.40140.49128.65

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