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product news: Urban Eat seals deal with Booker franchise outlets

Following a trial across 27 convenience stores, sandwich brand Urban eat is being made available to all Booker franchise outlets.

product news: Walkers adds Bugles BBQ to PMP range

Walkers has extended its £1 RRP price-marked-pack (PMP) range to include Bugles BBQ.

product news: Kerry Group majors on Halloween

Kerry Group's Mattessons Fridge Raiders brand has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event.

product news: Cofresh unveils Diwali campaign

Indian snack brand Cofresh is this year supporting Diwali, the festival of lights, with a wide range of in-store and consumer-focused promotional activity during its first ever ‘Share the Light’ campaign.

product news: Kettle Foods buys popcorn producer

Kettle Foods has acquired Cornpoppers Ltd – a UK popcorn producer based at Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

product news: Nākd revamps breakfast bars range

Natural Balance Foods is offering retailers the chance to grab a bigger share of morning sales with the revamped Nākd Breakfast Bars range.

product news: Pop Works & Company extends range

Pop Works & Company is launching ‘Glazed & Glory’ and ‘Drizzled Delights’ popcorn variants to tap into the ‘Sweet Treat’ and ‘Pure Indulgence’ occasions.

product news: Nut Butter joins Nature Valley offer

Nature Valley, the cereal bar from General Mills, is set to capitalise on the popularity of nut butters with the launch of new Nut Butter, which it claims is the first cereal bar with a filling made with real nut butter.

product news: Pure popcorn range launches in UK

Jimmy’s, one of Europe’s leading popcorn producers, has announced the launch of its Pure popcorn range in the UK, which it claims will be the healthiest popcorn available on the market.

Product news: Walkers unveils movie streaming offer

Walkers is tapping into family sharing occasions by offering the best movies to shoppers with its newest on pack promotion.

Product news: Tyrells announced first TV advert

Tyrrells has announced the launch of its first TV advertising campaign.

product news: Pringles brings back Christmas variants

Pringles is bringing back its range of Christmas flavours in a new gift wrap designed can.

product news: Naturya launches healthy snack bars

Naturya has teamed up with two Michelin Star trained chefs, David Jones and Jonny Bingham, to create a range of organic, nutrient-rich, nutritionally balanced snack bars, which have just been launched into the forecourt sector.

product news: Nairn’s adds 20% extra fill

Nairn’s is adding 20% extra fill to its three-strong gluten-free Wholegrain Crackers range.

product news: Walkers supports Choose or Lose with TV advert

Walkers is supporting the launch of its Choose or Lose campaign with a new TV advert that launches on the August 28 and will be on air for six weeks.

product news: Butterkist highlights Chocmallow sales opportunity

Butterkist is predicting the addition of the Butterkist Chocmallow popcorn, which offers original Butterkist Toffee popcorn with chocolate marshmallow flavoured coating, will help Halloween sales soar.

product news: Mondelez extends biscuit portfolio

Mondelez International is adding two new biscuits to its portfolio.

product news: Storck UK introduces Knoppers

Storck UK is launching a new product into the sweet snacking category with the introduction of Knoppers.

product news: PepsiCo expands Sunbites range

Sunbites is adding to its line-up with the launch of Sunbites Nut Mixes.

product news: Nutella extends into biscuits

Nutella is moving into the biscuits category for the first time in the UK, following a trial period.

product news: pladis unites brands in Christmas campaign

pladis has unveiled plans for what it describes as its biggest ever Christmas brand campaign.

product news: Golden Wonder refreshes snacks range

Following the relaunch of its crisps range last year, Golden Wonder has refreshed its snacks range with new products and updated packaging.

product news: Tyrrells partners women's rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced Tyrrells as title partner for the new women’s domestic competition, with the official name of the competition now the Tyrrells Premier 15s.

product news: KP Snacks keeps high profile

Hula Hoops and Pom-Bear are set to hit TV screens this summer, as KP Snacks continues to drive visibility of its snack brands.

Kellogg's now offers Nuts & More for on-the-go

Kellogg's is updating its snacks portfolio with a new product for shoppers who want something tasty and packed with fibre to eat on-the-go.

The Food Doctor delivers to BP forecourts and beyond

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor has bolstered its offering for the forecourt sector with the roll-out of a four-strong range of Goodness Bars. The 40g bars communicate the health benefits clearly and concisely on the back of the pack.

Free gift with every Wall's Pastry pack

Wall's Pastry has launched an on-pack promotion across five million packs of its slices, pasties and jumbo sausage rolls.

Two world food flavours added to Pot Noodle range

Pot Noodle has added two new flavours to its line up. Ready to eat in just four minutes, Chicken Korma and BBQ Pulled Pork have been carefully selected to tap into the growing trend for world food, while appealing to consumers who are looking to enjoy a quick, tasty hot snack.

Mars' new launch spreads goodness across the UK

Mars Chocolate UK has unveiled a new treat called goodnessKNOWS, its biggest brand launch in the UK since Celebrations. It comprises four snackable squares crammed with fruit, whole nuts, rolled oats and dipped in dark chocolate. It's described as a 'tasty, high-quality and shareable treat' that can be eaten all at once, or broken up through the day.

product news: KP Snacks buys Butterkist

KP Snacks has reached agreement with Tangerine Confectionery to buy its popcorn business, Butterkist Limited. Butterkist’s manufacturing site in Pontefract, West Yorkshire and its 140 employees will become part of the KP Snacks business.

product news: Food Doctor adds to forecourt offer

Healthy snacking brand The Food Doctor has bolstered its offering being targeted at the forecourt sector with the roll out of a four-strong range of nourishing Goodness Bars.

product news: Pot Noodle adds new flavours

Pot Noodle has launched two new flavours inspired by popular dishes from across the globe.

product news: Kellogg's updates snacks range

Kellogg’s is updating its snacks portfolio this year with a new product for shoppers who want something tasty and packed with fibre to eat on the go, by introducing the Nuts & More bar to its snacks range.

product news: Batchelors launches Pasta ‘n’ Sauce range in pots

Premier Foods is launching its Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce range in convenient pots.

product news: Jacob's adds Mini Cheddars flavours

The biscuit and confectionery company Pladis has announced that Jacob’s has launched three limited edition flavours of Mini Cheddars, backed by a new TV advert.

product news: Walkers extends Oven Baked range

Walkers is introducing a new Fusions variation to its Oven Baked range.

product news: street food inspires Pringles

A new limited-edition Pringles Street Food range is available now. Inspired by the growing popularity of street food, there are four flavours: Spicy BBQ, Hot Chilli Sauce, Mac & Cheese and Thai Green Curry. Rrp is £2.99 for 200g.

product news: Doritos spices up snacking

Doritos is firing up the snacking segment by relaunching its Roulette product in partnership with Tabasco sauce.

Product news: Trail Mix extension adds Bounty and Galaxy variants

Following the success of its 25g Trail Mix shot packs, which launched in 2016, Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats is now extending the range. The new trail mix packs come in two popular flavours: Bounty Snack ‘n’ Share Trail Mix with chocolate pieces, coconut, raisins and sultanas; and Galaxy Snack ‘n’ Share Trail Mix with chocolate pieces, golden raisins, cashews and cranberries.

Product news: British tennis star Johanna Konta backs new Nature Valley protein flavour

Nature Valley has added a new flavour variant - coconut & almond - to its protein range, linked to its tennis partnership, which includes the support of Britain’s number one female tennis player, Johanna Konta, the brand’s first UK ambassador.

product news: Hovis unveils lower carb bread

Hovis is looking to meet consumer needs for a healthier and more balanced lifestyle with the launch of a new Hovis Lower Carb range.

Our national pastime

The average person in the UK now eats crisps, nuts or popcorn seven times a week, making us the largest (possibly literally) snackers in Europe. This news comes courtesy of Channel 4's recent documentary called Secrets of our Favourite Snacks. For the show, Kantar spoke to 11,000 people about their snacking habits. It found that the UK's snacking hotspot was the North West, where people were the most frequent buyers, and 8pm-10pm was the most popular time to indulge. And their favourite flavour? Good old cheese or cheese & onion.

product news: Pot Noodle expands into pasta

Pot Noodle is launching a new range, featuring pasta recipes in a convenient snack pot format.

product news: Ginsters launches two new sandwiches

Ginsters is launching two new limited edition sandwiches - Hunters Chicken and Ham Hock & Piccalilli - which will be joining the range throughout the summer from Wednesday July 26.

product news: Maryland gets packaging refresh

Burton’s Biscuit Company is announcing significant investment in its Maryland brand over the next 12 months, with a range wide packaging refresh, innovation and a social media campaign.

product news: Walkers re-launches Sensations range

Walkers is re-positioning its Sensations range as “a feast for the senses”, which will include updating its entire portfolio with a modern, premium packaging design, as well as the introduction of three new flavours.

product news: Nature Valley recruits brand ambassador

Britain’s number one female tennis player Johanna Konta has become the first UK brand ambassador for Nature Valley.

product news: Kellogg's cuts sugar in cereal bars

Kellogg’s has changed the recipe for the three products in its cereal and milk bar range to cut the sugar levels.

product news: Walkers rebrands oven Baked range

Walkers has rebranded its Oven Baked range. The new packs will highlight the 50% less fat element, while still delivering the same taste.

product news: Kerry Foods launches trade competition

Kerry Foods is aiming to help retailers grow snacking sales this summer with a new competition, giving retailers 15 chances to win £150 worth of experience vouchers.

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