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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: 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: 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: Premier Foods launches Roald Dahl-themed cakes

Premier Foods is launching a limited edition Roald Dahl-themed range with an on-pack promotion. Mr Kipling George’s Marvellous Lemon & Raspberry Whirls, Enormous Croc’s Chocolate Mud Pies, The BFG’s Strawbunkle & Cream Fancies and Mr Fox’s Fantastic Forest Fruit Slices rolling out now and are available across grocery, impulse and wholesale channels with an RSP of £1.00.

product news: KP Nuts adds to range

KP Nuts is launching KP Sweet Chilli Cashews and KP Sharing Nuts Mixes.

product news: Mug Shot embarks on £1m marketing campaign

Instant snack brand Mug Shot has embarked on a £1m marketing campaign targeting a core audience of women office workers and busy stay at home mums.

Protein products power ahead

Arguably the segment seeing the biggest proliferation of NPD is that for nut, seed and fruit-based protein bars from brands such as Grenade, Graze, Bounce and Kind.

Consumers say 'yes' to cheese

Dairy Crest is aiming to raise the profile of single-serve cheese as a snacking option with the launch of its Cathedral City Snack Bar, which comes in Mature and a 99-calorie Lighter Mature variant in 30g single packs and four-bar mutlipacks.

Popcorn comes out of the cinema and into the mainstream

Upmarket and trendy brands have dragged popcorn out of the cinema foyer and into widespread distribution in supermarkets and convenience stores.

Meat is making its mark

The spread of snacks on to the chilled fixture has brought a proliferation of meat snacks, with Peperami supplier Jack Link's among the most active in the segment.

Variety boosts snacks

Go into a high street pub and you may still find the packaged snacks choice confined to a brand each of crisps, nuts and pork scratchings, but in the fast-moving world of grocery and convenience it's become much more than that.

sweet chilli dunkers

New Dunkers Sweet Chilli Baked Bites combine tomato salsa-flavoured mini tortilla chips with creamy Dairylea cheese. Rrp is £2.71.

product news: PepsiCo sets up World Cup team

Three PepsiCo brands are coming together this summer to encourage shoppers to host their big night in with its range of snacks and beverages, and get behind their favourite football team.

product news: Walkers adds Poppables to range

Walkers is introducing a new “pop”-osition to shoppers with the arrival of Poppables, a spherical, potato snack.

product news: Pladis brings Flipz to UK

Global snacking company Pladis has added an American line to its UK portfolio – the chocolate-covered pretzel snack Flipz.

product news: Walkers unveils summer on-pack promotion

Walkers has launched an on-pack promotion offering 25% off Virgin Experience Days over the summer period.

product news: KP Snacks adds new Hula Hoops range

KP Snacks has launched Hula Hoops Flavarings, a new crisp range developed in response to consumer preference for bigger, bolder and full on flavour products.

product news: Spar revamps crisps and snacks

Spar Brand is relaunching its crisps and snacks range with seven new lines and a fresh new design.

product news: Wagon Wheels roll into teacakes

Burton’s Biscuit Co is introducing a new product from one of the UK’s best known biscuit brands, with the launch of Wagon Wheels Teacakes.

product news: Kellogg’s revamps Special K cereal bars

Kellogg’s has overhauled the recipe and packaging of its Special K cereal bars as part of the company’s Better Starts plan to help people make healthier choices.

product news: Kettle Foods relaunches smaller PMPs

Targeting the Big Night In, Kettle Foods is relaunching its range of smaller price-marked sharing bags specifically for the independent convenience sector.

product news: Peperami launches on-pack promotion

Meat snacking brand Peperami is launching a nationwide on-pack promotion with Merlin Entertainments, across the Pork and Beef range from mid-April until the end of 2018.

product news: Dairylea Dunkers adds sweet chilli flavour

Dairylea Dunkers is bringing a new addition to its range of kids snacks this spring.

product news: NutriPot revamps packaging across range

NutriPot, the healthy fast food brand from The Triangle Nutrition, has unveiled a new look for its product range.

product news: Unilever launches Prep Co snack brand

Unilever is aiming to shake up the snacking category with the launch of a new brand, Prep Co.

product news: Adelie Foods adds Wall's and Park Farm's brands

The savoury pastry brand Wall’s, and the Pork Farm’s brand of pork pie, have been added to the roster of the food-to-go supplier, Adelie Foods.

product news: Nature Valley signs tennis deal

General Mills snack bar brand Nature Valley has agreed an extended three-year partnership with the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) to become the new title sponsor for its ATP and WTA tournaments at Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne.

product news: Cofresh unveils new products for Ramadan

Indian snacks manufacturer Cofresh has launched four bespoke new products for Ramadan in a bid to help retailers maximise sales during the religious festival which starts next month.

product news: Kettle Chips unveils "biggest" TV campaign

As Kettle Chips celebrates its 30th year in the UK, it has launched what it claims is its biggest TV campaign.

product news: McCoy's makes radio debut

Ridged crisp brand McCoy’s has launched its first radio campaign.

Product news: Jammie Dodgers adds a twist

Burton’s Biscuit Company is adding to its Jammie Dodgers range with the launch of Jammie Dodgers Lemon Twist.

product news: Better Biscuits increases category focus

The Better Biscuits Best Sellers category initiative from Pladis – now simply called Better Biscuits – is evolving to include four additional levers for growth.

product news: Walkers celebrates 70th anniversary

Independent retailers are being offered the chance to win a store makeover as part of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Walkers crisp brand.

product news: Kettle Chips runs on-pack promotion

Kettle Chips is running an ‘Upgrade your lunch’ on-pack promotion on its full single serve and multi-pack ranges.

product news: Avocado on-the-go snack launched

Snackamolé, a pure avocado snack for people on the go, has been launched in the UK.

product news: McVities unveils masterbrand campaign

McVitie’s has launched its new masterbrand campaign, “Sweeter Together”, with an advert premiere on national TV.

product news: Butterkist advert returns to TV

Popcorn brand Butterkist is returning to TV screens this March with its “Make the Moment” advert.

product news: Cheestrings launches £1.5m campaign

Cheestrings is launching a £1.5m multi-touchpoint campaign.

product news: Hoola Hoops gets spicy

KP Snacks is launching Big Hoops Spicy Chilli, capitalising on the growing trend of spicy flavours.

product news: Pot Pasta adds new flavour

Pot Pasta is introducing Tomatoey Mozzarella, which features the tastes of popular Italian flavours such as mozzarella cheese and sustainably sourced tomatoes. 

product news: Cofresh unveils TV adverts

Indian snack brand Cofresh has unveiled its 2018 Asian TV advertising campaign, which includes associate sponsorship of the daily talent-searcher reality show ‘India’s Next Superstars’.

Super snackers

The boundary between meals and snacks is blurring. So says Colette Noé, senior director for consumer and market insights at Pladis. "Most people understand a meal to be influenced by cultural traditions around timing, setting and specific food groups. Snacks, on the other hand, are highly personalised and variable mini meals." And as with most things, it's millennials who have a lot of influence over the UK snacking industry. Noé calls them the 'taste makers', saying they make much quicker purchases and buy fewer groceries online than you might think.

product news: PepsiCo extends UEFA Champions League deal

PepsiCo has extended its partnership with the UEFA Champions League for a further three years.

product news: Cofresh relaunches entire range

Indian snack brand Cofresh has relaunched its entire range with fresh new packaging to maximise shelf impact and brand integration.

product news: McCoy's Win Gold campaign returns

McCoy’s has relaunched its Win Gold campaign for 2018, offering a prize of £10,000 to snackers who find one of five gold crisps hidden in packets of McCoy’s.

product news: Alpen adds variant to light cereal bar range

Alpen has launched a new variant to its range of light cereal bars.

product news: KP Snacks brings back Hula Hoops Hands full ads

Hula Hoops back on TV screens this February with its ‘Hands Full’ advert.

product news: Pringles runs on-pack promotion

Pringles is aiming to drive sales in early 2018 with an on-pack promotion offering shoppers the chance to “Take a Bite and Win a Flight” to one of hundreds of European destinations. 

product news: McVitie's Digestive Slices adds new flavour

Pladis will be extending its McVitie’s Digestives Slices range to include a new Banoffee flavour.

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East Midlands131.6092.90141.48128.80
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North West131.52141.49128.24
Northern Ireland130.8069.90135.52128.45
South East132.40141.08129.46
South West131.8662.90140.58129.06
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