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Biscuits barrelling along

Despite the 'war on sugar', the biscuit category is holding up well thanks to the fact that sweet biscuits are universally popular, with nine out of 10 consumers eating them. Mintel research reveals that value sales have increased due to higher average prices and predicts that the sweet biscuit and cereal bars category will reach £2.5bn by 2022.

Two new flavours join Walkers core range

Walkers is expanding its flavour range with the launch of BBQ Pulled Pork and Spicy Sriracha.

Carb Killa named protein bar Product of the Year

Grenade's Carb Killa has won the Product of the Year award in the Protein Bar category at the 2019 Product of The Year Awards. Product of the Year is the UK's largest consumer survey of product innovation, with over 10,000 shoppers voting each year to crown the winning products in each category and achieve the red seal of approval. The awards, now in their 15th year, champion the best products on the market each year.

McCoy's Muchos offer new taste experience

The latest line to join the McCoy's range is Muchos, a distinctive crescent-shaped folded tortilla crisp, in three Mexican flavours. Muchos comprises a corn, wheat and potato based crisp with a blend of six spices and beans locked into the base, before being seasoned with either Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese or Sour Cream & Onion flavours.

Pipers voted best savoury snack in upmarket poll

Pipers has, for the seventh year in a row, been voted Britain's best savoury snack brand. The Lincolnshire-based premium snack maker topped the poll in an annual survey of speciality food products on sale in UK delicatessens, farm shops and food halls by Fine Food Digest.

Walkers marks Uefa Champions League sponsorship with promotion

Walkers is celebrating its continued sponsorship as the official snack partner of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), with a new on-pack promotion that will run for 16 weeks.

McCoy's launch taps trend for Mexican food

The latest line to join the McCoy’s range is Muchos, a distinctive crescent-shaped folded tortilla crisp, in three Mexican flavours. Muchos comprises a corn, wheat and potato based crisp with a blend of six spices and beans locked into the base, before being seasoned with either Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese or Sour Cream & Onion flavours.

Aryzta Food Solutions adapts muffin for Easter

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

Pladis adds two new go ahead ranges

Pladis is adding to its £39m healthier snacking brand, go ahead, with the launch of two new ranges.

Nairn's expands portfolio with three new products

Nairn’s has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of new Ancient Grain Oatcakes, Gluten Free Caramelised Onion Flatbreads and Gluten Free Cheese Crackers.

PepsiCo adds flame grilled steak to Doritos flavours

Tortilla chip brand Doritos is adding to its line-up with new Doritos Flame Grilled Steak.

Pep & Lekker introduces compostable packaging

Vegan snacks producer Pep & Lekker has introduced compostable packaging for its Seed Snacks.

KP Snacks launches campaigns for two flagship brands

KP Snacks is reaffirming its commitment to the under 100 calories portfolio, which currently consists of 37 products, by launching creative campaigns for two of its flagship brands; Hula Hoops Puft and Popchips.

Walkers revamps packaging of its core range of crisps

Walkers is kicking off 2019 with a new look across its core range of crisps.

Healthy profits

The term 'healthy snack' is open to interpretation but one thing most consumers are agreed upon is that fruit makes the healthiest snack. New research from Him, where they quizzed 1,000 consumers in September, found that 94% of them viewed fresh fruit to be healthy. The second healthiest item was nuts, then dried fruit, veg-and-a-dip, then plain rice cakes. Over half of those who took part in the survey thought crisps were healthy but they were 'veggie' crisps as opposed to potato ones.

KP Nuts launches £500,000 Christmas campaign

KP Nuts has launched this year’s Christmas campaign with out-of-home (OOH) print and digital billboards, digital advertising and a competition to win the ultimate Christmas jumper raising money for Save the Children.

Metcalfe's expands range of low-calorie snacks

Snacks brand Metcalfe’s has launched two new formats of low-calorie snacking products, Corn Chips and Mini Ricecakes.

Pladis extends Jaffa range

Pladis is expanding its £54m Jaffa Cakes brand into new territory with the launch of Jaffa Cakes Nibbles.

Ginsters expands bitesize range

Ginsters has expanded its Bitesize range.

product news: Walkers campaign gets new advert

Walkers is supporting the recent launch of its Christmas dinner flavoured crisps, with a new Christmas TV advert, aiming to spark debate across the nation. The new TV campaign will run throughout the festive season.

product news: Country Choice unveils bake in the pack paninis and wraps

Country Choice has launched new “Savour It” bake in the pack ready-made paninis and wraps.

product news: Cofresh relaunches Grills range

The Indian snacks brand Cofresh has unveiled a relaunch of its Grills range with the addition of three new flavours and new look, new feel packaging.

product news: Eat Real unveils vegan cheese straws

Healthier snacking brand Eat Real has unveiled a new variant of its Veggie Straws to help meet demand for a vegan-friendly, cheese-flavoured snack.

product news: Tilda unveils biggest advertising campaign

The Tilda rice brand has unveiled what is claims is its biggest advertising campaign since it was founded over 45 years ago.

product news: Cathedral City updates snack bar range

Dairy Crest is refreshing its Cathedral City adult snack bar range with the addition of two new flavour variants, a new pack design and a new range positioning of 100kcals or fewer per bar.

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.

product news: Dairy Crest revamps Cathedral City Kids Snacks

Dairy Crest has revamped its Cathedral City Kids Snacking range with a move to lighter cheese for an improved nutrition profile and a new on-pack partnership with Nickelodeon to enhance appeal to families.

product news: Walkers introduces festive dinner flavours

Walkers is launching a festive range of Christmas dinner flavours, including its first Brussel Sprouts flavoured crisp.

product news: PepsiCo refreshes Snack-a-Jacks packs

PepsiCo has given its Snack-a-Jacks rice cake brand a new look in a bid to strengthen its stand-out on shelf.

product news: Pladis introduces Halloween cakes

Pladis has launched a range of Halloween-themed cakes to celebrate the occasion.

product news: Kingsmill adds to 50/50 range

Kingsmill has launched Kingsmill 50/50 Vitamin Boost, the latest addition to the Kingsmill 50/50 range.

product news: Cofresh expands core range

Indian snacks brand Cofresh has extended its core range of savoury Asian mixes with two new flavours to help retailers capitalise on the growing demand for global taste adventures.

Autumn film promotion on Metcalfe popcorn

Consumers will get a free film with every purchase of Metcalfe’s Impulse and Sharing popcorn formats, in an autumn promotion running in partnership with Video-On-Demand service Rakuten TV.

Krispy Kreme unveils Vimto doughnut variant

The doughnut brand Krispy Kreme has partnered with Nichols plc to add Vimto’s taste to a limited edition range of doughnuts.

M&M's in cake form

New M&M's Cake Bars comprise soft chocolate sponge, topped with a layer of cream and crispy pieces, coated in milk chocolate. Packs of five retail at £1.65.

urban eat duo

Two new sandwiches have joined the Urban Eat range: Squash'd, which contains roasted butternut squash; and Herby Chicken. Both retail at £2.79.

Walkers airs regional favourites ad campaign

Walkers is screening a new TV ad to highlight its more unusual flavours and the regions where they're loved and sell more than the national average. Pickled Onion is very popular in Scotland, Tomato Ketchup in the North, Smoky Bacon in the Midlands, Worcester Sauce in the South East, Marmite in the South West and Beef & Onion in Wales. The activity marks Walkers 70th anniversary and aims to promote trial of the flavours.

product news: KP Snacks adds pretzel format

KP Snacks has launched its Penn State pretzel snack in a new multipack format which will be available in store from 15 October.

product news: Ginsters unveils new look for sandwiches

Ginsters of Cornwall has unveiled its new-look sandwich range with a contemporary design inspired by the latest food-to-go trends.

product news: Walkers campaign gets new advert

Walkers has launched a new TV advert continuing its celebration of its more unusual flavours, and the regions in which they’re loved.

product news: Aryzta Food Solutions introduces Otis Halloween Muffin

In-store bakery specialist Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced the new Otis Halloween Muffin.

product news: Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats launches M&M’s Cake Bars

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats has launched M&M’s Cake Bars.

Product news: Burton's Biscuits introduces Christmas theme

Burton’s Biscuit Company will be bringing seasonal cheer to the biscuit fixture this Christmas, with the introduction of seasonal pack formats for its Maryland Cookies and Cathedral City Baked Bites products.

Product news: Urban Eat unveils festive sandwiches

Sandwich brand Urban Eat, has unveiled two limited-edition autumn seasonal sandwiches as part of its expanded collection.

product news: General Mills adds to portfolios

General Mills is launching new lines across both its Fibre One and Nature Valley portfolios.

product news: Pep & Lekker extends into vegan snacks

Following on from the introduction of its organic, vegan-friendly soups collection, Pep & Lekker has extended its healthier living learnings into the better-for-you, vegan-friendly snacking sector with the launch of a healthy snacks range.

product news: Walkers unveils summer regional activity

Walkers is celebrating its more unusual flavours this summer, and the regions in which they’re most popular, with a new campaign and on-pack promotion.

product news: Pladis introduces Jacob’s Cracker Crisps Thins

Pladis has introduced Jacob’s Cracker Crisps Thins, a new launch in the crisps and snacks category.

product news: Mondelez launches biscuit range

Mondelz International is using two of its biggest brands to boost its latest launch, Joyfills.

product news: Pom Bear returns to TV

Pom Bear is returning to TV screens with the Bare Bear Snack campaign.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 February 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.19130.05120.11
East Midlands128.65131.85119.33
London129.24131.37119.84
North East127.7068.90130.13117.97
North West128.32130.18118.59
Northern Ireland127.09126.23118.23
Scotland128.8953.70129.16118.91
South East129.5158.90131.97120.32
South West129.0567.90129.30119.93
Wales128.13126.45118.37
West Midlands128.4366.90133.17119.18
Yorkshire & Humber128.09132.66118.58

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