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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: Kingsmill launches Super Seeds loaf

Bread brand Kingsmill has launched Kingsmill Super Seeds, a crunchy, seeded loaf available in 800g and 400g varieties.

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.

product news: Oreo launches on-pack promotion

Mondelēz International’s biscuit brand Oreo has launched a new on-pack promotion called The Great Oreo Cookie Quest.

product news: Bahlsen launches indulgent biscuit

Bahlsen has launched Choco Moments, which it describes as its most indulgent chocolate biscuit.

product news: McVitie's adds to Hobnobs Nibbles range

A new Hazelnut flavour has been added to the McVitie’s Hobnobs Nibbles range.

Product news: Burton's adds Big and Chunky cookies

Burton’s Biscuit Company is set to introduce new Big & Chunky lines under its £50m Maryland cookie brand.

Product news: Nutella is back on TV with Christmas special

Nutella is launching a dedicated £1m Christmas campaign featuring a new TV, a festive pack makeover and digital, social and experiential activations. The campaign will run through to the end of December.

product news: new Walkers van sales operation planned

PepsiCo UK will establish a new van sales operation to deliver Walkers snack products direct to independent retailers, foodservice operators and the licensed trade.

product news: KP Snacks expands Hula Hoops Puft range

KP Snacks is expanding its Hula Hoops Puft range with the launch of a new Hula Hoops Puft Sweet Chili multipack.

product news: Fibre One extends range

Diet management snacking brand Fibre One will this month launch a cinnamon variety as the fourth in its portfolio.

product news: Pipers Crisps adds new flavour

Pipers Crisps has added a new flavour, Jalapeno & Dill, to its range of premium crisps.

product news: go ahead! brings out new variant

The go ahead! range has a new Coconut flavour, available in a four-pack, rrp £2.29.

product news: Mondelez adds to Mikado range

Mondelez International’s is bringing a new flavour to its Mikado biscuit brand with the launch of Mikado Dark Intense.

product news: Burton's backs Maryland brand

Burton’s Biscuit Company is announcing a new advertising campaign for its £50m Maryland brand which will see it return to TV, supported by social media activity and in-store activation, with a £1m marketing budget.

product news: Walkers launches new proposition

Walkers is launching a new proposition aimed at social sharing occasions.

Product news: Allinson's adds premium variants

Bread brand Allinson's has launched a new premium product range, said to be inspired by the pioneering spirit of the brand’s founder Thomas Allinson.

Product news: Festive line-up from McVitie's

McVitie’s has announced its 2017 Christmas cake range, which sees the debut of a selection of festive-inspired cake products. The range offers a host of options for Christmas shoppers with party treats through to ideas to add a little seasonal sparkle to lunchboxes. With an estimated RSV of £2.5m for the whole seasonal range, all products feature seasonal packaging for maximum impact on shelf.

Product news: Starring role for Nature Valley in Battle of the Sexes

Snack bar brand Nature Valley has announced a partnership with Fox Searchlight Pictures’ movie Battle of The Sexes (in cinemas 24th November).

product news: Jamaican patties join Country Choice range

Country Choice has introduced new Ja’Patties, a range of ready-to-bake spicy Jamaican-style street food bites.

product news: Spar supports charity with festive sandwiches

Spar UK is raising funds for Marie Curie this Christmas, with the launch of a limited edition festive sandwich range.

product news: Ginsters unveils festive line-up

Ginsters has launched its festive range, which will include two festive limited edition sandwiches and a festive limited edition pasty.

product news: KP Snacks widens nut caddie range

KP Snacks has added a new Salted Caramel variant to its range of best-selling nut caddies.

product news: Premier Foods adds new cake bars

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.

product news: Country Choice adds to festive line-up

Newcomers to Country Choice’s Christmas line-up include a Chocolate Orange pastry swirl and a Panettone flavour swirl.

product news: Snack-a-Jacks offers on-the-go option

Snack-a-Jacks has launched new ‘Minis’ in order to provide shoppers an on-the-go option for the brand.

product news: Doritos partners Xbox for promotion

Doritos is partnering Xbox for the very first time, to offer shoppers the chance to win 70,000 Xbox prizes including the new Xbox One X.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 16 April 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands124.2463.90131.80121.24
North East123.61131.90121.00
North West123.8457.70130.24120.33
Northern Ireland122.81120.56
South East125.0961.90132.19122.34
South West124.4558.90129.28121.58
West Midlands123.74130.31120.97
Yorkshire & Humber123.50131.80120.56

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