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product news: Kellogg’s introduces joyböl to the UK

Kellogg’s is targeting the convenience and travel sectors with the introduction of its new joyböl brand in the UK this month.

product news: Batchelors rolls out Super Noodles Pots

Batchelors Super Noodles’ Pots range is being rolling out in convenience in four flavours: Chicken, BBQ Beef, Curry, and Bacon.

product news: Country Choice gives pastie Mexican twist

Country Choice has launched a Real Cornish Chicken Fajita Pastie.

product news: Aryzta unveils football muffin

In-store food to go specialist Aryzta Food Solutions is aiming to help retailers to capitalise on the football fever that is set to grasp the nation with this summer’s World Cup, with the introduction of a limited edition Otis football chocolate muffin.

product news: Kepak extends Rustlers into breakfast

Kepak Convenience Foods is introducing its Rustlers microwavable snack and chilled ready meal brand to a new eating occasion with the launch of the Rustlers All Day Breakfast Sausage Muffin.

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: Country Choice introduces new twists

Country Choice has introduced two new varieties of savoury pastries.

product news: Country Choice spices up Savoury Bakes

Country Choice has spiced up its range of Savoury Bakes with two new flavours, bringing the tastes of Morocco and Mexico to the mix.

product news: Ginsters adds twist to pasty

Ginsters has launched Cornish Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Pasty to welcome in the New Year.

No stopping food-to-go

Latest data from IGD says the UK's food-to-go sector is in 'rude health' and is on schedule to be worth £23.5bn by 2022 up from this year's expected £17.4bn.

Denby Drinks launches Ciao Coffee Serving Stations

Denby Drinks Company has launched its Ciao Coffee Serving Stations into the convenience sector.

Country Choice adds new training modules

New training modules designed to test the knowledge of staff working in an in-store bakery or foodservice operation have been added to the Country Choice website to help customers to make the most of sales opportunities.

At the ready

Own-brand may be king in the overall ready meals market and chilled meals may generally outsell frozen ones, but there's one frozen food brand that's really bucking these trends and that's Kent-based Cook. Sales director Chris Portwood explains: "Cook overall has been in double-digit growth every year since we set the business up and, on average, our stores and concessions are delivering plus four per cent in like-for-like sales.

Moving on up

If you're of a certain age, you may remember your mum telling you that it was wrong to be seen eating out on the street. How times have changed! Eating on the move and buying food-to-go is commonplace and we're doing it more and more. Indeed IGD estimates that the food-to-go market will leap from the current £16.1bn to be worth £21.7bn by 2021. It adds that 'convenience, forecourts and other retailers' will see growth from £2.5bn in 2016 to £3.3bn in 2021.

Good to go

It can be hard to keep up with changes in the food-to-go category as they keep coming thick and fast. But when you look at the data you can see why. According to Him!'s latest research, food-to-go drives 890 million shopping trips to convenience stores every year and contributes £3.9bn to the sector. Him! conducted 1,180 face-to-face food-to-go shopper interviews at Tesco Express, Sainsbury's Local, The Co-op, Spar, Budgens, Nisa, Costa, Greggs, Pret and Burger King during last summer. It found that supermarket c-stores were 'winning' with regard to quality of sandwiches and meal deal offers, while symbol stores were considered comparable with supermarket c-stores in terms of in-store bakery and food-to-go prices, but stronger in service.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.96139.34130.03
East Midlands132.2178.40140.26129.44
London132.7566.90141.06129.97
North East131.67142.51128.83
North West132.2355.20139.96128.87
Northern Ireland130.9869.90134.15128.85
Scotland132.49139.09129.38
South East133.0865.40140.87130.38
South West132.56139.07129.94
Wales132.13136.80129.14
West Midlands131.77140.75129.12
Yorkshire & Humber131.4360.80142.86128.78

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