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Sweets ahead

All the major manufacturers seem to be turning their attention to the sugar stuff, which is great news for forecourt retailers. This is because, firstly, sugar confectionery gives them a higher profit margin than chocolate, and secondly, many consumers prefer sugar products when they are travelling, especially with kids in the car, as they’re usually far less messy.

Passport gains new access

The Passport point of sale system from Gilbarco Veeder-Root is now compatible with third-party pumps and accepts Conoco and Texaco payment cards.

Fresh coffee on the run

In a bid to tap into the growing out-of-home coffee market, Javastation has introduced a new self-serve bean-to-cup coffee concept.

Wall's unveil eco-friendly freezer

Unilever Ice Cream & Frozen Food has launched a range of eco-friendly fridges as part of its commitment to caring for the environment.

Impulse onslaught

Manor Bakeries is increasing the presence of its Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes brands in the impulse snacking cake category with the launch of a range of muffins, flapjacks and brownies.

Hooops of prizes

United Biscuits has introduced a new text and win on-pack promotion for its £63m Hula Hoops brand.

Nestle extends Polo portfolio

Polo mints are now available in a new format following the launch of Polo Strong Mini Mints.

Pringles go global

In a bid to drive sales of its core range, Pringles has launched a new promotional campaign called Taste the World.

Fruitini extesion

Del Monte has introduced a new extension to its Fruitini brand with Fruitini Squeezie.

Ginsters to sponser TV show

As part of its £5 million marketing campaign this year, Ginsters has signed its first-ever TV sponsorship deal.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 18 November 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.59139.47126.61
North East129.23139.06125.25
North West129.8364.92138.07126.36
Northern Ireland127.82133.40124.44
South East131.4769.90139.42127.48
South West130.5064.90136.17126.41
West Midlands130.33140.40126.46
Yorkshire & Humber129.8099.90138.58126.25

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