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    product news: Jenny Wren introduces sub-£10 Christmas Box

    2017-10-18T00:00:00Z

    Jenny Wren, the Kentish chocolate firm, has introduced its first Christmas box for what it calls the “neglected” sub-£10 gifting category. The Christmas Collection features 12 hand-finished Belgian chocolates and truffles – including Fleur de Sel caramel, raspberry yoghurt and white mocha. The launch coincides with Jenny Wren being the ...

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    product news: Diageo highlights independent alcohol opportunity this Christmas

    2017-10-13T00:00:00Z

    With 28% of annual off trade alcohol sales taking place over the festive period, Diageo has extended its My Store Matters advice to help retailers tap into the sales opportunity. An extension of the ‘Inspire, Display, Sell’ initiative, the advice sets out to highlight how retailers can drive sales across ...

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    Pumpkin Spice Oat So Simple for Halloween

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Quaker Oats is launching a limited-edition Pumpkin Spice variant for Halloween. It comes in a sachet format (eight per pack) with an rrp of £1. The launch is supported by a social media campaign and in-store pos and theatre. According to Nielsen, half of UK adults who buy Halloween foods ...

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    product news: Kerry Group majors on Halloween

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Kerry Group’s Mattessons Fridge Raiders brand has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event. At the same time kids’ snack Cheestrings is launching a Halloween pack ’takeover’ across its entire range, while ...

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    Countdown to Christmas

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Would you like to guess how much was spent on Christmas confectionery last year? Well, if you said around £800m you would be right because, according to IRI data, we in the UK spent £824m on chocolate and sweets last Christmas. A lot of that spend goes on gifting and ...

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    The spirits of Christmas

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Most people enjoy a tipple at Christmas, with many keen to have a range of booze on offer to impress their friends and family, which is why volume sales of spirits double over the Christmas period increasing from 3.4% to 7.2% (Nielsen). Faith Holland, head of category development at ...

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    Halloween takeover for Kerry Foods’ brands

    2017-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Mattessons Fridge Raiders has joined with Thorpe Park Resort to give shoppers the chance to win a short break at the theme park during its Fright Nights event. At the same time kids’ snack Cheestrings is launching a Halloween pack ’takeover’ across its entire range, while Yollies feature exclusive glow-in-the-dark ...

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    Sales that creep up on you

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that the big autumn event was Bonfire Night and Halloween was some young pretender imported from the States. However, that young pretender has certainly caught the imagination of youngsters over here, so much so that it rakes in hundreds of millions of pounds worth ...

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    product news: Nestlé Confectionery reveals festive plans

    2017-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Nestlé Confectionery has unveiled its Christmas offering for 2017. Leading its range are the Smarties Little Choc Penguin (a chocolate shell with mini Smarties inside) and the white chocolate Milkybar Polar Bear Cub (both RRP 65p). Each features four new designs on its foil packaging, giving them added personality and ...

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    product news: Pringles brings back Christmas variants

    2017-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Pringles is bringing back its range of Christmas flavours in a new gift wrap designed can. This October, Xmas Turkey and Pigs in Blankets flavour Pringles will be back in stores. The cans have a limited edition festive wrap design that features a gift tag on the packaging for consumers ...

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    product news: Fanta reveals Halloween plans

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is planning its biggest Halloween campaign from Fanta, including exclusively designed packaging, smaller 150ml can multipacks and an advertising and experiential marketing campaign. New ghoulish graphics on packs of Fanta have been specially designed by artist Noma Bar and will run from September 16 to ...

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    product news: Tangerine reveals its Halloween line-up

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Tangerine Confectionery has unveiled details of its Halloween offering. The Sweet Champions Halloween Assorted 200g Bag (MRRSP £1) features a selection of the UK’s favourite sweets - a mixture of mini Whams (strawberry, sour apple original raspberry flavours), Fruit Salad Lollies and Black Jack Lollies. Sold in Halloween ...

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    product news: Ferrero reveals Christmas plans

    2017-08-20T00:00:00Z

    Ferrero says it will be investing £8.2m this Christmas while launching new products across its brands, including advent calendars and new boxed chocolate products. Levi Boorer, customer development director at Ferrero, commented: “Following a successful Christmas in 2016, it is important as a leading confectionery manufacturer, to offer retailers products ...

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    product news: Pernod Ricard unveils Christmas campaigns

    2017-08-20T00:00:00Z

    In the run-up to Christmas Pernod Ricard UK is launching two campaigns focused on helping retailers increase sales of Scotch whisky and popular cocktail and mixer ingredients: ‘Expertly Selected Whiskies’ and ‘Mix with The Good Stuff’. The ‘Expertly Selected’ range, identified by Pernod Ricard UK, includes five of the supplier’s ...

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    product news: pladis unites brands in Christmas campaign

    2017-08-14T00:00:00Z

    pladis has unveiled plans for what it describes as its biggest ever Christmas brand campaign. For the first time the McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s brands will come together under the campaign banner “Merry Biscuits everyone.” With a total investment of £1.3m to support McVitie’s, Jacob’s and Carr’s, the ...

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    Money spinners

    2017-08-03T00:00:00Z

    Who knew that so many people wanted a car boot organiser or a large pet blanket or a car dash cam? Even though that’s a bit of a rhetorical question, there is an answer and that is ’the pump-top promotion companies’. That’s because these businesses have their fingers on the ...

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    product news: Wrigley extends Halloween range

    2017-07-28T00:00:00Z

    This August, Wrigley is extending its seasonal range to five Halloween SKUs. Following a successful trial last year, Wrigley is launching its Skittles Fruits and Sours Tubs across all customers. The new tubs have an RRP of £5, and are aimed at trick or treaters containing 29 individual 26g packs ...

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    product news: Mondelez previews Christmas offer

    2017-07-28T00:00:00Z

    This year Mondelez International has bigger plans than ever for Christmas with the return of the Milk Tray Man, a £10m spend for its Cadvent campaign, NPD in both chocolate and candy, and for the first time, it will offer Cadbury biscuits within its portfolio. The company also has a ...

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    Maxol and Aware NI shine a light on mental health for young people with special Christmas Candle

    2016-12-14T00:00:00Z

    Irish forecourt and convenience retailer Maxol, has launched the Maxol and AWARE Christmas candle, which is now available at all participating Maxol sites in Northern Ireland. The perfect stocking filler, the high-quality Irish-made candle is for sale at just £4 at every Maxol station till-point with proceeds going towards Maxol’s ...

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    UK shoppers set to spend £20.6bn on Christmas food and groceries

    2016-12-14T00:00:00Z

    The UK grocery market is set to experience 1.2% growth over the Christmas period, with shoppers spending £20.6bn, according to forecast figures from IGD. Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, said: “Although our forecast indicates relatively modest growth, with overall prices lower than a year ago, this would represent ...