All Seasonal articles – Page 7

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    product news: Bonds gears up for Christmas

    2015-10-16T00:00:00Z

    Bonds Confectionery, which is this year celebrating its 120th anniversary, has announced that it will release a limited range of own-brand Christmas confectionery gifting ranges this festive season on the back of the overwhelming private label success during the festive period last year. Christmas 2014 saw the confectioner inundated with ...

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    Merry making

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Christmas truly is the season to be jolly because, according to Nielsen, it is the number one season that shoppers buy extra products for. And confectionery is the number one category specifically bought in convenience stores for Christmas. Asda and Tesco may have tubs of twistwraps stacked high in ...

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    product news: Wrigley prepares for Halloween

    2015-09-25T00:00:00Z

    Wrigley has launched two Halloween limited editions. Skittles Darkside pouches and single packs provide consumers with Skittles from ‘the other side of the rainbow’. Flavours include forbidden fruit, midnight lime, blood orange, pomegranate and dark berry. And Starburst Trick or Treat sharing bags contain apple, raspberry and orange flavoured ...

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    product news: Bonds highlights halloween potential

    2015-09-18T00:00:00Z

    Bonds Confectionery claims it has all bases covered for retailers looking for Halloween treats. It is highlighting its Retro Mixed Bag as the ideal product to meet the increasing demand from retailers buying in stock to cater for consumers looking to stock up on spooky confectionery and trick-or-treat goodies. ...

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    Ghoulish gains

    2015-09-16T00:00:00Z

    This year Halloween falls on a Saturday (October 31), which can mean only one thing that it’s likely to be a bigger event than ever. You can expect families up and down the country to be carving pumpkins, going trick-or-treating and generally having a ghoulishly good time. Some might ...

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    product news: Fanta prepares for Halloween

    2015-09-11T00:00:00Z

    Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is adding spooktacular editions to its Fanta range and launching a seasonal media partnership with MTV, helping retailers to make the most of the Halloween opportunity this autumn among the brand’s target audience of mums and teens. Reflecting Fanta’s playful nature, its packaging will be haunted with ...

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    Product news: UB launches Christmas gems

    2015-09-07T00:00:00Z

    United Biscuits (UB) is looking to cement its position as the number one for must-cstock bakes snacks at Christmas with the launch of its seasonal range which combines traditional favourites with new introductions. The range includes: New McVitie’s Victoria Sapphire - UB is extending the premium assortment range with ...

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    Product news: KP goes nuts with Christmas range

    2015-09-07T00:00:00Z

    KP Snacks is introducing an all-star range this Christmas encompassing new flavours, fun festive shapes and the return of KP Nuts’ best-selling caddies. With festive sales of crisps, nuts and snacks worth £600m each December, the company is aiming to tap into this opportunity and boost sales this year with ...

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    Tackle this

    2015-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Rugby union’s World Cup takes place through September and October with the added bonus for the nation’s retailers of being co-hosted by England and Wales. Games will be played in 13 towns and cities with favourable live TV times, providing a double whammy of traffic lucky ticket holders on their ...

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    product news: Britvic introduces Halloween flavour

    2015-07-22T00:00:00Z

    Britvic Soft Drinks is extending its offering this Halloween with the launch of a new limited-edition Strawberry, Apple and Grape flavour for its Robinsons Fruit Shoot No Added Sugar range. The ‘Strawbrainy’ variant will be available to order until mid-October, and the launch is expected to coincide with Halloween-themed ...

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    product news: Nestlé unveils Halloween offer

    2015-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Nestlé Confectionery is aiming to help retailers capitalise on consumer spending at Halloween with the launch of a wider range of products for 2015. The new Mini Smarties Trick or Treat Pumpkin (RRP £3.00) will lead the range, and comes with 10 boxes of mini Smarties inside. A tear strip ...

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    Bring on spring

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    With all your Christmas stock, staff and rotas sorted (hopefully), it’s time to look ahead to the spring occasions Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter. According to Mintel’s Seasonal Shopping report from August, 68% of consumers spend money on Easter products and services; 64% spend on Mother’s Day items; ...

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    Service Centre: Jac Roper on Christmas opening; the rise of own brand; and analysing your sales

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie... It was always my favourite, fractured yuletide ’carol’. I thought originally that it referred to some mafia ’event’ involving an unfortunate Boston-based bloke called Charlie, and his fate was to be plastered around the walls. But that turned out to be wrong as ...

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    Christmas additions

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Bobby’s Foods has launched a host of new products in time for Christmas. These include Mini Cheesy Cracker Snacks baked savoury biscuit shapes with a cheesy flavour, with a rrp of £1 for 150g. Big share bags of BBQ Snack Mix, Prawn Spirals and Sweet Salted Popcorn ...

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    Christmas crackers

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    KP’s nuts range is getting bigger with the launch of Big Bag Nuts in four varieties: salted, dry roasted, salt vinegar and spicy chilli.They come in 450/500g bags with a rrp of £2.40. The festive KP Nuts caddies are back in best-selling jumbo salted, dry roasted and honey ...

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    Making Christmas special

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Urban Eat has five limited-edition ’Christmas Specials’ including a turkey feast sandwich, brie bacon wrap and a Posh Nosh white stilton festive chutney sandwich.

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    PRODUCT NEWS: Retro sweets for Halloween

    2014-10-20T00:00:00Z

    With Halloween fast-approaching, Bonds Confectionery is highlighting its Retro Mixed Bag as the ideal product to meet the demand from retailers buying in stock to cater for consumers stocking up on trick or treat goodies. Available in 150 gram bags and retailing at £1 a bag, the product provides ...

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    Make sure you score

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    You can expect a mad rush in your store on the night of Saturday June 14, as footie fans stock up in time for 11pm, and the kick-off of England’s first game in the FIFA World Cup 2014. As part of Group D, they will be taking on Italy in ...

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    Beware: Halloween is creeping up on us all

    2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

    If you haven’t yet embraced Halloween in your store, this year is the time to do it. That’s because it is now the third biggest seasonal event behind Christmas and Easter and, according to Planet Retail, has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past three years. Food manufacturers are obviously ...

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    Diageo adds colour to Christmas time

    2012-10-30T00:00:00Z

    Diageo is launching a new in-store media campaign to encourage shoppers to serve more exciting drinks over the festive season. The ’Add Colour to Christmas’ campaign is designed to challenge beer and wine as the default at-home drinks choice over the crucial festive period. Rolling out nationwide this month, the ...