All Seasonal articles – Page 8

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    Retailers challenged to get into Halloween spirit

    2012-10-19T00:00:00Z

    Mace and Cadbury are running a Halloween competition, challenging Mace retailers to create a spectacular Halloween display in-store. The competition, which runs until 31st October 31, is encouraging retailers to use in-store theatre to drive footfall and profits around Halloween, the third biggest retail event of the year. ...

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    Cracking Christmas lines coming soon from Ginsters

    2012-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Ginsters has announced its Christmas 2012 line-up. This comprises two special edition sandwiches: the Christmas cracker and cranberry, Wensleydale bacon; plus a special edition turkey, bacon cranberry pasty. They will be available nationally from next month. The sandwiches have rrps of £3.49 and £2.99 respectively, while ...

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    Three for Christmas

    2012-09-04T00:00:00Z

    Cuisine de France is launching three new lines for Christmas: mincemeat, cranberry almond slice; and two flowerpot muffins (orange cranberry and chocolate orange).

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    Christmas with Mars

    2012-09-04T00:00:00Z

    New to Mars Chocolate’s Christmas range is the Galaxy luxury selection which features Galaxy Gift For You. Separately, Galaxy Gift For You has a new truffle variant so one half of the product comprises solid Galaxy chocolate while the other half is filled with either caramel or truffle. Meanwhile, Celebrations ...

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    Halloween and Christmas covered by Kraft Foods

    2012-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Kraft Foods is launching Cadbury Crunchy Spiders for Halloween. They are foil-wrapped chocolates filled with green crunchy bits. There are two spider designs, each with creepy crawly legs. In addition, Cadbury Screme Eggs have been improved with the ’goo-lish’ green fondant centre even more garish this time around. There is ...

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    Fears of record fuel prices following rapid Christmas and New Year increases

    2012-01-09T00:00:00Z

    RMIP’s fuel price monitoring system, Big Oil, has seen the steepest and fastest-ever rise in wholesale costs over the festive period. From Monday 19 December to Thursday 5 January the cost of diesel increased by nearly 4.50ppl and unleaded petrol by as much as 5.00ppl with 20% VAT to be ...

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    Londis boasts £1m pre-Christmas sales

    2011-11-09T00:00:00Z

    Londis pre-Christmas sales have exceeded £1m for the first time. The sales accounted for Christmas orders placed by Londis resellers with Musgrave GB for confectionery and grocery ranges and included orders received for the Halloween period. Paul Courtney, Londis sales director, said: “This incredible achievement has taken place while the ...

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    Jingle tills

    2011-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Love it or loathe it, Christmas is not that far away. In fact it’s probably little more than 80-odd days away. You might think the grocery mults have got Christmas sewn up and stitched you up in the process but your customers will expect at least a smattering of seasonal ...

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    Christmas crackers

    2011-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Ginsters has three special-edition sandwiches and a special-edition pasty for Christmas all in-store from November 2. The Ginsters classic Christmas Cracker sandwich has a new recipe this year. It includes British turkey, Cumberland sausage, cranberry red onion chutney, sage onion stuffing and mayonnaise. Cranberry, Wendsleydale ...

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    Novelty value

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    The days when the confectionery companies each launched dozens of new lines for Christmas are long gone but there are still some new product extensions to look out for. From Cadbury there’s a Wishes Gift pack and London 2012 lines. From Mars there are two new Galaxy products while Nestlé ...

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    Christmas crackers

    2010-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Following its success last year, Ginsters’ limited-edition Christmas Cracker sandwich is available once again. It contains British roast turkey, stuffing, bacon and cranberry sauce. Rrp is £3.29. Also available is the Festive Beef sandwich filled with rare British roast beef, caramelised red onion chutney, mayonnaise and rocket. Rrp is ...

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    Spicing up Christmas

    2010-11-29T00:00:00Z

    Diageo is backing Morgan’s Spiced with a £300,000 campaign pre-Christmas. The activity focuses on the drink’s ’signature serve’ Morgan’s Spiced and cola.

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    Xmas list

    2010-10-04T00:00:00Z

    There are loads of special festive lines around this year to add excitement to your displays. Premier Foods is launching a selection of new cakes including Mr Kipling’s Big Frosty Fancy, a seasonal take on the popular Big French Fancy. The cake is iced in snowy white and features a ...

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    Halloween hits

    2010-08-27T00:00:00Z

    McVitie’s Cake Company is launching two seasonal limited-edition variants: McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes lemon slime cake bars and Jaffa Cakes spooky mini rolls. The cake bars come in packs of five retailing at £1.49. Packs feature pumpkins, spider’s webs and bats. The mini rolls are a blend of dark ...

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    Christmas from Nestlé

    2010-07-26T00:00:00Z

    Nestlé is launching its first fairtrade seasonal impulse line. The Kit Kat Claus bar features embossed fairtrade chocolate and a seasonal Santa design. Recommended retail price (rrp) is 45p. The bar will benefit from marketing support, focusing on the fairtrade aspect. Meanwhile, for 2010 the Quality Street My Caramel Swirl, ...

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    Essential Christmas

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    JTI has released a Hamlet Essentials Pack for Christmas containing five packs of Hamlet fine cigars, five of Hamlet Miniatures and of Hamlet Smooth Miniatures.

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    Shoppers set to splash the cash at Christmas

    2009-11-27T00:00:00Z

    This Christmas may be the second that shoppers have faced during this recession but research from Mintel suggests retail sales are still growing in both volume and value terms. Mintel is forecasting growth of 2% versus last year in retail sales this month, driven by a recovery in consumer ...

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    Charging ahead for Christmas

    2009-11-02T00:00:00Z

    Portable power has become an essential element of everyday life for consumers across the UK, according to Duracell. The company says that the way this power is consumed is critical in understanding the evolution of the battery marketplace, while retailers need to remember that more than 40% of their annual ...

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    Festive feast

    2009-10-02T00:00:00Z

    There’s no doubt that many consumers are feeling the pinch so Christmas might not quite be the spending orgy it has been in recent years, but it definitely won’t be cancelled. More mums might go to Iceland this year rather than M S but there will still be a feast ...

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    Let it shine

    2009-04-03T00:00:00Z

    We’re all hoping that 2009 will bring us a long, hot summer. With promotional events like National BBQ Week and Alfresco Food Fortnight planned for the next few months, no one wants a repeat of the wash out of the past two years. Tortilla and wrap manufacturer Mission Foods is ...