All Seasonal articles – Page 9

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    spring watch


    The next few months are bulging with gift-selling opportunities, with Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner. And the experts reckon that shoppers will want to impulsively treat themselves - and others - more than ever this year. They will just be looking for less expensive options. ...

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    Susie’s pet project for Christmas time


    Budgens and Londis stores have been getting into the Christmas spirit by creating their own hampers for the festive season. Former Forecourt Trader of the Year winner Susie Hawkins has really been inventive by making her own pet hampers for the Budgens store at her Barnwood site in Gloucester. These ...

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    Christmas prizes


    Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is launching its Christmas 2008 campaign this month, backed by £2.5m-worth of marketing and featuring an on-pack promotion on all 500ml and 2ltr bottles of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke as well as a seasonal campaign for Schweppes. The Holidays are Coming and Greatest Gift ads will ...

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    celebrate christmas with nestle


    Christmas is a key time for confectionery sales, and with this in mind Nestlé Confectionery is giving readers an extra chance to boost their seasonal sales. The company is giving away four outers from its core seasonal range to two readers. Nestlé Confectionery says it is helping retailers to maximise ...

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    Bring me sunshine


    Who can forget last summer? It was grim enough for most of us, but even more so for the thousands of people who suffered as a result of the floods. According to the Met Office, the main feature of summer 2007 was the "high rainfall experienced in many regions especially ...

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    Christmas countdown


    Preparation is the key to having a successful festive season, according to Paul Lettice, trade communications manager at Procter Gamble. "Retailers who are prepared to think in advance about their Christmas offering, point-of-sale requirements and stock-level needs are those that will benefit most significantly from the opportunities presented ...

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    Summer lovin’


    It looks like we’re in for another hot one as the latest seasonal forecast from the Met Office reveals that this summer is likely to be warmer than normal. Indeed seasonal forecasters say the chances of temperatures similar to those experienced in 2003 and 2006 are around one in eight. ...

  • Hatch a plan

    Hatch a plan


    Saint Valentine’s Day: chocolates - check; heart-shaped novelties - check; red roses - check. Mother’s Day: flowers - check; chocolates - check. Easter: eggs - check. If only it were as simple as that - make a list, buy the stock, display it and it sells itself. But with the ...

  • Christmas stockings

    Christmas stockings


    Another year has whizzed by and Christmas will soon be upon us. For forecourt retailers the festive season is an opportunity to end on a high with some bumper sales. This year the tidings are even better, as both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Mondays. With people ...

  • Christmas is coming

    Christmas is coming


    Cadbury Trebor Bassett has unveiled its new Christmas range, which includes innovation in novelties and cartons and new-look selection packs. An indulgent addition is the Roses premium truffle selection - individually-wrapped chocolates that are said to have been a big hit in taste tests. A Santa’s Workshop novelty pack is ...

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    Summer sellers


    - InBev UK is launching an authentic Aussie ’tinnie’ size can for Castlemaine XXXX. The 375ml tinnie, which is the standard lager can size in Australia, will be available in four, 12 and 20-packs alongside the 440ml can packs. A new design emphasises the famous XXXX logo on a yellow ...

  • Grill seekers

    Grill seekers


    The summer brings with it all sorts of sales opportunities. Hot days mean heavy demand for ice creams and cold drinks. Day trippers need to fill up their cars with fuel and their passengers with snacks, while holiday makers need to buy those last-minute items like batteries for the camera. ...

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    Footie fever


    According to the bookies, England is second favourite to win the World Cup, after Brazil. It would be great if they won but even if they don’t, you could win during this massive tournament. That’s because of the UK’s insatiable appetite for everything football. Up and down the country there ...

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    Spring into action


    On Valentine’s Day (February 14), while most romantics prefer to ‘say it with flowers’, chocolate is the second most popular gift. According to Giftrak data, Valentine’s sales increased by 9% in 2005, to reach £342m and average spend per gift was £25.42. For forecourt retailers wanting their piece of the ...

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    Festive flurry


    Okay, so you’ve been bombarded by Christmas sales bumpf since June, but now’s the time to get really focused – the final few weeks really can make a difference to the bottom line. CHOCOLATES Chocolate is a massive seller all year round, but at Christmas different purchasing patterns ...

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    Sunshine days


    Think summer and you think sunshine, short sleeves, cool drinks, ice creams and holidays. Plus there are all those outdoor eating opportunities for picnics and barbecues. Unfortunately our great British weather hardly ever delivers that long hot summer we think we deserve. However that doesn’t make one jot of ...

  • Are you ready for Christmas?

    Are you ready for Christmas?


    We know that as this issue drops through your letterbox you’re stressed about all of those orders and deliveries to ensure that you can keep your customers happy right up to Christmas. However we really do suggest that perhaps it won’t hurt if you find a quiet spot – maybe ...

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    Christmas presence


    Christmas comes but once a year, so the opportunity to cash in on extra sales in the lead up to Christmas is not to be missed. Whether it’s meeting the demands of shoppers on their way to a party with some chilled wine and beer, or keeping stocked up with ...

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    Meat-free bake for christmas


    Cauldron’s premium Winter Bake is being launched as a seasonal special for the Christmas season, aimed at vegetarians and mainstream consumers. Made from a combination of smoked tofu, tomatoes and walnuts blended with chestnut purée and thyme with a rich cranberry and port sauce, the company’s sales director, Ken Reed, ...

  • Halloween treats

    Halloween treats


    Walkers has launched two limited editions – Quavers Ghosts available in cheese flavour and Monster Munch Spooky Tongue in Pickled Onion flavour – to appeal to the growing Halloween market. Walkers Trade marketing manager Nicky Seal, said: “Halloween is becoming an increasingly important event in the UK calendar, with Halloween ...