- 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 and green background - the national colours of Australia. The brand is backed by a national radio campaign on Talksport and also on Real Radio in the Rugby League heartlands to celebrate its role as Official Beer of Rugby League in the UK.
- Don’t forget Father’s Day - which falls on Sunday June 18. Unilever Home & Personal Care has a number of gift sets available including the Sure Sport for Men special-edition football pack which includes a large England flag plus a St. George’s Cross special-edition deodorant and Ultimate shower gel.
- The hayfever season generally starts in April, peaks in June and July, and tails off in August. With more and more remedies available without prescription, forecourts should seriously consider stocking at least one hayfever remedy. Piriteze Allergy Tablets, Piriteze Allergy Syrup and Beconase Hayfever Relief for Adults Nasal Spray are all available over the counter.
- AA Publishing has a new 25-strong range of car essentials, including a travel First Aid kit, which retails at £2.99. Best sellers so far include GB plates and emergency jackets.
The company reckons the AA branding will help sell the products and the good news for forecourts is the margins, with some products offering 70%. Minimum order value is £100 and goods are sold on a firm sale basis.