Coke attached caps

Coca-Cola launches bottles with attached caps


Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB), in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, is introducing new, attached caps to its plastic bottles, making it easier to recycle the entire package and ensure no cap gets left behind.



2022-06-01T15:40:00+01:00By Tracy West

Snacking hasn’t changed, but what consumers snack on has. 


FOCUS ON TOBACCO: The big switch

2022-05-31T20:30:00+01:00By Tracy West

If you go onto the NHS website there is a section all about using e-cigarettes to give up smoking. It states that in the UK, e-cigs are tightly regulated for safety and quality and although not completely risk free, they carry a “small fraction of the risk of cigarettes”

Sensei Pod in Galp service station

Launch of first autonomous convenience store on a petrol station in Europe


Autonomous store specialist Sensei has become the first in Europe to provide an autonomous experience for petrol station customers as it teams up with Galp, one of the largest petrol station networks in the Iberian Peninsula.


PRODUCT NEWS: Boost Drinks adds new Mocha flavour to RTD coffee range


Ready-to-drink coffee brand Boost Drinks has expanded its range with a new Mocha flavour.


PRODUCT NEWS: KP Snacks unveils The Hundred activity


As the Official Team Partner of The Hundred 100 ball cricket competition, KP Snacks’ brands such as popchips, Butterkist, Pom-Bear, Tyrrells, KP Nuts, Hula Hoops, McCoy’s and Skips feature across the team shirts of eight men’s and women’s teams competing in the tournament.


National Convenience Show wows the crowds

2022-05-05T15:44:00+01:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

Running alongside The Forecourt Show last month, at the NEC, was the National Convenience Show (NCS) where retailers went to check out the latest products and services for the convenience store part of their business. 

Shop Talk Queen's Jubilee

SHOP TALK: Three cheers for Her Majesty the Queen

2022-05-05T15:44:00+01:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

Not only is Queen Elizabeth II our longest reigning monarch, but she is also the reason for an extra Bank Holiday. You’ll all be aware that the Spring Bank Holiday has been moved to early June and added to a special Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday to give people a four-day weekend (June 2-5).

DSL Group director Karanbir Landa (right) and MD Edward Chary

Refreshed vision at DSL boosts future growth opportunities


Future-focused and evolving as a business to meet market demands, DSL Group rejuvenated its senior management team approximately 18 months ago to include the third generation of The Landa Family and bought in a new managing director, Edward Chary. 

The RDH Hybrid Smart Tobacco Gantry and Vape Merchandise System

Navarra Retail System to launch three new dispensing products at the NEC


Navarra Retail System will be launching three new retail dispensing products in the UK to assist retailers in stock loss prevention and security for high value items, at this year’s National Convenience Show at the NEC April 25-27