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November

Crunchie blasts off
01 November, 2005

Cadbury Trebor Bassett has launched Crunchie Blast – the first new product development for the brand in five years.

Water for women
01 November, 2005

Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched a new hypotonic sports water drink. Powerade Aqua+ is free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives and comes in two natural fruit flavours – lime and grapefruit – in 500ml format.

Hamlet's happy new packaging
01 November, 2005

Gallaher is relaunching Hamlet cigars in ‘Happiness’ packs for Christmas where ‘Happiness’ will replace the Hamlet brand name on fives and 10s packs.

Colour-coded sarnies
01 November, 2005

Ginsters has relaunched its sandwich range with new premium packaging.

Highland Spring sales sparkle
01 November, 2005

Highland Spring mineral water has new limited edition snowflake

Sweet freezer treats
01 November, 2005

Classic British desserts are back in the freezer thanks to RHM Frozen and its two new McDougalls ranges.

R for Royals
01 November, 2005

Value cigarette brand Royals has been relaunched with a more modern image by British American Tobacco (BAT UK).

Thrills but no spills
01 November, 2005

GlaxoSmithKline is re-energising its Lucozade Sport Hydro Active 500ml range with a new ‘no spills’ valve cap.

Batchelors two super flavours
01 November, 2005

Batchelors SuperNoodles has two new varieties – mild Mexican chilli and 98% fat-free smoky bacon. Both retail at 37p.

Mo'gas: An irreverent view from the network
01 November, 2005

SO THAT'S ANOTHER £2,000 a year to find. An increase of 20p an hour in the National Minimum Wage may not sound a lot (and at just over 4% it’s thankfully one of the smallest increases for a while) but if you’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allow for 20 ‘extra’ hours for cleaning, stocking and paperwork and pay four weeks holidays, £2,000 is what the bill comes to. If you want to get really depressed, chuck in the fall of mobile top-up revenues and the erosion of utility income as every little shop gets its own Paypoint/Payzone terminal and you now need to find nearly £4,000. Oh, it’s being this cheerful that keeps me going. Luckily it’s not all doom and gloom. Thank goodness for booming bottled water sales and the ever-increasing demand on car valeting is what I say.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?