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January

Heads up
06 January, 2006

Walkers is extending its Heads brand with the launch of Cheese Heads, a healthier baked snack with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

New Year push for Coca-Cola
06 January, 2006

Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched a major promotional push for its sugar-free and Z (Zero Added Sugar) ranges of drinks.

Single shot of health
06 January, 2006

Unilever UK Foods has launched its Vie Shot range in a single pack format. Vie Shot is a mini health drink containing fruit and vegetables to help consumers reach the recommended five-a-day target. Vie Shot Singles is aimed at people on the go and is available in apple-carrot-strawberry and banana-pumpkin-kiwi varieties.

Mo'gas: An irreverent view from the network
06 January, 2006

FIRST OF ALL LET ME give credit where credit is due. A few months back I was pretty scathing about the way the oilers had mishandled the effects of the fuel non-protest protest. On the basis that it was a foreseeable event, I had asked where were the contingency plans and whatever had happened to the pro-active style of management? Well, along comes Buncefield and at last we see management earning its stripes. Now I’m not near the terminal, so maybe I’ve got a distorted view of the situation in the aftermath of the explosion, but considering how tight the whole supply chain has become in our industry, the effect on my deliveries has been far less than I would have anticipated.

Fuel Prices: January 3, 2006
06 January, 2006

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?