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October

Baked potato bags
02 October, 2006

Walkers is spending £21m on the launch of its latest healthier snack, Walkers Baked. The new low-fat product is aimed at consumers who wouldn't buy a diet brand, particularly men in their 20s and 30s.

Darkening your door
02 October, 2006

A dark chocolate version of Cadbury's Flake will hit the shelves this month. Targeted at 18- to 39-year-old women, Flake Dark aims to exploit the increasing popularity of dark chocolate, which has seen sales growth of 13% year on year.

More choice in pastries
02 October, 2006

Country Choice has added two new premium hand-held bakes to its savoury range.

Friendly promotion
02 October, 2006

A trade promotion on Fisherman's Friend offers 48 packs for the price of 36, giving retailers £7.80-worth of free stock at rrp.

New tobacco trio
02 October, 2006

New additions to the tobacco gantry this month include rolling paper brand Gizeh (pronounced 'geezer'). Already popular in Europe, the brand's extra slim papers are now being promoted in the UK.

Baked Beanz get backing
02 October, 2006

Heinz is investing £5m in its iconic Baked Beanz brand. A new TV campaign sees the return of the talking Supreme Bean character, who will be reminding consumers about the great taste of the nation's favourite baked beans. Tins also have a new metallic label to ensure they stand out on shelf.

Battery bonanza
02 October, 2006

Energizer is offering impulse retailers a deal on batteries to boost sales during the key Christmas selling period. The package includes a counter-top display case and a competition giving retailers the chance to win a 42-inch plasma TV.

Ginsters big spend
02 October, 2006

Ginsters is backing a series of new product launches with its biggest-ever national TV advertising campaign.

UB snack revamp
02 October, 2006

Healthier versions of Nik Naks and Wheat Crunchies have been introduced by UBUK as part of a £1m investment to drive impulse sales.

Pizza taste challenge
02 October, 2006

A range of delivery-style pizzas has been launched under Schwann's Chicago Town brand.

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?