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December

Terminal pos deal
05 December, 2006

Indigo Retail has signed an agreement with Radiant Systems to supply its new-generation touch-screen point-of-sale terminal to the UK and Irish forecourt convenience markets.

New OPT system
05 December, 2006

Epos specialist HTEC is about to launch a new HydraPOD standalone outdoor payment terminal, to complement its existing OPT products which are already available for integrated deployment with Gilbarco and Wayne pumps. Features include unmanned fuelling for up to five pumps; option to allow sale of car wash at pump, with CODAX wash number printout; and it can be deployed at the car wash for 'pay at wash bay' by credit/debit card.

Castrol kicks off
05 December, 2006

Castrol has finalised a sponsorship agreement with UEFA to become an official global sponsor of Euro 2008.

Ryvita sweetens up
05 December, 2006

Ryvita is extending its range of healthier snacks with the introduction of Ryvita Muesli Crunch, a sweet snack, which is designed to be eaten on its own.

More pleasure in each pack
05 December, 2006

Mates Condoms is launching a 'pleasure-enhancing' pack called Mates Ultimate Selection, which combines products from across categories.

Snaps back on TV
05 December, 2006

Cadbury Trebor Bassett is launching a TV advertising campaign to support the relaunch of its £13m Cadbury Snaps brand.

Candy's soccer scene
05 December, 2006

Mike and Ike - one of America's top-selling candy brands - is receiving its first consumer advertising support following what has been described as a "spectacularly successful" UK launch.

Heinz goes for frozen growth
05 December, 2006

Heinz is launching a number of new products across its two main brands: Weight Watchers from Heinz (WWfH) and Aunt Bessie's, as part of a £7m investment in its frozen product portfolio.

Fruit Shoot in print
05 December, 2006

Britvic has launched a new print advertising campaign for Robinson's Fruit Shoot to reassure mums that the drinks contain no artificial flavours and colours.

Evening unit
05 December, 2006

Walkers is introducing an evening snacking three-case stacker - a merchandising unit containing 99p price-marked packs of Sensations and Doritos. The stacker will contain Sensations Thai sweet chilli, Doritos tangy cheese and Sensations chicken with lemon & thyme, and is designed to help retailers make the most of the increased demand for big bags at Christmas time.

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?