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June

Driving loyalty
01 June, 2007

PSD-Codax has come up with a flexible solution for rewarding loyal customers and driving carwash use. Its new Codax Smart Card can be used for multibuys, wash clubs and loyalty promotions.

Real-time service
01 June, 2007

Fairbanks is providing real-time wet stock management for about half of the Malthurst Group's UK network using the new generation Ibank service. Fairbanks managing director, Steve Jones, said: "We'll be utilising our years of experience integrating with a wide range of on-site equipment from Indigo, Torex, Vbi and H-Tec to achieve our aim of helping the company minimise fuel losses across the network."

Rice try from P&G
01 June, 2007

Procter & Gamble believes it's cracked the 'better for you' snacking market with its new Pringles Rice Infusions.

Wheaty new hoops
01 June, 2007

United Biscuits is launching Multigrain Hula Hoops - made from a combination of rice flour, maize flour and wheat bran. The company says they are the ideal snack for hungry consumers looking for a healthier alternative.

Lighter wine gums launch
01 June, 2007

New Maynards Wine Gums Light contain half the sugar and 30% fewer calories than standard gums.

Hail new caesar wrap
01 June, 2007

BP has added a chicken caesar flavour to its successful Wild Bean Café wraps range.

PJ's gets an edge
01 June, 2007

Three new flavours have joined the PJ's Smoothies range: look sharp; rainforest acai; and black & blue. In addition 'what a night' has replaced 'daily detox' and 'energy boost' now has added yerbe mate.

Simple solution
01 June, 2007

Kellogg's is simplifying its range for the convenience sector. The core range of snacks and cereals will include popular lines like Special K, innovative products such as Optivita and indulgence items like Crunchy Nut peanut crisp bars.

Tango goes for natural taste
01 June, 2007

Britvic has removed all artificial flavours and colours from Tango. In addition, the range has been extended to include a new citrus flavour plus there's a new bottle shape and pack design.

Boost for Lucozade
01 June, 2007

Lucozade Sport, which saw 33% sales growth last year according to AC Nielsen figures, looks set to receive a further lift thanks to the launch of a new Caffeine Boost variant.

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?