Forecourt Trader
Price-mark boost

United Biscuits is launching a new range of £1 price-marked sharing packs across some of its most recognisable savoury snacks brands to help retailers grow sales this summer. Available this month, the new selection includes McCoy's (flame grilled steak); Hula Hoops (BBQ beef); Mini Cheddars (original); and Phileas Fogg crisps (sea salt & Indonesian black peppercorn).

Ariel targets stains

P&G is making a bold leap into the stain removal sector with an Ariel-branded multi-product line-up which covers whites and colours, in powder, gel and spray format. The company believes there is huge potential for the category as only half of UK households buy extra stain products, and those that do use it in only one quarter of washes. The new range will benefit from the brand's biggest-ever marketing campaign, which will include extensive TV coverage as well as in-store activity.

Maynards on a roll

Cadbury UK is this month launching limited-edition Maynards Fruit Duos.

New look for Camel

Camel is getting a limited edition 'Discover More' design for this month.

Rockstar in recovery

AG Barr's Rockstar energy drinks range is being boosted with the launch of the Rockstar Recovery 500ml can. The company says it is the UK's first non-carbonated energy drink. It comes in cases of 12 and a £1.19 price-marked can is available.

Bursting with prizes

Wrigley has launched its 'Big Up Your Summer' promotion across all Starburst fruit chew sticks and share bags.

Free cereal promotion

Kellogg's is running a voucher code promotion on cereal packs which can be redeemed for free cereal. Running until September, it includes Corn Flakes, Bran Flakes and Frosties.

Charging ahead

Varta is launching an LCD charger aimed at people on the go. Due out in September, it includes a car adapter to keep gadgets powered up on long journeys, rrp £29.99.

Saucy singles

Premier Foods has introduced a selection of new single-serve Italian sauces from Loyd Grossman including tomato & chilli; tomato & roasted garlic; and Puttanesca. Rrp is £1.29.

A bar of two halves

Cadbury is running a £1.2m outdoor and online campaign to promote the new Wispa Duo. It asks consumers which side of the bar tastes better the left or the right?

Californian scents of success

California Air Freshener Co says its California Car Scents are made from 100% organic, non-toxic fragrance oils with no volatile compounds.

Bag yourself some She-Time

Snack a Jacks is giving retailers the chance to win £50-worth of Snack a Jacks to coincide with its new She-Time campaign. There are five prizes up for grabs.

Get in on this Monster offer

Monster is aiming to further develop its UK energy offering this summer with the launch of Monster Khaos. Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has distributed Monster since January 2009 and says the brand is now the number two 500ml canned energy drink in this country, as well as the third largest stimulation energy brand.

Travel right with Simpkins

Travel sweets manufacturer Simpkins sells its traditional sweets and mints through a range of forecourts and retailers. The family-run company says it has been manufacturing glucose travel sweets for over three generations. All the ranges use natural colours and flavourings and are made using the same recipe and methods used by the company's founder AL Simpkin in 1921.

It's lights, camera, action for RMI Petrol's Madderson

I get an alarm call at 6.30am as I am heading to London again, with a 45-minute train journey from Kent into Victoria. I have a breakfast meeting at Simpson's in the Strand with the CEO of a fast-growing, independent fuel supplier who is going to be one of my panelists at PetroForum 2010 in Marbella, which I am chairing. We plan to discuss the downstream retreat of the major oil companies (MOCs) in the UK.