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Stylish choc machine
26 July, 2010

Valera has brought out a stylish new hot chocolate dispenser called the Delice 3.

Torex works for MRH
26 July, 2010

Top 50 Indie retailer MRH (GB) has finished installing Torex's Iridium POS and Prism SQL for back office across 220 of its sites.

Gulf's pump service
26 July, 2010

Gulf has signed a deal with pump and wet-stock management services company Fairbanks to ensure its retailers receive a full forecourt meter audit and can get any over-dispensing pumps reset at the same time.

Verco rolls out Midi
26 July, 2010

Following the recent launch of its new-generation open-chill Cambridge range, Verco has added three Midi versions. They are 1.5m high and have been designed to match the height of gondola units to help improve visibility in forecourt stores.

New flavour boosts for Tropicana and Copella
26 July, 2010

Pepsico has enhanced its juice brands Tropicana and Copella with new flavour additions, to help drive growth and profits for retailers. The Tropicana range has been expanded with a new citrus blend orange & lemon, available in a 1ltr format, rrp £1.99. Following the success of the recently launched orange & lime variant (it delivered 60% incremental sales to the category, and became Tropicana's fifth best seller, according to Nielsen data), Pepsico is expecting similar success with orange & lemon. Meanwhile another top-seller, ruby breakfast, is being launched in a 1.5ltr format.

Christmas from Nestlé
26 July, 2010

Nestlé is launching its first fairtrade seasonal impulse line. The Kit Kat Claus bar features embossed fairtrade chocolate and a seasonal Santa design. Recommended retail price (rrp) is 45p. The bar will benefit from marketing support, focusing on the fairtrade aspect. Meanwhile, for 2010 the Quality Street My Caramel Swirl, My Green Triangle and My Purple One sweets will come in a new dual-opening outer, which offers a better display solution for retailers. New gift offerings include Rowntree's Pick & Mix and Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles in heritage gift cartons as well as the Aero Bubbles peppermint gift box. There is also a new Milkybar Polar Bear a Christmas version of the Milkybar Bluebell cow which is available at Easter. Rrp is £2.

Alien joins Starmix
26 July, 2010

Haribo's Starmix is celebrating its 15th birthday with the addition of a 'very cherry alien' sweet in bags. The new sweet was decided upon via a public vote. Consumers could choose from very cherry alien, totally tropical alien or citrus blast rocket.

The slice is right
26 July, 2010

Border Homebake has launched a range of individually-packed slices for convenience retailers, with recommended retail prices from 99p to £1.79.

Myleene's an expert
26 July, 2010

Ex-Hearsay member and 'I'm a Celebrity...' contestant Myleene Klass has been named as the new face of Birds Eye. Her official role is 'active lifestyle expert' for the Birds Eye 100% Challenge.

News from Mini Moos
26 July, 2010

Fox's Biscuits is extending its Mini Moos range with the launch of a choc chip variety.

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?