Forecourt Trader
Thaw and serve treats

Cuisine de France is launching a thaw and serve range of wrapped sweet bakery lines. They are delivered to retailers frozen and can then be thawed and ready to sell within three hours, as required. Shelf life ranges from one to 26 days.Products include muffins, mini bites and iced fingers. For a limited time, retailers will receive a free merchandising unit or one case free with every five or more cases they purchase.

Kettle's extra wallop

Kettle Foods is launching Kettle Ridge Crisps, which are described as combining "a crispy ridged texture with big bold flavours".

The price is nice

Price-marked packs of Toffee Crisp, Aero peppermint medium and bubbles, Kit Kat four finger and Chunky, and Yorkie milk are available while stocks last. Price is 45p.

Uber launch

Stoats has launched the Uber bar. Made from organic Scottish oats, the strawberry & coconut bar is dairy and wheat free and contains no added sugar. Rrp is 99p for the 50g bar.

Glass act

South African wine brand Arniston Bay has new-look packaging. The flint glass bottles feature a bolder colour palette, with white gold and silver foil for sophistication.

Nutty activity

Premier Foods is relaunching Sun-Pat peanut butter with new lighter-weight packaging replacing the glass jars and a new wholenut variety. There are two pack sizes: 340g and 454g.

Burton's biccies up for grabs

Burton's Foods is celebrating the success of its recently-launched £1 price-marked promotional packs of Cadbury Caramel and Cadbury Crunchie biscuits with a giveaway.

You can experience the flavour

More than one million consumers had the chance to 'Experience the Flavour' of Mike and Ike chewy fruit-flavoured candies from America this year thanks to the brand's national sampling campaign at high-profile music festivals and adventure sports events.

Simply the best you can get

Launched in 1901, the Gillette safety razor revolutionised the shaving experience for men across the world. Over a century on and Gillette remains the UK's number one blades and razor brand, used by approximately 10 million men. With an 80% value share of the £250m male grooming category, Gillette is constantly monitoring men and their ever-changing needs in its Global Technology Centre, based in Reading, to ensure its products are still 'the best a man can get!'.

Mooch moves into forecourts

International beverage company Navson is launching a new chocolate milk drink for forecourt stores.

Success of fuel payment debt collection scheme

Fuel retailers represented by BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, are recovering 88% of money owed to them for fuel following 'no means to pay incidents' at service stations, since partnering with leading debt collection agency Daniels Silverman, the company claims.

Gulf launches premium fuel

Gulf has announced the launch of Endurance, its new premium grade fuel brand, which is now available to all dealers nationwide. The company claims the new product offers Gulf retailers an additional revenue stream while reflecting Gulf’s long-term association with motorsport and, in particular, classic world endurance events such as the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Madderson brands rural fuel duty pilot scheme a "cop-out"

RMI Petrol’s chairman Brian Madderson has branded the government’s announcement on a rural fuel duty rebate pilot a “complete cop out and a complete sham”.

Jet secures seven new dealers

Jet has signed up seven more dealers this autumn, bringing its total number of additional signings this year

Charity is at the heart of Graham Kennedy's life

Sleeping is not something that comes easily to me. I often wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea and wake my wife to tell her. Either that or I wait until just before the radio alarm goes off, to ask her what she thinks of my latest brainwave. She listens and then says: 'Are you taking the kids to school?' I'm told that genius is often not recognised by those closest to you, especially at 6.55am!