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November

Moto adopts HTEC
01 November, 2010

Moto Hospitality's Poplar 2000 truck stop in Cheshire, the largest in the UK, has adopted a new automated fuelling system from HTEC.

Gilbarco unveils app
01 November, 2010

Integrated fuel control supplier Gilbarco Veeder-Root has launched a mobile phone app to help the industry access information quickly.

RPM & DP join forces
01 November, 2010

DP Fuel Tank Services (DP FTS) and Repair Protection and Maintenance (RPM) have signed a mutual agreement to market each other's services.

Britvic and PepsiCo UK reward thirsty consumers
01 November, 2010

Britvic and PepsiCo UK are running their first ever cross-brand promotion. The Reward Your Thirst campaign has prizes to be won every minute, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The brands included are all Tango, 7Up and Pepsi variants as well as Drench, Juicy Drench and Mountain Dew. And the promotion is running on all 440ml, 500ml and 600ml PET formats.

Eggs with extras
01 November, 2010

New eggs from Cadbury for Easter 2011 include small Freddo and Curly Wurly ones, which both contain a countline bar but the Freddo also includes a beanie while the Curly Wurly has a snake toy. Both have rrps of £3.49.

Raiders get relaunch
01 November, 2010

UBUK is relaunching Space Raiders at an 'Only 20p' price point.

Price-marked duo
01 November, 2010

Both Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia are available in new price-marked packs. The Lambert & Butler King Size packs are price-marked at £5.85 for 20 and £2.99 for 10. The Golden Virginia green packs are price-marked at £3.32 for 12.5g, £6.47 for 25g and £12.78 for the 50g.

Zero backed by hero
01 November, 2010

The launch of Powerade Zero, described as the "first ever zero sugar, calorie-free fitness drink" is backed by a campaign featuring World Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis.

Late night launch
01 November, 2010

Two new 'late night' flavours have been added to the Doritos range: tantalising tikka and BBQ rib. Rrp is £1.49. Their launch ties in with a new late-night promotion. New packs feature an interactive design which 'comes to life' in front of a web cam, allowing consumers to access an exclusive Rhianna track and video which they can control and view in 'day' and 'night' settings. In addition, an exclusive Professor Green track and video is available online (www.doritoslatenight.com). The promotion will be backed by digital media and PR activity,

M&M's spring look
01 November, 2010

Mars is launching limited-edition 'spring coloured' M&M's for 2011. Special sharing bags feature M&M's characters dressed as bunnies and contain pink, yellow, turquoise and green sweets. According to IRI figures, M&M's is a £50m brand.

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?