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January

New K9000 offers dogs a more comfortable wash
11 January, 2011

The K9000 Dog Wash, which was launched at Automechanika in Germany last autumn, is now available in the UK from Dognostic Ltd. It will be on show at IFFE in Birmingham next month.

New Sentinel size
11 January, 2011

Signwaves has added a new A0 size Sentinel poster unit to fill the size gap between its existing 30" x 40" and 40" x 60" Sentinels. The company says some of the biggest names in retail use Sentinel to be their 'silent salesman'. Product design manager at Signwaves, Simon Harvey, says: "Having done several 'custom' design projects for customers wanting a high-spec A0 poster sign, introducing a standard option was the next logical step. With six years solid service, Sentinel has proved itself to be an extremely powerful promotional tool. And now with three standard sizes to choose from, we're very confident Sentinel can help even more brands and retailers drive footfall and sales in store."

POS that caters for all
11 January, 2011

Gardiff has launched the Fedelta foodservice pos system in the UK. Fedelta POS can cater for a wide range of catering establishments from quick service to fine dining. Table & Tab management and Pick-up & Delivery are just two of the modes available. Support is provided for the ordering of quick-touch items with full lead-through options such as up-selling prompts. The screen layout can also be programmed to change depending on the time of day or day of the week. You can also decide exactly what staff can and can't access. User identification can be determined by PIN number or magnetic swipe card.

Tchibo win for Aleef
11 January, 2011

Tchibo recently won a three-year contract with Aleef forecourts nationwide which means that now all 23 Aleef forecourts have Tchibo bean-to-cup coffee machines either the Coffea Gourmet or Coffea Choc.

OPW on YouTube
11 January, 2011

OPW Fuelling Components has launched its new YouTube channel, which can be found at www.youtube.com/opwglobal.

Hula Hoops joins Britain's Got Talent in new promo
11 January, 2011

Next month will see UB's Hula Hoops join up with the Britain's Got Talent TV show for an on-pack promotion. Running across the entire Hula Hoops range, the promotion gives consumers the chance to win a free talent lesson by simply entering their pack code on the snack's website (www.hulahoops.com). In addition, consumers get the chance to win a '£10,000 ticket to stardom' by creating their own Hula Hoops-themed video and uploading it to the website. The activity will be backed by TV advertising.

Pall Mall rolls out
11 January, 2011

BAT says the launch of Pall Mall roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco meets the growing demand for a value-for-money quality tobacco from an internationally-recognised brand.

Extra mouth sensation
11 January, 2011

Next month will see the relaunch of Wrigley's Extra Ice peppermint and spearmint gum to include micro-granules, product speckles and xylitol. The changes are designed to give a pleasant 'in-mouth sensation' and help prevent plaque.

Sandwich solutions
11 January, 2011

New from Warburtons are Square-ish Wraps and Sandwich Thins. These sandwich alternatives have been created to appeal to a younger profile than traditional bakery products.

Bubbly Caramel bar
11 January, 2011

New Aero Caramel is a bar of bubbly chocolate topped with caramel and encased in smooth milk chocolate. The launch later this month will be supported by a £5m media campaign including TV, outdoor and digital advertising, which forms part of Aero's biggest-ever media spend. Retailers are advised to put Aero caramel on the main fixture next to the milk medium bar, as well as in secondary sitings utilising the new branded point of sale support kit. Rrp for Aero caramel is 56p and it comes in outers of 35.

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?