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The road ahead
31 August, 2011

Novelty value
31 August, 2011

The days when the confectionery companies each launched dozens of new lines for Christmas are long gone but there are still some new product extensions to look out for.

Daily grind
31 August, 2011

A headline in the national press last month announced that us Brits spend more on coffee each year than on our annual electricity bill. According to a study by espresso makers VillaWare, a heavy coffee drinker consumes more than 21 cups each working week, which means they spend as much as £2,000 a year on cappuccinos, lattes and espressos. But even the average consumer spends £452.28 a year on drinks bought from coffee shops, compared with a typical £424 household electricity bill.

PSD Codax helps MRH control car wash sales
31 August, 2011

Top 50 Indie MRH Retail has called on PSD Codax, the developer of token-free control systems for car care equipment, to help tighten its control of car wash sales.

Value epos solution
31 August, 2011

EPoS Distributor has launched Posiflex's new XP Series which includes the XP-2312H and XP 3315H-E (pictured below). Both are integrated point-of-sale systems featuring built-in touch screens and thermal printers as well as optional integrated magnetic stripe readers.

Shelving on the web
31 August, 2011

European storage equipment manufacturer Constructor Group has launched www.shelving.co.uk, an online source for products, services and printing. The company says it has removed the confusion associated with loads of choice by simply selecting only the best quality and value shelving products in each range. Items include retail shelving for in-store display as well as solutions for bulk storage in storerooms. Also on offer is office shelving for books and files.

Clips make a packet
31 August, 2011

PepsiCo has invested in pre-filled 'ready to sell' clip strips to help impulse retailers grow their Walkers crisp sales.

Shoppers are once again seeking cheaper brands
31 August, 2011

Cash-strapped shoppers are "re-adopting a strategy of switching to cheaper grocery brands to help stay within their budgets", according to Chris Morley, managing director at Nielsen for the UK and Ireland. His comment came after the latest Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS) revealed that the proportion of British shoppers who feel they have no spare cash has reached a new all-time high of 32%. According to the survey, which is a joint study from Nielsen and the British Retail Consortium, 71% of people say they have changed their shopping habits to try to cut down household expenses, with 65% of them switching to cheaper grocery brands.

More stars from Galaxy
31 August, 2011

The Galaxy range is being extended with five new lines. Following the successful addition of Galaxy orange & shortcake to the More To Share range earlier in the year, the variant is now available in 45g bar and 120g large block formats.

Energizer helps Heroes
31 August, 2011

Energizer is running a 'Be A Hero' on-pack promotion to help raise £100,000 for the Help for Heroes charity. In research, the company found that shoppers were particularly attracted to brands that deliver both performance and a "responsible contribution to society".

Amid all the political turmoil, do you feel as prepared as you can be for EU exit on October 31, deal or no deal?