Forecourt Trader
This season's new look

JTI is introducing three limited-edition seasonal pack designs for Silk Cut, its lower-tar premium cigarette brand. The designs feature acorns, leaves and an ice cube. They are currently being rolled out nationally across packs of Silk Cut purple, blue and silver 20s and will be available for four weeks only, while stocks last.

Galaxy's latest gift

Galaxy has launched Gift for You. A limited-edition self-eat treat, it combines two of the most popular Galaxy tastes in one one half is solid chocolate while the other is caramel-filled chocolate. The launch comes as the self-eat category experiences 34% growth (IRI), while Galaxy continues to be the biggest Mars brand with double-digit growth every year for the past five years. Rrp is 65p.

Crunchie celebrates

Premier Foods is launching Cadbury Crunchie Celebration cake as part of an initiative to introduce confectionery brands into cake formats. The new product comprises layers of honeycomb sponge, separated by Crunchie-flavoured butter cream, smothered in Cadbury milk chocolate and topped with chocolate Crunchie pieces. Recommended retail price is £6.49 and it serves at least 10 people.

Silver's smart packs

The world's number one cigarette brand, Marlboro, has unveiled a new look for its silver variant.

A right Royal design

British American Tobacco's (BAT's) Royals has a new-look pack featuring modern graphics as well as a metallic silver finish.

Biscotti for Baileys

New Baileys biscotti flavour has joined the liqueur line-up in time for Christmas. It is available six weeks earlier than last year's hazelnut flavour in a bid to extend the season.

Ghoulish gums launch

Haribo is cashing in on Halloween with the launch of Spooky Ghosts a bag full of ghost-shaped gums and jellies in orange, blackcurrant and vanilla flavours. For a limited period only, Spooky Ghosts are available in a 160g sharing bag with a recommended retail price of £1.20.

Christmas crackers

Ginsters has three special-edition sandwiches and a special-edition pasty for Christmas all in-store from November 2.

Fire and Ice activity for Doritos and Pepsi Max

PepsiCo and Britvic have joined together for their first-ever UK cross-brand promotion. The Fire and Ice campaign sees the launch of spicy jalapeno fire- flavoured Doritos, complemented by a 'cooling lime' flavoured Pepsi Max called citrus freeze. A marketing campaign, incorporating a new TV ad, will support both product launches, in a move that is designed to drive cross-promotional sales.

Lucozade sport cherry
Giving you a sporting chance

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has added a new cherry flavour to its low-calorie sports drink range, Lucozade Sport Lite. It is available in 500ml singles and four x 500ml multipacks.

Toffee Duo up for grabs

Toffee maker for generations, Walker's Nonsuch, is giving readers the chance to win a case of 12 Duo Hammer Packs to enhance their Christmas offerings.

Get on-the-go with Vimto

Vimto is giving Forecourt Trader readers the chance to win product prize packs in a giveaway worth £250.

New look to help boost sales

Kraft Foods has recently revamped the look and feel of its Maynards range with a bright and bold packaging redesign.

Family plays an integral part of Sunil's success

It's 6am time to wake up. I have always been an early riser.Some mornings I will spend time at the gym, but I always check the bank balance, then my emails before starting the rest of the day.

Soft landings

Have you tried Turbo Tango? Probably not because it's targeted at teens and has limited availability, but it's definitely 'one to watch'. The reason? Britvic describes it as the 'world's first plastic aerosol drink'. That might not appeal to you but expect it to appeal to its target audience.

Fuel prices – September 28, 2011


Petrol sales down 1.7 billion litres

Record pump prices between April and June helped UK retail petrol sales fall 77% faster than in the first three months of this year, new research from the AA reveals.

RMI Petrol appoints Barber Wadlow as property advisor

RMI Petrol has appointed property firm Barber Wadlow as advisers to its members in all property-related matters.

NFRN announce march on Downing Street

Independent newsagents will be marching on 10 Downing Street next Wednesday (October 12) to hand over the Press for Reform petition organised by the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.

Sainsburys kicks off 10ppl fuel promotion

Sainsbury's has launched its latest fuel promotion, offering customers the chance to save 10p per litre of fuel when they spend £60 or more in a single transaction instore or on groceries online at Sainsbury's.

MRH completes sale of Pace to DCC

Top 50 Indie MRH completed the sale of its Pace Fuelcare subsidiary to DCC plc on the September 30. The business sold 455 million litres of fuel in the year ending September 26, 2010 and operates from 19 locations across southern England with a fleet of 83 road tankers and 201 employees.

ANR calls for OFT investigation into magazine supply chain

Competition regulators must intervene to break up the newspaper and magazine supply monopoly that harms retailers and consumers, says the Association of News Retailing (ANR). Publishers and wholesalers are currently granted special treatment under competition law for their supply of product to retailers, and the OFT is considering whether to conduct an in-depth review of this decision.

Total dealers head to DCC in Rontec sale

Retail bosses at DCC have sought to reassure Total dealers about its intentions, following last month’s announcement of its agreement to buy Total’s oil distribution assets from Rontec – Gerald Ronson’s Snax 24-led consortium.

Signings for Jet collective

More than half of a group of 27 Jet dealers in the south west who got together in the wake of ConocoPhillips’ announcement to withdraw from the region, have now signed, or committed to, new suppliers, according to Barrie Richards of St Blazey Service Station.

P&H raises £13,000 for riot-stricken retailers

Palmer and Harvey’s ‘Curry on Laughing’ charity event raised £13,000 for retailers devastated by the recent riots.