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Pasta in a jiffy
07 November, 2011

New from Kepak are Zugo's Deli Café pasta pots in bolognese and carbonara varieties. Each comes in a single-portion 300g microwaveable pack, complete with a fork. Kepak marketing director, John Armstrong, describes Pasta Pots as high quality, filling products that are quick and convenient to prepare.

Meet Lockets' mum
07 November, 2011

Wrigley is positioning Lockets as a brand that cares with the introduction of 'Lockets' mum' in its advertising and point-of-sale material. The company says this plays on the idea that 'mum knows best' and the fact that we turn to a mother figure when we're ill.

Yazoo brand boasts new look
07 November, 2011

With the milkshake category continuing to grow, there is no better time to stock leading milkshake brand Yazoo. Offering three great tasting flavours chocolate, strawberry and banana a modern, bolder design for better stand-out on- shelf, and with no waste, Yazoo offers increased sales opportunity and profits, claims the brand's producer FrieslandCampina.

Natural energy up for grabs
07 November, 2011

n a world of chemically derived energy products, Pussy 100% Natural Energy is clean, refreshing, naturally stimulating and contains no artificial additives. The energy drink contains the purest of botanical extracts including milk thistle, Siberian ginseng, sarsaparilla, schizandra and guarana which are then mixed with white grape juice from Southern Italy, lightly carbonated water, grenadilla, lychee and Mexican limes.

Fearless marketing
07 November, 2011

No Fear Extreme Energy drinks has kick-started a new marketing initiative to build on the brand's growth over the past 12 months.

Innovative slide pack
07 November, 2011

Imperial Tobacco has introduced a slide open pack on Lambert & Butler King Size. The Glide Tec pack concept is said to be the first of its kind, and is available this month.

Spiced-up pasties
07 November, 2011

Ginsters has entered into a partnership with Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots to deliver a range of spicy pasties and wraps.

Convenience background boosts John's business
07 November, 2011

Most days I am normally up and around very early, partly because one of our three children is disabled and needs a bit of extra help when he first wakes up. When it comes to work, my first job is checking the bank balance, then fuel prices and emails, before getting on with the rest of the day. In truth though, my iPhone is always with me and I therefore end up replying to emails whatever time they come through, and almost always on holiday and before going to bed! I think many people who use iPhones and Blackberrys nowadays must find that it's very difficult to avoid doing this. Primarily that's because these gadgets are also your phone and you rarely switch them off!

Fuel prices - October 26, 2011
07 November, 2011


Marwood to make a return to Spar brand
07 November, 2011

Former managing director of Spar UK, Jerry Marwood, is returning to the symbol group as managing director of Spar wholesaler Blakemore Trade Partners.

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?