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Snacks to stack
30 October, 2012

KP Snacks' research into consumer purchasing habits reveals that shoppers buy snacks roughly twice over the holiday season while existing consumers who already have snacks in their weekly basket buy even more.

Jingle Pringles
30 October, 2012

Pringles has festive artwork across its original, sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar and Texas BBQ cans. Christmas turkey and sausage & crispy bacon variants have also returned to the range following record sales for the brand last Christmas. Fiachra Moloney, Pringles marketing manager UK and Ireland, said: "Pringles is especially important at Christmas when it is served and consumed by a huge 44% of UK households (TNS). Forty per cent of annual Pringles sales are made around this time of year and the brand will be supported with a strong national marketing campaign on TV and digital so it represents a great opportunity for increased snacks sales and profits."

A touch of glamour
30 October, 2012

Britvic is re-introducing its limited-edition J2O glitter berry variant to "add a touch of glamour" to the adult soft drinks market and drive sales for retailers over the winter party season.

Packing a punch
30 October, 2012

Shloer berry punch limited edition is back following its huge success last year. In the 12 weeks leading up to last Christmas, Shloer sales increased by 12% adding an extra £1.4m to the value of the adult soft drink category. The berry punch limited edition accounted for 72% of those incremental sales (Nielsen data).

The slice is right
30 October, 2012

In line with growing consumer desire for convenient, on-the-go snacks, Cuisine de France is introducing an individually wrapped Christmas mincemeat, cranberry & almond slice.

Limited editions
30 October, 2012

JTI is introducing three limited- edition Hamlet tins for large whiff fives and miniature fives and 10s. Each features 'manly knowledge' designs printed directly inside the inner lids.

Kitted out
30 October, 2012

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands is offering convenience retailers new point-of-sale kits and adaptable shipper units to help maximise visibility this Christmas.

Turkey treats
30 October, 2012

Mars Petcare's Christmas line-up includes seasonal editions of Pedigree Jumbone and Schmackos in a festive turkey variety. There are also advent calendars and stockings.

Follow the snowman
30 October, 2012

A new text-to-win on-pack promotion on Irn-Bru gives consumers the chance to re-trace the snowman's journey through Scotland from its festive TV commercial.

shop talk
30 October, 2012

Convenience stores have a lot to live up to by their very names ie everything about them needs to be convenient. So that includes their location, their store layout, their range, their service you get the picture. But do you think your customers expect too much from you or have you got it just about right?

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