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March

STA's Spirited move
01 March, 2012

The Scandinavian Tobacco Group UK (STG) now has the distribution rights for Natural American Spirit (NAS). The company says NAS gives consumers a range of premium products that are completely additive-free. The NAS rolling tobacco range comprises three SKUs: 10 x 12.5g (recommended retail price £3.83 per pack); five x 25g (£7.37 per pack); and five x 35g (£9.49 per pack). In cigarettes, there are two SKUs: yellow and blue; both in packs of 20, rrp £6.95.

Imperial Tobacco beats the Drum for additive-free
01 March, 2012

Imperial Tobacco has launched a new additive-free variant of Drum tobacco which is expected to have a positive impact on the Drum brand as a whole. It will be available to all UK retailers from March 13. Plain and price-marked 12.5g packs will be available at £3.60 rrp and £3.65 pmp.

Wispa takes a bite
01 March, 2012

Kraft Foods is building on the continuing success of the Cadbury Wispa brand with the launch of Bitsa Wispa bite-sized chunks of the chocolate in a convenient, resealable sharing bag.

Fruity boost for drinks sales
01 March, 2012

With spring just around the corner, Vimto is putting a spring into the step of Forecourt Trader readers with the chance to win packs of product in a giveaway worth £250.

Toffee treat for choc lovers
01 March, 2012

Walker's Nonsuch, 'England's finest toffee maker', is offering chocolate lovers a treat with its delicious chocolate toffees.

Interactive Evolution
01 March, 2012

Following Wrigley's addition of 5 Evolution, the gum that fuses sweet-to-sour citrus pear flavours, the company is launching What's Next? an interactive promotion that gives chewers the chance to win must-have prizes from the worlds of fashion, art, music, game and film.

Exotic flavour for J2O
01 March, 2012

Britvic Soft Drinks has launched its latest limited- edition flavour of J2O papaya punch, which won last year's Mix a Flavour on-pack promotion. Last March, J2O asked consumers to visit j2o.co.uk and vote for a new flavour combination using the base flavour of peach or pear with one of four exotic flavours papaya, dragon fruit, star fruit or guava. Papaya punch received more than 40,000 votes.

Day in the life: Adam Wadlow
01 March, 2012

Everyone, from my girlfriend through to petrol retailers, asks what my work consists of on a daily basis! Put succinctly, we buy and sell petrol stations, but as dedicated property advisers to the fuel retailing industry, we do anything from valuations through to rent reviews, development advice and business rates.

Fuel prices – February 22, 2012
01 March, 2012

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G20 report adds weight to call for OFT investigation into fuel pricing
01 March, 2012

RMI Petrol has welcomed a commission appointed by the G20 nations calling for stricter regulation of price-reporting agencies to prevent the manipulation of oil markets.

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?