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March

Turbulent times
07 March, 2013

Wrigley 5's 12-stick envelope pack has been replaced by a smaller seven-stick format with a "more appealing" recommended retail price of 59p. In addition, a new turbulence (watermelon) flavour joins electro (spearmint) and flood (berry).

This slice is right
07 March, 2013

Premier Foods is hoping to deliver growth in the sweet treats segment of the £943m cake category with the introduction of two limited editions: treacle & custard slices and jam & custard slices, both in packets of six.

Fuelling brekkie sales
07 March, 2013

Liquid Fuel is a new ambient milk-based breakfast drink, designed to be merchandised in the cereal aisle. Primarily targeted at 'breakfast skippers' and described as a 'boosted breakfast', the drinks offer 10% more fibre than a 30g serving of All Bran and twice the protein of two Weetabix. There are three flavours: strawberry, chocolate and caramel latte.

Chewits gets into gum
07 March, 2013

The Chewits chewy sweets brand is expanding into gum territory with the launch of Chewie gum. Aimed at eight to 11-year-olds, recommended retail price is 39p.

Lightly does it
07 March, 2013

Dairy Crest has introduced Utterly Butterly Lightly, which has 80% less saturated fat than butter. It is aimed at consumers looking for a healthier, value-for-money offering.

Cool as a cucumber
07 March, 2013

The Gordon's gin range has three new lines: Gordon's crisp cucumber, designed to go with tonic, and pre-mixed Gordon's & Tonic with a hint of cucumber, and with a dash of elderflower.

Silk appeal
07 March, 2013

Iconic screen and style icon Audrey Hepburn is the face of the new advertising campaign for Galaxy, which is reviving its signature strapline 'Why have cotton when you can have silk?'.

Day in the Life: David Chittenden
07 March, 2013

My day generally starts around 6am with a stroll with the dog in Warley Woods; or Royal Warley Woods as I like to call it! It is a good way of starting the day, getting your head clear for the challenges ahead. You also meet some interesting characters and it's amazing how often the owners resemble their pets ours is a black Cockapoo (pictured below) so I will leave you to make your own judgement!

The age of the indie is upon us, Owens tells Top 50 retailers
07 March, 2013

The fuel supply chain is going through incredible change, but change drives opportunity and creates a level playing field for everyone, Greenergy chief executive Andrew Owens told an audience of the UK’s biggest independent fuel retailers this week.

ACS calls for rates change
06 March, 2013

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for an overhaul of business rates increases after the results of its latest survey revealed the destructive impact that unpredictable rate hikes are having on local shops.

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?