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June

Forecourt expansion
04 June, 2013

Structural Science Composites (SSC), a designer and manufacturer of composite manhole access covers, has made a new appointment, one of whose tasks will be developing business in the forecourt sector.

Low-cost DVR/alarms
04 June, 2013

VDT Direct, a developer of digital video security equipment, has launched a new range of low-cost DVRs (digital video recorders) with alarm functions, costing from £120.

David Charman
04 June, 2013

As we head out of spring and into summer, parts of our business have suffered owing to the poor weather conditions experienced this year. Generally though, the car wash industry has had a good start to the year.

Brand alliances: Top marques
04 June, 2013

Big brands bring footfall. That's the view of Neil Giles, creative director at design consultants Circle. "The obvious success story in the UK is the M&S tie-up with BP, which has revolutionised the idea of shopping at service stations, and in South Africa, Engen has a great tie-up with Woolworths Foodstop."

Ginsters' refresh brings 50% more products
04 June, 2013

Ginsters is refreshing its sandwich range with a 50% increase in the number of products including new formats and flavours to appeal to a broader range of tastes and occasions.

All-natural Punch
04 June, 2013

Jamaican beverage brand Saapos has repackaged its range of ambient drinks and is launching it to the retail market under the name The Original Caribbean Punch. Originally created by Jamaican-born Collin Carr for his North London restaurant and named after his nickname, Saapo, the range has three exotic variants: original fruit punch, beetroot punch and milk-based pineapple punch.

Revive's new position
04 June, 2013

Revive from Lucozade is being repositioned to make it more "relevant and appealing" to shoppers. Manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is moving the £9.4m brand into the enhanced and flavoured waters sector with updated on-pack claims. Revive is a lightly sparkling vitamin drink containing energy-releasing B vitamins and comes in three flavours: lemongrass & ginger, orange & acai and cranberry & acai.

Brekkie on-the-go
04 June, 2013

New from Lacka Foods is the Be Fast range of on-the-go breakfast drinks. Available in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavours, each contains over 6g of fibre. They also contain essential vitamins and minerals and the bottles proclaim: "As good for you as a bowl of cereal!".

Tasty Toasties line
04 June, 2013

Chedds, the 100% real Cheddar kids' snacking brand from Cathedral City, is launching a convenience sector specific format of its cheese & toasties line. The single pack, which consists of six slices of mild Cathedral City Cheddar and six pieces of melba toast, is available in cases of 12. Like all Cathedral City products, Chedds contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Recommended retail price is 79p.

Moreish choc snack
04 June, 2013

Cadbury Crunchums are a new 'moreish' snack of crispy cereal bites, coated in Cadbury chocolate. Brand owner Mondelez describes them as "a similar breed of quirky snacks" as its Cadbury Popcorn and Pretzels. They come in 105g bags with a rrp of £2.03.

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?