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Stock up early to make Christmas a sales winner
07 August, 2013

Stick to the big brands and ensure you stock the right range throughout the entire season. That's the message from Nestlé for this Christmas.

Storming the market
07 August, 2013

No Fear's new tropical storm and blue storm varieties tap into the fast-growing 'flavours' sector of the energy drink market.

New faces on shelf
07 August, 2013

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo is bringing new faces to the confectionery fixture with the launch of Freddo Faces. The new fun product features 10 individual faces made from Cadbury Dairy Milk, with five different expressions happy, in love, grumpy, confused and cheeky to ensure there's a Freddo Face for every occasion.

Fragrant freshener
07 August, 2013

P&G is refreshing its Febreze in-car range to offer consumers a more compact product and a greater range of scents. Using the car's air flow, the new format gradually releases fragrance as air passes through the device and into the vehicle itself. Advanced technology incorporating an intensity control ensures that the scent is not overpowering by delivering consistent fragrance release.

Bags more lines
07 August, 2013

New Cadbury Dairy Milk Pebbles are little pebble-shaped bites of chocolate in a sugar shell. The innovation joins the Cadbury bitesize bags range which already includes Twirl Bites, Bitsa Wispa and Cadbury Crunchums.

Pop art packs a punch
07 August, 2013

Republic Technologies is celebrating the 130th anniversary of Swan with a range of limited-edition packaging for its top-selling products. The new pop-art style designs are available on Slim loose filter tips, extra slim Pop filter tips and slim Pop filter tips. Retailers are being encouraged to capitalise on the brand's heritage, and the new designs, by using Swan to signpost their roll your own (RYO) fixture. The company says that by stocking the limited-edition packaging, retailers can reinvigorate interest in the fixture and create a talking point.

Musical attractions
07 August, 2013

Relentless' first-ever on-pack promotion gives the brand's core audience of 18-29-year-olds the opportunity to win a "money-can't-buy experience" to attend an intimate 250-capacity gig hosted by Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe.

Value sweetie packs
07 August, 2013

Wrigley is launching price-marked packs (PMPs) of Skittles and Starburst, designed to capitalise on the growing consumer demand for value.

Candyland is open
07 August, 2013

Tangerine Confectionery has created the Candyland brand to bring together smaller brands under one name. The 44-strong range includes iconic products such as Wham and Dip Dab, which now also have the Candyland name on packs. These are flashed at 65p but there is a '2 for £1' offer supporting the launch through the impulse and wholesale channels.

Three suspected cigarette smugglers arrested
07 August, 2013

Three men have been arrested in Peterborough on suspicion of smuggling an estimated 8.3 million cigarettes into the UK and evading about £1.5m in excise duty.

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?