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October

Strepsils' extrasupport
07 October, 2013

A new £2.5m campaign for Strepsils rolls out this month which includes giving consumers the chance to win tickets to The X-Factor Live final.

Rolling out new packs
07 October, 2013

Imperial Tobacco has unveiled a new pack design for its Drum roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco.

Pussy's petrol gains
07 October, 2013

Pussy Drinks has said it has made "significant progress" in the forecourt sector so far this year, with new listings in Motor Fuel Group, Park Garages, Penny Petroleum and Aleef. Both Penny Petroleum and Aleef have taken the new £1 price-marked can. In addition, the company has a promotional programme with Palmer & Harvey to help develop brand awareness.

Mountain Dew promo
07 October, 2013

Britvic Soft Drinks and PepsiCo UK have joined forces with Microsoft for an on-pack promotion to support the launch of Xbox One.

Mid-week Magnums
07 October, 2013

Magnum has three new snacking lines designed for an indulgent mid-week treat or as something to share with friends and family at weekends.

Seabrook's big night
07 October, 2013

Seabrook Crisps has teamed up with Sky to give consumers the chance to 'Win a Year of Big Nights In'. Running from the middle of this month, the promotion (on single and multipacks) is giving away full Sky+HD packages with Seabrook crisps. To enter, consumers visit the dedicated online microsite (www.seabrookcrisps.com/bignightin) and enter their contact details and the code from their promotional pack. A winner will be announced each day with all other entrants placed in a final draw for a second chance to win.

Better-value bottles
07 October, 2013

Wrigley hopes to grow the gum category with a redesign and new recommended retail price (rrp) for its Extra 60-pellet bottle available now in both peppermint and spearmint. The packs have a lower rrp of £1.99 to offer better value for money.

Shop Talk with Tracy West
07 October, 2013

Sometimes it would be nice to know what the future holds. Whether the recession is well and truly behind us, for example, or even what the weather will actually do.

BOSS
BOSS welcomes CPS move to prosecute multiple fuel thieves
07 October, 2013

BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, has welcomed confirmation from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that it has issued new guidance to lawyers and police forces to prosecute motorists who repeatedly claim to have no-means-of-payment (NMoP).

Rise in new car sales reflects growing economic confidence, says NFDA
04 October, 2013

New car sales were up 12.1% compared to September last year, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Private registrations have risen 16.7% over the year-to-date, helping the overall market rise 10.8%.

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?