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Coca-Cola brand enters energy drink segment

Coca-Cola Great Britain is expanding its portfolio with the launch of Coca-Cola Energy, the first energy drink released under the iconic brand.

Cheese and Nut Combos from Fridge Raiders

Kerry Foods' new Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos comprise bite-size cheese pieces with a variety of savoury foods such as nuts and crunchy corn. Available in Sea Salt & Pepper and Honey BBQ flavours, the snack is high in protein and contains less than 170 calories. The launch will be supported by a £1.5m marketing spend.

Dairylea adds three new snacking lines

Three new lines are being added to the Dairylea range. New Dairylea Snackers with Cadbury Giant Buttons combines a savoury snack with a sweet treat. New Dairylea Dunkers Cheesy Cones come in packs of four x 40g. Each portion is less than 100kcal. And Dairylea has a new Streetfood sub-brand for its Lunchables range, combining Dairylea with mini pizza bases and tangy pizza sauce, available in 65g packs.

Creme Egg moves into cakes for first time

The Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges have new launches for Easter, after they experienced success last year with sales growth of 23% and 7% respectively (IRI data). From Cadbury Cakes there are twin packs of Creme Egg cupcakes, which bring the chocolate treat into a cake format for the first time. The cupcakes have Creme Egg fondant inside.

Strings and Things master brand from Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods is launching a major new kids' dairy snacking master brand called Strings and Things. It combines Yollies, Cheestrings and new Cheeshapes. Cheeshapes are described as a 'fun and great-tasting alternative' to crisps and chocolate for kids' lunchboxes. There are two variants, Randoms and Icons, containing shapes from funny faces and unicorns, to pieces of fruit. Rrp is £1.40 but promotional packs are available at £1.

Cheeky new additions to Montezuma's range

Montezuma's has added three new flavours to its 100g chocolate bar range. Cheeky is a dark chocolate, vegan-friendly option with tart lemon and desiccated coconut; Happiness is milk chocolate with salted caramel and hazelnuts; and Orangutang is white chocolate with orange and butterscotch. Rrp is £2.59.

Galaxy goes Darker with two new choccie bars

New Galaxy Darker Milk bridges the gap between dark chocolate and milk chocolate with a 70/30 milk/dark blend.

Rowntree's Randoms celebrates 10th birthday

Two new variants of Rowntree's Randoms are being introduced to coincide with the brand's 10th birthday. New Randoms Sours and Randoms Squish'ems both come in 140g sharing bags, rrp £1.29.

Limited-edition occasion labelling for Echo Falls

Echo Falls is rolling out 30 limited-edition occasion labels across its top four still wine variants Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio. The striking new labels feature moments to share such as 'It's your birthday!', 'Fri-Yay', 'I love you' and 'Movie Night', all aimed at inspiring purchase among consumers.

Walkers introduces taste pledge across ‘Better For You’ ranges

Walkers has launched its first taste guarantee promotion across its ‘Better For You’ ranges, to help retailers drive sales and tackle the misconceptions regarding taste in the segment.

Mentos launches Chewy & Fresh mints

Mentos is launching a range of chewy mints this May – Chewy & Fresh – ahead of the summer refreshment sales spike.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory spends £6.2m on campaign

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is launching a £6.2m marketing campaign featuring its infused blackcurrant water range Ribena Frusion.

Vimto adds to revitalised range of lollipops

Soft drink brand Vimto has collaborated with confectionery distributor IB Group to launch Vimto Remix Sodapops.

Country Choice extends range of branded sweet treats

Country Choice has extended its range of branded sweet treats with three additions, an Oreo muffin and two Cadbury cookies.

Peppersmith brings out plastic-free packaging

Vegan-friendly mint and chewing gum brand Peppersmith unveiling newly rebranded plastic free packaging in mid-May across all products for a fresh contemporary look.

KP Snacks invests £4m in McCoy’s latest flavour release

KP Snacks is investing £4m in McCoy’s latest flavour release – the Mexican-inspired tortilla, Muchos.

Nisa launches World Food promotional event

A new promotional event is being launched for Nisa retailers to help them tap into the popularity of the world food category.

Cadbury's Premier League tie-up prepares for end of season

Cadbury is getting ready to kick off its second end-of-season Premier League promotion.

Barr Soft Drinks launches its new Irn-Bru advertising campaign

Barr Soft Drinks is investing £6m in its Irn-Bru flavoured carbonate brand, with a new campaign that will urge shoppers to ‘get some Irn in you’.

Kettle Chips unveils new range incorporating real food

Kettle Chips has unveiled a new range, which will see its Kettle Chips seasoned and paired alongside real food inclusions for added vibrancy, texture and taste.

Polar Krush eliminates plastic straws from its brand

Iced drinks company Polar Krush, has eliminated plastic straws from its brand with the launch of a “100% environmentally friendly” spoon straw.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK launches Galaxy Darker Milk

Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK has announced the launch of two new Galaxy Darker Milk variants – Galaxy Darker Milk and Galaxy Darker Milk with Roasted Hazelnuts.

Pladis puts new twist on McVitie’s Digestives

Snacking company pladis is putting a new spin on its classic McVitie’s Digestives with the launch of McVitie’s Digestives Twists.

Britvic adds new variant to its Aqua Libra range

Britvic is introducing a new flavour to its infused sparkling water brand, Aqua Libra, supported with a new pack design across the range.

Yazoo introduces limited-edition Choc Caramel flavour

Milk drink brand Yazoo has announced its new limited-edition flavour Choc Caramel.

Nisa marks advent of spring with Cider festival

Nisa is helping retailers to make the most of the milder spring weather and big night in opportunity with a Cider Festival promotion aimed at helping to drive footfall and increased sales.

Cofresh reintroduces two products for Ramadan

Indian snacks manufacturer Cofresh has re-introduced two Ramadan products to help retailers maximise sales during the religious festival, which this year starts at sunset on 5 May and lasts until sunrise on 4 June.

Dairylea introduces three new products

Dairylea is introducing three new products across its Snackers, Lunchables and Dunkers ranges including its first price-marked pack on the Snackers range.

Premier Foods reveals Easter cake line-up

Premier Foods is making seasonal launches from its cake brands with new products in the Mr Kipling and Cadbury Cakes ranges for Easter 2019.

Kerry Foods launches Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos

Kerry Foods is launching Fridge Raiders Cheese and Nut Combos, a new range of snacking products comprising bite-size cheese pieces, combined with a variety of savoury foods such as nuts and crunchy corn.

Goodfellas toughens up image with new campaign

The pizza brand Goodfella’s will roll out its new marketing campaign, Made with Respect, on Monday 1 April.

Estrella Damm unveils new logo and packaging

Estrella Damm, the beer from Barcelona, has unveiled a new logo and packaging design for the UK market that highlights its heritage, use of all-natural ingredients and quality credentials.

Rowntree's boosts Randoms but drops Tooty Frooties

New variants of Rowntree’s Randoms are being introduced to coincide with its tenth birthday and a major refresh of the Rowntree’s brand, but Tooty Frooties is being ditched.

Imperial Tobacco repositions its Embassy cigarette brand

The Embassy cigarette brand is being repositioned by Imperial Tobacco from its traditional home in the premium price sector to the more popular economy price sector.

Lucozade Energy revamps packaging

Lucozade Energy is introducing a new pack refresh across its flavours range.

Magnum introduces new White Chocolate & Cookie flavour

Ice cream brand Magnum is launching Magnum White Chocolate & Cookies across all formats, including handheld and tubs, and will be supported by a £5m media value marketing spend.

Britvic expands its range of sugar-free Tango

Britvic is investing in its Tango brand with the introduction of three new sugar-free flavours, a packaging re-design and a £2.2m marketing investment which will see the brand back on TV for the first time in four years.

Unilever adds vegan option to Breyers range

Unilever is expanding its Breyers range this month, following its launch in the UK last year, with a new dairy-free variant providing a low-calorie, vegan-friendly ice cream product.

Coca-Cola Premier League Trophy goes on tour

Coca-Cola European Partners has revealed the dates and locations for the Official Coca-Cola Premier League Trophy Tour, which will give fans the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the Premier League trophy and enjoy some unique football experiences.

e-vapour brand blu expands its flavour portfolio

The e-vapour brand blu is expanding its flavour portfolio with the launch of a new and improved Golden Tobacco flavour for its pod-mod device, myblu.

JUUL Labs UK agrees partnership with MFG

Vaping company JUUL Labs UK has signed its first major retail forecourt partnership in the convenience channel with the announcement that MFG will be stocking its range of products.

New advertising for Capri-Sun celebrates free from credentials

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a new advertising campaign for Capri-Sun original to highlight that the brand contains no preservatives, colours or artificial sweeteners.

Nestlé UK introduces on-pack promotion using QR code

Nestlé UK and Ireland is introducing ’80 Awesome things to do’, a new on-pack promotion on some of its leading confectionery brands, which gives families fun and engaging activity ideas to do together.

Kepak aims to position Rustlers as ideal hot lunch option

Kepak Consumer Foods is rolling out a nationwide campaign to position Rustlers as the ideal hot lunch option.

JTI adds value e-liquid range under its Logic brand

JTI has announced the launch of a new value e-liquid range under its Logic brand.

KP Snacks expands its range of PMPs

KP Snacks is adding to its £1 PMP range with the addition of Wheat Crunchies and the latest NPD, McCoy’s Muchos.

Experience this

Kettle has launched a promotion on its singles packs, giving away experiences via Virgin Experience Days. All entrants will receive a 20% discount code.

Sparkling mango

Barr Soft Drinks is launching a Mangozero-added sugar sparkling version of Rubicon, the UK's number one exotic juice drink brand (IRI data).

Veggie first

Fray Bentos has launched its first vegetarian pie comprising red pepper, tomatoes, peas and carrots, all covered ina spicy balti sauce.

Grenade adds two new Carb Killa bars

Grenade has expanded its portfolio of low-sugar, high-protein snacks to include two new Carb Killa bars: Dark Chocolate Raspberry and White Chocolate Salted Peanut. Both are high in protein (20g), but low in sugar (2g). Rrp is £2.49 for a 60g bar.