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Maynards Bassetts unveils sour soft jelly product

Confectionery brand Maynards Bassetts has announced its first sour Soft Jelly product – Soft Jellies Fizzy Fish.

Orange returns to Bournville chocolate range

Cadbury's Bournville Orange is available once again and is now part of the permanent range. The bar, which combines a strong cocoa taste with real orange fruit pieces, was first launched in 1927 and was brought back for a limited time in 2009. It is now being brought back to market to tap into the trend for orange chocolate. It is available in a 100g £1 price-marked pack and non-pricemarked packs with an rrp of £1.49.

Cracked Egg Muffin in time for Easter

Aryzta Food Solutions has launched a Cracked Egg Muffin under its Otis brand.It is supplied frozen for thaw and serve and comprises a chocolate chip muffin with a vanilla cream centre, finished with a white chocolate cream cracked egg decoration. It comes in cases of 28, rrp £1.49. Pos, including posters and shelf barkers, is available for retailers to drive interest and footfall to the bakery fixture.

Premier League Cadbury Legends promo is back

The Premier League Cadbury Legends promotion is back. Running through to March 31, it gives consumers the chance to win thousands of prizes when they purchase a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. The campaign is supported by a £1.1m campaign. The photo shows last year's winner, Natalie Hardie, who won, and met Thierry Henry.

Ferrero ramps up its spring occasions range

The Thorntons Easter range includes three new luxury eggs White Chocolate & Raspberry, Milk Chocolate Almond & Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate & Orange. All feature strong colours and a premium look designed to appeal to younger, more affluent shoppers.

Mondelez unveils Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich PMP

Mondelz International is launching a £1 price-marked pack (PMP) of Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich this month.

Trebor unveils sugar-free sub-range

Mint brand Trebor has unveiled its first sugar-free hard-boiled sub-range, Trebor Cool Drops.

Maryland sugar free cookies
Burton’s Biscuits introduces Maryland Sugar Free Cookies

Burton’s Biscuit Company has followed up its sugar-reduction programme on core Maryland and the introduction of less than 100 calorie packs across its Minis range, with the launch of Maryland Sugar Free Cookies.

Minions return to the Kinder Surprise stable

The Minions licence is returning to the Kinder Surprise range with seven new toys up for grabs.

KitKat kicks off 2019 with on-pack promotion

Nestlé Confectionery’s flagship brand KitKat is to kick off 2019 with an on-pack promotion giving consumers the chance to win a special break.

Cadbury Darkmilk moves into convenience sector

Cadbury Darkmilk, launched last year in Tesco, is now available to convenience retailers in an impulse format.

Haribo unveils Hunt the Double Yolker campaign

Haribo has unveiled a seasonal campaign inviting shoppers to Hunt the Double Yolker in limited edition bags of Starmix.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery introduces new M&M's Eggs

Mars Wrigley Confectionery has launched new M&M’s Eggs ready for Easter 2019.

Montezumas reveals Easter range additions

Montezuma’s Easter 2019 range includes three new products: a milk chocolate alternative Like No Udder egg and two giant chocolate bunnies named Bertie and Betsy.

Cracking on

Easter just wouldn't be the same without chocolate eggs and the manufacturer that leads the field in these eggs is Mondelez with a 44% share of the market. Indeed 82% of the UK population ate a Mondelez Easter product last Easter with Cadbury Creme Egg being the number one brand (IRI data).

Ferrero reveals plans for early 2019

Ferrero has unveiled plans for a range of initiatives early in 2019. Levi Boorer, customer development director, explained: “Mother’s Day and Easter fall later in 2019, extending the trading period and giving a greater window for seasonal sales. Ferrero has a wide range of seasonal and limited edition products joining the core line-up to appeal to each occasion individually, and we are investing in media campaigns to support retailers at Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter.”

Cadbury's extends Darkmilk into impulse territory

Cadbury’s is extending its Darkmilk range with two new additions and price-marked packs (PMPs) aimed at the impulse sector.

product news: Cadbury unveils Secret Santa campaign

Cadbury has unveiled a new Christmas campaign to celebrate the ritual of Secret Santa gifting.

product news: Fox's Glacier extends life of limited edition

Fox’s Glacier, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary, has decided to continue selling its Glacier Tropical, saying it is bowing to retailer demand to extend the run of the limited edition brand.

product news: Swizzels reveals latest sweet creation

Sweet manufacturer Swizzels has revealed its newest sweet creation, invented by a consumer, which is set to go into production next year.

product news: Werther's runs Caramel Shop advert

The Werther’s Original Christmas Caramel Shop box contains a variety of Werther’s caramels including Butter Candies, Creamy Filling, Éclairs and new Soft Caramel.

product news: Tangerine Confectionery launches multipacks

Tangerine Confectionery has launched a new range of multipacks designed to target the family market with portion-controlled mini bags of classic favourites.

product news: Blockhead wins listing with MFG

The energy gum brand Blockhead has announced the addition of three new partnerships with major national retailers: MFG, Booker Retail Partners, and Costcutter.

product news: Ferrero offers store makeover prize

Ferrero is giving retailers the chance to win a store makeover, worth £4,000.

Santa's sales winners

Whether it's a tub of your favourite twistwraps, an extra large Toblerone or a Chocolate Orange, Christmas just wouldn't be the same without chocolate. No wonder then that it's the most important time of the year for chocolate sales.

Extra-strong menthol mint innovation from Smint

Smint has launched an extra strong menthol power mint – Smint Xtrm with Menthol and Eucalyptus. The new sugar-free variant aims to provide invigorating freshness and an instant feeling of relief in the throat and nose, with the launch well-timed for the looming winter cold season.

Advent calendar joins Celebrations festive line-up

Celebrations has launched its first-ever advent calendar so customers can 'celebrate' every day in the lead up to Christmas.

£2.8m support for new 'thank you' Cadbury Roses campaign

Cadbury has unveiled a new £2.8 million marketing campaign celebrating Cadbury Roses.

Limited-edition CDM to mark 100-year WW1 remembrance

Cadbury is marking 100 years since the end of the First World War by releasing a limited-edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Remembrance Bar in partnership with the Royal British Legion. 

Fruity and spicy

Big Bear Confectionery has added a limited- edition Fruit & Spice flavour to its Fox's Glacier range of boiled sweets in a 200g sharing bag, rrp £1.

Salted caramel kitkat

The latest flavour to join the KitKat Chunky range is Salted Caramel Fudge. The launch is part of a strategy to excite consumers by rotating new flavours each year.

Mars Wrigley's Sweet Sundays promotion is back

Mars Wrigley's Sweet Sundays promotion is back for the seventh year. The popular initiative, which is the manufacturer's most successful annual brand activation, offers consumers free cinema tickets.

Cadbury aims to score with latest promotion

Cadbury has entered the second season of its partnership with the Premier League. Its Match and Win promotion gives consumers the chance to win millions of prizes including a Premier League VIP matchday experience. It will be backed by a £1.5m media investment.

Maynards Bassetts appeals to young adults

Maynards Bassetts has identified an opportunity to recruit younger adults without children into the jelly market. Its response to this is the launch of Soft Jellies Wild Safari, a 160g bag of fruit-flavoured sweets. Rrp is £1.32.

product news: Halls reveals new look

Halls will unveil a new look, plus new price-marked packs, ahead of this winter season to help retailers drive relief candy sales.

product news: Big Bear plans heritage selection box

Big Bear Confectionery, owner of the Fox’s Glacier brand, will launch a retro heritage selection box this month to help retailers cash in on the trend for retro sweets in the run up to Christmas.

product news: Fulfil introduces smaller bars

Vitamin and protein bar Fulfil has expanded its offering with the launch of a new 40g bar that contains 15g of protein, less than 2g of sugar and nine vitamins.

product news: Harry Potter inspires sweets range

Jelly Belly Candy Company in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products has launched new chocolate and gummi confections inspired by Harry Potter, along with new Chocolate Frog collectible cards and Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans Gift Box.

Product news: Nestlé Confectionery launches Xmas additions

This year Nestlé Confectionery has given its Christmas range more of a festive feel, with new seasonal designs aimed at making the products extra special for consumers.

Product news: Fox's Glacier adds autumn flavour

Big Bear Confectionery has announced it will be adding a new limited-edition product into its Fox’s Glacier range of boiled sweets this autumn.

Product news: Dexters expands halal sweets range

Confectionery brand Dexters is expanding its halal-accredited range of sweets with the launch of Tiger Tongues individual bags.

Product news: Toblerone 'peaks' interest with more choice

As it celebrates its 110th anniversary, Toblerone has boosted its range, giving fans more choice and different ways to enjoy the popular Swiss chocolate .

Product news: Fox's Glacier range spiced up for Autumn

Big Bear Confectionery is adding a new limited-edition product into its Fox’s Glacier range of boiled sweets this autumn.

product news: Cadbury announces biggest on-pack promotion

Cadbury has announced its biggest ever on-pack promotion as the brand prepares for the second season of its partnership with the Premier League.

product news: Nestlé Confectionery refreshes KitKat Chunky range

Nestlé Confectionery’s flagship brand KitKat has added a new product to its KitKat Chunky range, the new KitKat Chunky Salted Caramel Fudge bar.

product news: Tangerine Confectionery unveils Halloween line-up

Tangerine Confectionery has unveiled its line-up of Halloween confectionery.

product news: Starburst Fruity Mixes adds smaller pack

Mars Wrigley Confectionery is expanding its portfolio with the addition of Starburst Fruity Mixes 24-pellet pack.

product news: Dexters expands PMP range

Confectionery brand Dexters is expanding its £1 price-marked pack range with the addition of two new products: Micro Chews and Sour Splodgers.

product news: Boost adds protein variant

Cadbury is adding a variant to its Boost brand, Boost + Protein, which contains 12 grams of protein – four times more protein and 32% less sugar than standard Boost bar.

product news: Supermix returns to TV

Haribo Supermix is back on TV for nine weeks as part of a £1.3m investment.