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October

indulgent bubble bar
01 October, 2004

Nestlé Rowntree is launching a new indulgent chocolate bar under the popular Aero brand. Aero Caramel combines traditional bubbly Aero chocolate with a thick layer of caramel running through the centre. Available this month, it is a permanent addition to the Aero range and will have an RRP of 42p for 42g.

Rizla's regular launch
01 October, 2004

Following the successful introduction of Rizla King Size Slim Silver last year, Imperial Tobacco is launching Rizla Regular Sliver on October 1. Regular Silver will be packaged in ourters of 50 booklets offering retailers profit margins of around 50%, or 17.5p on every booklet sold at the recommended retail price of 35p. The thinner rolling papers segment is the most dynamic in the rolling papers category, according to Rizla UK brand manager Gary Keogh, and accounts for 20% of total sales.

McCoys crisps are hot stuff
01 October, 2004

A limited edition McCoy’s ridge cut crisp in Honey Roast Ham & Mustard flavour has been launched by United Biscuits UK as part of its continuing campaign to grow market share and increase sales in the snacks market. The new limited-edition flavour, which will benefit from a £3.5 million media spend, is available in 50g handypacks with a rrp of 39p. The combination of real food flavours will appeal to the brand’s target male consumer and drive penetration further says Mark Bosomworth, UBUK trading director, retail and convenience.

Walkers' festive frenzy
01 October, 2004

Walkers is launching its biggest Christmas range which includes Christmas Turkey and Paxo flavoured crisps, limited edition Sensations Nuts, seasonal Sensations flavours, Doritos Decorations and Doritos Christmas Dip, and Sharing Big Bags of New French Fries, Square and Quavers.

Wheelie big shake-up
01 October, 2004

The biggest shake-up of Wagon Wheels in more than half a century has been announced by Burton Foods. The focus is on six key improvements, including the fact that both variants will be covered in real chocolate; the cinnamon flavoured biscuit will be replaced by a chocolate flavoured biscuit; and Wagon Wheels Original will be replaced by Wagon Wheels Chocolate and will have a chocolate sauce centre.

Robinson plans explosive campaign
01 October, 2004

Robinsons is to benefit from a £2.5 million ‘Autumn Fun’ campaign, including TV ads, a national door-drop campaign, and in-store and on-line activity, culminating in Robinsons sponsorship of two high-profile firework events in November. The six-week campaign, which kicks off this month, sees 1.5 million leaflets with money-off vouchers and stickers for kids delivered to family homes nationwide, driving awareness of the Robinsons range and new flavours and encouraging trial of premium squash Robinsons High Juice.

Seasonal blend from Del Monte
01 October, 2004

Del Monte is introducing its first ever Special Edition juice blend – Winter Warmer – to drive category growth and incremental sales in the £1.2 billion still-fruit beverage market. It is a blend of apple, plum, lemon and cinnamon, which can be gently heated. It marks the start of a seasonal programme of limited edition blends from the brand.

Moveable car wash
01 October, 2004

Eco Technical Services Ltd has come up with a new design for a portable car wash with oil/water separator and water recycling equipment.

Coffee Nation in Tesco Express deal
01 October, 2004

Around 100 Esso-branded forecourts are among 150 Tesco Express stores to offer Coffee Nation’s self-serve gourmet coffee stations by March 2005.

Signs for the times
01 October, 2004

Signage and display specialist, Signwaves, has developed a new poster display unit for forecourts.

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