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November

Flexiline plans move as customer base grows
01 November, 2004

The customer-focused approach of Flexiline Forecourt Services has apparently proved such a hit with retailers that the company has grown out of its current base in Nuthampstead, Herts and is planning a move to more prestigious premises in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, in 2005.

Gilbarco's SPOT-on
01 November, 2004

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has announced that the new Secure Payment Terminal (SPOT) has received EMV Level 2 and VISA PIN (PIN Encryption Device) approval. This certification means the terminal meets the security

Rechargable card debut
01 November, 2004

Rechargeable card debut Retailers now have the opportunity to stock the new ITN rechargeable Phonecard, which is being launched exclusively through the Alphyra Payzone retail network which has 13,500 locations in the UK.

M&M's top muffin
01 November, 2004

McVitie’s Cake Company has launched the new M&M’s Double Chocolate muffin to help drive growth through innovation in the Eat Now cake market. The new chocolate muffin is covered in milk chocolate and topped with M&M’s Minis. It has a rrp of 83p and is available in cases of 12. McVitie’s now accounts for almost half of all eat now cake sales.

Magic duo
01 November, 2004

Magic Tree has been added to screen wash to produce an all seasons Fragranced Screenwash in 500ml and one-litre sizes.

Pets get festive greeting cards
01 November, 2004

Pets should not be forgotten at Christmas time so Masterfoods has extended its Christmas snacks and treats range with the introduction of Whiskas and Pedigree Christmas cards, so customers can send festive greetings to their dogs and cats. Each card comes in its own ‘postable’ box and contains a special festive treat (rrp £1.29).

Healthy soup on the go
01 November, 2004

Weight Watchers from Heinz is launching a low calorie convenient soup for out-of-home.

Celebrity Bushtucker
01 November, 2004

Burton’s Foods has teamed up with Granada Ventures for the launch of Bushtucker, creepy crawlies made from jelly with a liquid centre and featuring the shapes of Grasshopper, Cockroach, Millipede and Witchety Grub. The launch is timed to coincide with the next series of ‘I’m a celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ which will be widely trailed on all ITV channels. More than 11 million viewers saw the last series in January 2004.

Ready-packed snacks
01 November, 2004

Portfolio Partners is bringing airline formats to the retail and vending sector with the launch of Snack Packs, targeted at people on the go. With a rrp of £1.99 the ambient Snack Packs come in two versions – one with Kit Kat and one with Mars Bar – and contain Carrs Water crackers, Vache Qui Rit cheese, Mini Cheddars, Jacobs Table Crackers, Ardennes Pate, serviette and knife.

Meat-free bake for christmas
01 November, 2004

Cauldron’s premium Winter Bake is being launched as a seasonal special for the Christmas season, aimed at vegetarians and mainstream consumers.

Following a deal agreed with Harvest Energy, do you think it will be good to see the Total brand returning to UK forecourts?