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November

Flexible piping which bends to suit
01 November, 2003

A new pipework system designed for both suction and pressure applications, is being marketed by a Worcestershire-based company, Petrofuse ZP.

Why queue when you've got yq?
01 November, 2003

Vendlink International and brand-leading pos printer manufacturer Star Micronics, have confirmed the country-wide roll out of a self-service unit developed for pre-paid mobile telephone top up.

Sign of the time
01 November, 2003

HL Display has launched a complete range of display components and accessories to fulfil every retailer’s need whether you wish to suspend signs from ceilings, notices on windows, clip items onto poles or assemble card structures. The product range includes freestanding and self-adhesive card holders, hang-clips for mobiles, wire spirals, mini flags, ceiling hooks plus self-adhesive and magnetic anchor points. To assist the application of ceiling suspended displays a choice of telescopic mounting rods is also available in 1400mm and 2800mm lengths. Also from HL Display is ‘Slimline’, which is described as providing the retailer with a complete shelf-edge in-store communication system. It combines product details, pricing information, shelf-edge promotions as well as space-saving benefits. 01652 686502

Wheel of fortune
01 November, 2003

Curiosities 4 Kids has introduced The Travel Wheel – an interactive travel toy, aimed at three to nine-year-olds.

'Happiness' goes on
01 November, 2003

Following the tobacco advertising ban, Hamlet cigars are continuing its famous ‘Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet’ strapline by introducing a limited edition ‘Happiness’ pack in the run up to Christmas.

Cadbury launches Easter 2004 range
01 November, 2003

Cadbury Trebor Bassett’s new comprehensive Easter range will target the enormous potential of the second biggest ‘occasion’ of the year behind Christmas, when 68 per cent of the population either purchase or receive confectionery.

Valentine's treats
01 November, 2003

Kinnerton has a launched a range of chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day. Simpsons Heart Cards are available in two designs featuring Homer, each with a chocolate heart inside. Rrp is 99p. The chocolate Homer Love Lolly also has a rrp of 99p and comes in three different designs. Take Away Love are cartons of foiled milk chocolate hearts (rrp 99p), and with a rrp of 59p are heart-shaped chocolate lollies.

Sweet and sour gum
01 November, 2003

Bubble gum brand Bubblicious is now available in two new flavours – Savage Sour Apple and Blue Blowout.

First aid for your car
01 November, 2003

The Buster winter car care products are now available in a gift pack. Buster Winter First Aid Kit (Rrp £7.99) contains pre-icer, de-icer and Ice Clear, which clears ice and snow from driveways, paths and steps. Pre-icer is also available in a 500ml trigger bottle, while Ice Clear also comes in an individual 750g flip-top container.

Occasion stickers
01 November, 2003

Stick-a -Card has launched a range of self adhesive greetings cards for gifts.

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?