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It should come as no great surprise to learn that sales of ice cream did well in 2018. Lots of hot, sunny weather led to increased sales with impulse sales up 24% in convenience channel to £124m and take-home sales up 16% to reach £184m (Nielsen data). And although the summer definitely helped sales, ice cream is now proven to be a year-round seller with 31% of sales occurring during the winter.

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.

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.

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.

Unilever partners Ferrero to introduce Kinder ice creams

Unilever has announced a first-time collaboration with Ferrero to bring Kinder and Kinder Bueno Ice Cream to the UK, following a launch in Europe last year.

Ben & Jerry's extends love to Refugee Action

Ben & Jerry’s has introduced a new topped creation, Topped Love Is…, with proceeds going towards supporting Refugee Action.

Lotus Bakeries introduces Lotus Biscoff ice cream to UK

Lotus Bakeries has launched Lotus Biscoff ice cream in the UK.

McCain launches lighter version of Home Chips

McCain is launching a lighter version of its Home Chips.

Quorn adds to fishless range with vegan products

Quorn is adding to its fishless range in March with the launch of two new vegan frozen fishless products – Battered Fishless Fillets and Breaded Fishless Fillets (200g; rrp £2.99).

New Forest Ice Cream unveils new brand identity

New Forest Ice Cream is kicking off 2019 by unveiling a new brand identity.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East131.8257.70138.44127.82
East Midlands131.33138.41127.59
London131.11140.01128.34
North East129.55137.90126.73
North West130.5757.70136.49127.08
Northern Ireland128.66138.90125.50
Scotland130.72134.34127.37
South East131.9757.90137.52128.38
South West131.2957.90137.34127.49
Wales130.27135.78126.66
West Midlands131.04138.64127.72
Yorkshire & Humber130.4384.90137.01127.30

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