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Hitting the sweet spot

Sugar confectionery hit the headlines earlier this year when there was an outcry over a recipe change to Marks and Spencer's hugely popular Percy Pigs. The company had removed gelatin to make them suitable for vegetarians and consumers were outraged, with some saying the new recipe meant they tasted like washing-up liquid.

Mars Wrigley brings M&M's block variants to the UK

Mars Wrigley UK has announced it will bring four new M&M's block variants to the UK market this month – Chocolate, Crispy, Hazelnut and Peanut.

Mars Wrigley launches Skittles Dips

Mars Wrigley is launching Skittles Dips, which combine the harder, chewy texture of Skittles with a soft, creamy yoghurt coating – creating an indulgent, multi-textured fruity experience.

Mentos wants consumers to pass on the message

Mentos is investing £1.6m in what it describes as its biggest campaign of the year. The new limited edition product aims to bring people together and inject a dose of innovation into the singles category.

Nestlé Confectionery announces partnership with NOW TV

Nestlé Confectionery has announced it is partnering with online streaming service NOW TV to launch an on-pack promotion.

Cadbury re-runs promotion with Merlin Entertainments

Cadbury and Merlin Entertainments’ partnership offering consumers free tickets for memorable days out this summer is set to roll out across Cadbury chocolate bags for a fourth year.

Mars Wrigley Confectionery brings back Sweet Sundays

Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK has announced the return of its Sweet Sundays promotion for the eighth year running.

Ferrero launches trade campaign for TicTac

Ferrero is launching a trade campaign to reinforce the sales potential of stocking its core range of flavours.

Tic Tac offers Ibiza holiday as competition prize

This summer Tic Tac will be offering consumers the chance to win a holiday to Ibiza, as part of a partnership with radio station, Kiss.

Maynards Bassetts offers chance to win wacky prizes

Maynards Bassetts is launching a new on-pack promotion offering shoppers the chance to win one of 8,001 wacky prizes.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 8 July 2019
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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