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  • Monday, June 18th, 2012, (1:00 pm)

    ONKEN UNVEILS NEW PACKAGING AND CAMPAIGN

    Onken yogurt is launching its first ATL campaign with its new ‘Just Real Tasty Yogurt’ slogan; rolling TV adverts out from yesterday –  the 17th June.

    After a two year hiatus, the yogurt brand hopes its viewers will enjoy the playful campaign as it celebrates the brands ethos for talking sense.

    Ignoring gimmicks and false promises, the new tongue-in-cheek TV adverts, created by London based ad agency Karmarara, offer audiences quotes such as: ‘it won’t make you rich and famous…..it’s just real tasty yogurt’. (more…)

  • Monday, June 18th, 2012, (11:19 am)

    HOTEL CHOCOLAT OPENS FIRST EUROPEAN STORE

    British chocolatier and cocoa grower, Hotel Chocolat, has announced the opening of its first European store in Amsterdam today (14th June 2012) in a traditional townhouse in the Heiligeweg Street area of the city.

    It features a Hotel Chocolat store as well as a ‘secret’ Coffee Vs Cocoa Bar in an atmospheric oak panelled room on the first floor – reached via a partially hidden staircase.

    It is serving the company’s brand new cocoa drinks that allow customers to choose to have their favourite daily espresso, latte or cappuccino made with either coffee or cocoa beans. (more…)

  • Monday, June 18th, 2012, (9:13 am)

    THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET – THE NEXT BIG TREND

    It seems that as an industry we’re always on the back-foot being blamed for making people fat and shortening their lives, but here’s our chance to get on the front-foot and run with a really good way-of-eating which ticks all the health boxes and is delicious and convenient.

    So why The Mediterranean Diet and why now … because our researchers tell us that The Mediterranean Diet is a perfect point where scientific understanding meets consumer needs.

    And when it makes headlines like Mediterranean Diet can add 15 years to life” we know it’s something worth looking into. (more…)

  • Monday, June 18th, 2012, (7:10 am)

    CRABBIE’S LAUNCHED GINGER SAUCE

    Independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, Halewood International, has announced the latest in the development of its Crabbie’s brand with the launch of two new Crabbie’s sauces.

    The new venture is in partnership with UK manufacturing company, Trees Can’t Dance.

    Designed to broaden the Crabbie’s brand presence in the marketplace, the launch reinforces the Crabbie’s brand’s prominence, which already spans alcoholic ginger beer, soft drinks and fortified wine. (more…)

  • Friday, June 15th, 2012, (3:09 pm)

    NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS FROM JORDANS CEREALS

    Jordans Cereals is launching five new products, including two new skus, to add its granola range.

    A new variant to the Country Crisp range and two new fruit-based mueslis are big additions, while Jordans has also invested in a redesign of its Granola, Frusli and Luxury Absolute Bars packaging.

    Jordans is currently worth £415m and in growth at +8.9% yoy. (more…)

  • Friday, June 15th, 2012, (11:16 am)

    NEW WASABI ROCKET FROM STEVES LEAVES

    Steve Rothwell and his team have discovered a new variety of Rocket- Wasabi Rocket – bringing a hot pepperiness to the market.

    Steve believe these days consumers are looking for something a more exciting to boost their recipes – and very often it’s a case of the hotter the better.

    Steve says: “Our Wasabi Rocket tastes just like the hot Japanese horseradish and it certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted. (more…)

  • Friday, June 15th, 2012, (9:22 am)

    NEW BREAKFAST POTS FROM DORSET CEREALS

    Over half the population of the UK admits to skipping breakfast more than once a week in order to get an extra few minutes in bed.

    Dorset Cereals have launched new Breakfast Pots, designed to be eaten at work, to try and encourage people to eat breakfast more regularly.

    Th new pots come in three of their best-selling recipes: ‘Simply Delicious’, ‘Toasted Coconut and Wheat Flakes’, and ‘Honey Granola’. (more…)

  • Friday, June 15th, 2012, (7:09 am)

    HOME BAKING PRODUCTS UP OVER JUBILEE WEEKEND

    British shoppers preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee stocked up on home baking products in advance of the bank holiday weekend, according to new research by SymphonyIRI Group.

    Online sales of home baking products such as cake decoration, icing and marzipan, bread mixes, food colouring, pastry and sponge bases were 16.4% higher than the same period last year.

    SymphonyIRI Group reported that shoppers were spending more on home baking products, making the average spend online during the 10-day period from 20 May to 29 May 2012 (in advance of the Jubilee weekend) £2.23, up from £1.61 in the same period last year. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (9:15 pm)

    JACOB’S CREEK SERVES UP NEW TRADE INITIATIVES THIS SUMMER

    This summer marks the second year of Jacob’s Creek’s partnership with the All England Club as the Official Wine of Wimbledon.

    To amplify its association, Jacob’s Creek will activate a partnership with tennis legend and former Wimbledon champion, Andre Agassi, to bring the brand’s ‘True Character’ marketing platform to life.

    In addition, the brand will launch a raft of on- and off-trade activations to boost the profit potential over the key tournament period, foregrounding Jacob’s Creek’s recently launched Cool Harvest range. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (3:06 pm)

    NANDO’S UNVEILS NEW PERI-PERI SAUCE FLAVOUR

    The newest additions to the Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce range has been unveiled – Lemon & Herb and Mild.

    Launching as a result of the growing demand for a versatile sauce that combines 100% PERi-PERi flavour but with a milder heat.

    The two brand new sauces will be hitting kitchens just in time for the BBQ season. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (1:15 pm)

    HEINZ INVESTS IN ITS SQUEEZE & STIR RANGE TO BROADEN APPEAL

    Following the launch of Heinz Squeeze & Stir in 2011 , Heinz is launching two new products and its first multipack.

    The purée format delivers a new product idea into the category.

    The new Chicken & Vegetable and Mushroom & Parsley varieties were inspired by consumers’ tastes, and are among the top selling flavours in the dry soup category. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (11:17 am)

    YEO VALLEY ADDS SOURED CREAM TO ITS RANGE

    Yeo Valley, the British family-run dairy company, is launching Soured Cream, hitting the shelves from 17th June.

    The organic brand has also unveiled new British-inspired packaging across its cream range.

    The Somerset-based organic company has extended its cream range with the new Soured Cream to give consumers a light alternative for baking or to accompany savoury dishes. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (9:09 am)

    WOMEN’S INSTITUTE RANGE AVAILABLE TO INDEPENDENT RETAILERS

    The recently launched Women’s Institute range of products is available to the independent trade exclusively from Dart Valley Foods.

    The collection consists of jams, marmalades, chutneys, biscuits and flours.

    In time for Christmas, WI Foods are launching range extensions and new products including further jams and chutney and other Christmas products including a Christmas pudding. (more…)

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2012, (7:09 am)

    FIRST DRINKS ADDS ICELANDIC VODKA TO ITS PORTFOLIO

    First Drinks has announced the launch of premium Icelandic vodka, Reyka, into its portfolio.

    The brand is owned by William Grant & Sons.

    First Drinks has confirmed that an exclusive grocery listing with Waitrose has been secured for Reyka while in the on-trade, the brand will be seeded in select, bars across the UK. (more…)

  • Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, (9:18 pm)

    FIREFLY LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE FOR SELFRIDGES

    Firefly, the natural drinks company, has teamed up with Selfridges to launch a limited edition drink in the store’s iconic yellow brand colour, pantone 109.

    From 4th May, for a limited time, the Lemon, Lime and Ginger flavour will be hitting the shelves in all Selfridge’s stores across the UK.

    The collectable bottle features an iconic route master bus in front of Selfridge’s flagship London store as part of its vibrant design. (more…)

  • Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, (3:06 pm)

    NEW WAGON WHEELS WHEELIES FROM BURTON’S

    Burton’s Biscuit Company is building on its re-launch of Wagon Wheels with entry into the £430m In Home Treat segment with the introduction of a brand new product, Wagon Wheels Wheelies, a snack size version of the Wagon Wheel.

    A new 49p PMP for Wagon Wheels Singles and a new digital advertising campaign aimed at tweens and teenagers will complete the re-launch.

    Wagon Wheels Wheelies are snack size Wagon Wheels in a pack of 10, which makes them more appropriate for sharing and family treat occasions. (more…)

  • Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, (11:12 am)

    HEINZ LAUNCHES NEW HEINZ FIVE BEANZ

    Heinz is bringing innovation to the Beans category with the launch of its new Heinz five Beanz product.

    The launch aims to encourage variety and new usage for Heinz Beanz as part of a healthy balanced meal amongst new and existing customers.

    The new 415g can contains five different beans – haricot, kidney, pinto, cannellini and borlotti – in the classic Heinz Beanz tomato sauce. (more…)

  • Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, (9:09 am)

    BUZZBACK OFFERS FREE WHITEPAPER ON EXPLORING NATURAL

    BuzzBack’s most recent whitepaper, Exploring Natural, breaks down the different dimensions of Natural through a variety of lenses – uncovering a visual lexicon that communicates what  Natural means.

    Natural is a term marketer’s use across a range of categories – from food to beauty to language – even appearance.

    But what does Natural really mean? What do consumers think of when they hear or see the word Natural? (more…)

  • Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, (7:09 am)

    BLACK STORM CIDER LAUNCHES IN TIME FOR SUMMER

    Landmark Wholesale’s latest own-brand launch is hoping to offer something new to the cider market.

    Available from 28 May, Black Storm 7.5% strong amber cider is a new addition for the summer drinks season.

    The 500ml cans are packed in cases of 24, price marked at 99p, a fantastic 34% POR. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (3:17 pm)

    OLD EL PASO RELEASES NEW MEXICAN TOPPINGS

    Mexican food brand Old El Paso is launching a new trio of toppings.

    The new toppings, which are designed for family get-togethers, come in an easy-to-dispense squeezy format.

    The brand, which makes Mexican dinner kits, spice mixes, salsa and tortillas, is launching the new squeezy toppings range in a Chunky Salsa, a Cool Soured Cream Topping and a Chunky Guacamole flavour. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (1:11 pm)

    WALKERS UNVEILS £1 SHARE BAGS FOR SUMMER SEASON

    Walkers are launching a 12-strong range of £1 sharing bags across key skus from its best-selling range.

    The price marked bags are being rolled out in a bid to drive summer sharing sales by enabling retailers to cater for a range of occasions at lower price.

    The £1 bags are available from June in popular flavours from PepsiCo’s sharing portfolio featuring Doritos, Walkers Sensations, and Walkers Extra Crunchy. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (11:05 am)

    NEW PRICE-MARKED WKD 70CL PACKS

    WKD is being made available in £2.99 price-marked promotional 70cl bottles, to be sold exclusively through the convenience/wholesale/cash & carry sectors.

    Available from mid-July until September, the price-marked promotional packs of all four WKD variants – Blue, Iron Brew, Red and Purple – are flashed with a “ONLY £2.99 RESULT!” logo.

    With peel-off promotional neck labels highlighting the offer, consumers will be able to remove the price-marks, should they wish to do so, once they have made their purchases. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (9:00 am)

    CORN AGAIN POPCORN LAUNCHES NEW SHARING BAGS

    Corn Again of Consett, the UK’s first gourmet savoury and sweet popcorn manufacturer, has launched a 200g bag for sharing, RRP £2.99.

    Using only natural ingredients, the foil bags are available in five flavours; Garlic & Herb, Hot Chilli & Fennel, Sweet Cinnamon Spice, Chilli & Lime and Salty Sweet.

    The first stockist is LOCO of Gosforth. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (7:09 am)

    FRIJJ LAUNCHES PROMOTION WITH THORPE PARK

    FRijj is launching a new on-pack promotion with Thorpe Park of The Merlin Group from 16 June, set to continue through-out the summer.

    All core FRijj bottle sleeves will act as a ‘2 for 1’ ticket for Thorpe Park, the nation’s thrill capital.

    The Thorpe Park branded bottles will also give consumers 100’s of chances to win prizes including 14 VIP days out for four people. (more…)

  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, (7:09 am)

    TESCO PARTNERS WITH THE SUN FOR LAUNCH OF LLAMA CRISPS

    Retailer Tesco is launching a new ad campaign for its venture brand Llama’s snacks.

    The launch kicked off at the weekend in conjunction with The Sun newspaper.

    The marketing tie-up offered a free pack of Llama’s snacks to every reader of the tabloid and will also see the snacks range feature in a weekly column and other outdoor media space. (more…)

  • Monday, June 11th, 2012, (3:09 pm)

    GOODFELLA’S LAUNCHES NEW TAKEAWAY PIZZA AND WEDGES RANGE

    Goodfella’s is launching a limited edition Takeaway Pizza and Wedges range; the first branded sharing pack offering to reach shelves in the UK.

    The new product will comprise a Goodfella’s Take Away pizza and pack of potato wedges all in one box, providing the consumer with a bought-in takeaway experience.

    The brand’s recent research shows that the pizza and sides concept is popular amongst consumers as they look for a product that meets a multitude of sharing occasions. (more…)

  • Monday, June 11th, 2012, (1:12 pm)

    NEW COVENT GARDEN CELEBRATES BEST OF BRITISH

    Chilled soup brand New Covent Garden launching a new range of vintage-style soups.

    The Great British Recipes range comprises four soups which feature traditional British ingredients including elderflower and lovage.

    The range comprises four variants – Garden Pea, Rocket & Lovage; Parsnip, Apple & Elderflower; Vintage Cheddar & Piccalilli and Beetroot & Horseradish. (more…)

  • Monday, June 11th, 2012, (11:22 am)

    MCVITIE’S HOBNOBS ADDS GOLDEN SYRUP TO BISCUITS

    United Biscuits (UBUK), has announced that McVitie’s HobNobs is relaunching with the addition of Golden Syrup to the biscuits’ recipe.

    The new recipe is designed to increase the appeal of the brand to consumers and grow sales for retailers.

    McVitie’s HobNobs biscuits with the new recipe are available for retailers now in a 300g roll wrap at an MRRP of £1.36. (more…)

  • Monday, June 11th, 2012, (9:10 am)

    THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET – THE NEXT BIG TREND

    It seems that as an industry we’re always on the back-foot being blamed for making people fat and shortening their lives, but here’s our chance to get on the front-foot and run with a really good way-of-eating which ticks all the health boxes and is delicious and convenient.

    So why The Mediterranean Diet and why now … because our researchers tell us that The Mediterranean Diet is a perfect point where scientific understanding meets consumer needs.

    And when it makes headlines like Mediterranean Diet can add 15 years to life” we know it’s something worth looking into. (more…)

  • Monday, June 11th, 2012, (7:18 am)

    MEDITERRANEAN DIET IMPROVES MENTAL WELL-BEING AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

    New research shows that those who eat a Mediterranean diet improve their mind as well as their body and improve their quality of life.

    The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the consumption of oil-rich Mediterranean foods, including fish and seafood, helps to improve overall well-being.

    Past research has claimed the Mediterranean diet is linked to good physical health, but these latest findings have, for the first time, linked it with improved mental and physical health too. (more…)

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