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Percy Daltons relaunch to drive sales into nut sector

Intersnack has announced a major overhaul this month for the Percy Daltons nut brand, bringing added competition into the grocery nut sector with a range of 14 quality products packaged to drive more value into the category.
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McVitie’s adds new Crispy Bacon flavour to Cheddars range

United Biscuits (UBUK) has announced the launch of McVitie’s Cheddars Crispy Bacon. The new variety will excite existing McVitie’s Cheddars fans by offering them a new tasty savoury biscuit in one of the nation’s favourite flavours.
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Challs International launches new indoor product

Challs International has announced the launch of its latest innovations to its popular Bin Buddy range.
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Retail Industry Awards 2012: shortlist unveiled

Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose are vying for the prestigious Supermarket of the Year title at this year’s Retail Industry Awards, the shortlist for which is announced today.
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Unearthed launches four exotic new olive variants

Mediterranean food specialist ‘unearthed’ is launching four exotic new olive variants into the antipasti category this summer. Each product has a unique flavour combination, a first for the UK market.
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Wettest June on record drowns impact of ‘British summer events’ on supermarket sales

The wettest UK June on record had “such an impact” on food retailing, that despite strong sales around the Jubilee, it was the worst early summer period for year-on-year sales growth since 2005, for the quarter ending 23 June, according to Nielsen.
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Business Mentoring scheme set to ‘benefit independent retailers’, says analyst

The National Skills Academy for Retail has partnered with Grey4Gold, a professional business skills matching service, to launch a new Business Mentoring scheme for independent retailers and town centres across the UK.
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Peroni Nastro Azzurro creates a contemporary opera for modern audiences

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is celebrating Italian style by creating a contemporary version of traditional Italian opera.
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Crosta & Mollica launch in biscuit category with new look

Crosta & Mollica launch in biscuit category with new look | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Crosta & Mollica, suppliers of ‘really Italian’ authentic regional breads, has just extended their innovative product lines into the biscuit category with the launch of Torcetti – an everyday premium range of crunchy sweet Italian biscuits made...
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New Push Pop range

New Push Pop range | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
This July sees some exciting news from the iconic Push Pop range – introducing the refreshed and improved Triple Power Push Pop from Bazooka Candy Brands; a fun, three-pops-in-one range that’s sure to make the Push Pop brand even more popular in...
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Increase in carrier bag usage reflects shoppers’ spending habits, says BRC

A small increase in the number of carrier bags being used by supermarket shoppers across the UK reflects changing spending habits, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
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Waitrose to donate surplus food to charities across the UK

Waitrose has announced a new commitment to enable all of its branches to donate surplus food to charities across the UK by the end of 2012.
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Drinks Industry Runners get into the Olympic Spirit

Drinks Industry Runners get into the Olympic Spirit | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
All the runners finished with good times with Tom Barton of Codorniu leading the pack with an impressive finish of 45 minutes and 47 Seconds.
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Wensleydale Creamery expands Dales Dairy offering

The Wensleydale Creamery, producers of the famous Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese, has announced it will be entering the £680m butter market with the addition of a brand new butter to its product portfolio.
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Foodfresh Refrigeration announces new product range

Foodfresh Refrigeration announces new product range | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Foodfresh Refrigeration has announced the arrival of the Italian Made Framec Sunny Multidecks, which will “knock the spots off” some other multidecks on offer in both price and build quality.
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Diageo launches Chinese White Spirit brand Shui Jing Fang

Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business, has launched Chinese White Spirit brand Shui Jing Fang into the GB domestic market.
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New Carr’s Melts Cheese Batons for sophisticated sharing and snacking

United Biscuits (UBUK), the leading manufacturer of savoury biscuits has announced the launch of Carr’s Melts Cheese Batons to enable consumers to enjoy the sophisticated taste of the leading premium cracker brand in a moreish bite-size format.
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British Turkey Awards shortlist is revealed

Products entered into the hotly contested British Turkey Awards 2012 have now been shortlisted and samples called in for judging this month.
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Tesco has ‘best range of alcohol’, reveals new research

Tesco offers the “best range” of beers, wines and spirits of all UK supermarkets, according to a recent Nielsen study.
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Shoppers can earn extra Clubcard points on Facebook

Savvy online shoppers will have the chance to earn double Clubcard points by using Facebook to “like, share and buy products” with Tesco direct as part of an innovative new four-week trial.
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Princes launch new tuna salads range

Ambient fish brand Princes is launching a brand new range of tuna salads to invigorate the added-value tuna sector and drive incremental growth in the category.
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Barr launches exciting new flavour

Barr launches exciting new flavour | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
AG Barr is introducing something completely new to the soft drinks category by launching an innovative limited edition variant into its popular Barr range.
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Bestway launch new garden range

Bestway launch new garden range | Independent Retail News | Scoop.it
Bestway’s non-food division has extended into gardening with a range of thirty products that appeal to all gardeners looking to solve those everyday needs in the garden, like protective gloves, hose pipes, trowels, watering cans, secateurs and...
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Late night licensing powers ‘must be used as a last resort’, says ACS

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called on police and local authorities to only use new powers to impose levies and bans on alcohol retailing late at night as a last resort.
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