COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the global problem of obesity”.

Coke ‘part of the solution’ – Calorie counting

COCA-COLA is going head-to-head with health campaigners who blame fizzy drinks for weight problems by repositioning itself as “part of the solution to the...
Halewood International launches extensions to its Crabbies Ginger Beer range.

Fruit ’n’ spice as Crabbies adds two

SWEDISH and other ciders have achieved major success with fruit flavours. From this month retailers can offer another fruity option on the drinks shelves as...
Glacéau vitaminwater, from CCE, which saw sales grow by 34% to £16.5m last year, has been reformulated with stevia, shaving off 30 calories per bottle. All eight of the waters also have a revised blend of vitamins and minerals.

Growing water second to cola – Sales for sector soar

TAPS across the nation are in danger of rusting over as sales of bottled water continue to show recession-defying growth. Kantar Worldpanel figures, quoted...
Seabrook’s new-look packaging points to the brand’s Yorkshire heritage, while Walkers sends Gary Linker off on his tractor to source British ingredients.

Gluten-free from Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE-based snack manufacturer Seabrook has given its crisps a major revamp, underlining the brand’s regional heritage. The new-look packaging, released this month, also...
Birthday revamp - Ski marks 50th anniversary

Birthday revamp – Ski marks 50th anniversary

SKI is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a revamp, digital marketing campaign and new flavour of mousse, pictured. To take advantage of the growth...
With its contoured plastic bottle and lower price point, will the new 1.75 litre bottle appeal to customers used to buying the old two-litre model?

For convenience, size matters – Coca-Cola

A new, smaller bottle of Coke – 1.75l instead of 2l – is being introduced especially for convenience stores. CCE says it shaved 250ml off...
AN 11-strong range of frozen snacks, including premium Chicken Poppets with the Red Tractor logo, above, has been launched by poultry specialist SFC.

Snack attack – SFC roll out new range

AN 11-strong range of frozen snacks, including premium Chicken Poppets with the Red Tractor logo, above, has been launched by poultry specialist SFC. Managing...
WITH an eye to the sweet chilli sauce market (said to be worth £16m), Heinz has added a hit of sweet chilli to its traditional tomato ketchup.

Sweet heat – Heinz launches new flavour

WITH an eye to the sweet chilli sauce market (said to be worth £16m), Heinz has added a hit of sweet chilli to its...
Warburtons’ baked pitta chips have been rebranded as Escapes in adventure-themed packaging.

Pitta patter – Rebrand from Warburtons’

Warburtons’ baked pitta chips have been rebranded as Escapes in adventure-themed packaging. The snacks have 45% less fat than potato chips, and are described...
Tea is still Scotland’s favourite hot drink. Black tea down while green and decaff grow

Cuppa-crazy Scots still a nation of tea folk

Tea is still Scotland’s favourite hot drink, Black tea down while green and decaff grow DESPITE the allure of coffee and the health benefits of...
Paterson’s is sponsoring STV’s Loose Women. Advert indents feature a busy mum relaxing with tea and shortbread.

Lunchtime – the biscuit big break?

RETAILERS should consider encouraging shoppers to choose a cake-style treat as part of their lunch, according to Laura Smith, brand communications manager at Cuisine...
Men spend as much cash and more time on grooming than women and many now own hair dryers and hair straighteners according to surveys carried out for online grooming products and services sites.

Men fall in love with the mirror – Male grooming

MOISTURISER. Hair gel. Hair straighteners. All part of a woman’s regular grooming kit, right? Wrong. According to a new survey from socked.co.uk, 36% of chaps...
Cold pressed rapeseed oil is a home-grown alternative to olive oil. Producers argue that with half the saturated fatty acids of olive oil, there are environmental and health reasons for customers to switch.

Will home oil cash in on olive industry woes?

Not for the first time in recent years there are fears of an olive oil shortage. Should food-led stores be stocking up on extra-virgin...
Pepsico recently introduced Trop50, developed from its Tropicana brand. Vimto Soft Drinks says its Weight Watchers 500ml bottle is ideal for consumers looking for a healthy drink to go.

Drinking in the benefits – Low sugar and diet drinks

IN tough economic times, consumers may become less concerned about healthy products, but lines whose sales remain resilient, those which consumers still choose to...
KEPAK Convenience Foods has teamed up with video game Tomb Raider to offer one lucky consumer the ultimate survival experience.

On the road to snack survival

KEPAK Convenience Foods has teamed up with video game Tomb Raider to offer one lucky consumer the ultimate survival experience. To tie in with...
RUSTLERS Noodles Pot Snacks are the latest addition to the Kepak Convenience Foods portfolio.

Rustling up some hot noodles

RUSTLERS Noodles Pot Snacks are the latest addition to the Kepak Convenience Foods portfolio. Kepak reckons, drawing on Kantar data to 20 January 2013,...