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CCEP launches new products and UEFA activity to support the trade

Date: May 2, 2021Leave a comment

Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled a raft of activity to add excitement to the soft drinks category. In a first for the energy category, the company has introduced Monster Nitro, […]

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RNF is rebranded as b2b.store to reflect focus on wholesale

Date: April 20, 2021Leave a comment

RNF, the company responsible for launching the first ordering app in the wholesale sector for Bestway in 2013, is being rebranded as b2b.store. The move follows the launch of b2b.store […]

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Further potential for growth in savoury snacks – Matt Smith, Tayto Group

Date: March 3, 2021Leave a comment

Matt Smith, marketing director of Tayto Group (pictured), highlights trends in the savoury snacks category and outlines the company’s product developments designed to meet consumer demands. What effect is the […]

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Demand for California walnuts continues to grow

Date: February 26, 2021Leave a comment

Despite the ongoing challenges brought about by COVID-19, the demand for California walnuts in the UK continues to grow. As of January 2021, California walnut shipments were showing a year-on-year […]

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2021 will be the year for beer: stock up now! says Budweiser

Date: February 9, 2021Leave a comment

Shoppers are set to stock up for at-home occasions big and small this year – even as restrictions lift, predicts Neil Baker, head of category management at Budweiser Brewing Group. […]

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CCEP confirms continued support for wholesale sector in 2021

Date: December 18, 2020Leave a comment

Coca-Cola European Partners has confirmed that it will continue its ‘more affordable’ wholesale promotions on core Coke, Schweppes and Appletiser SKUs in the first quarter of next year. In addition, […]

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‘Do not overlook the high margins’ – Gavin Anderson of Republic Technologies

Date: September 30, 2020Leave a comment

Gavin Anderson (pictured), general sales manager of Republic Technologies (UK), advises wholesalers on making the most of the tobacco accessories category. What proportion of your business goes through the cash […]

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Over-trade means extra focus – Matt Smith of Tayto

Date: August 12, 2020Leave a comment

Tayto not only dedicates significant resources to wholesale, it also offers products that are not widely available in the mults, reports marketing director Matt Smith (pictured). What proportion of your […]

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California Raisins are staying on top thanks to technical advantages

Date: June 25, 2020Leave a comment

Free from artificial colours, flavour enhancers, stabilisers and preservatives, California raisins help manufacturers achieve a spectrum of subtle, balanced flavours, from deep and earthy to highly aromatic, and are taking […]

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The role of private brands should be redefined: Daymon and Robinson Young

Date: June 3, 2020Leave a comment

Retailers need to adapt their strategy to the post-pandemic environment and redefine the role that private brands have to play, according to a report by Daymon, which recently signed a […]

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Foodservice operators switching emphasis is a positive, says TWC’s Tanya Pepin

Date: April 6, 2020Leave a comment

As Bidfood and JJ Food Service launch direct-to-consumer home delivery services, Tanya Pepin, managing director of data insight specialist TWC, considers the switch in focus by different types of foodservice […]

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A new era of ‘wholetailing’ as wholesalers take on the multiples

Date: March 25, 2020Leave a comment

With Bidfood, JJ Foodservice and other wholesalers launching a direct-to-consumer (DTC) service, data insight specialist TWC questions the long-term potential of this strategy: Does this have longevity beyond COVID19? Minimum order […]

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