Britvic reinforces commitment to great service

Date: April 19, 2016Leave a comment

Trystan Farnworth (pictured), commercial director of wholesale at Britvic, offers a candid assessment on where and how wholesalers can improve. What is your biggest source of frustration when you scour […]

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Zero calories but masses of consumer appeal

Date: April 18, 2016Leave a comment

Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is launching Lucozade Zero, a new low-calorie drink. Available from 2 May in Orange and Pink Lemonade variants, the new line will come in 380ml PMP […]

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UB: how to achieve better biscuit sales

Date: April 18, 2016Leave a comment

United Biscuits has launched a ‘Better Biscuits, Best Sellers’ initiative, aimed at achieving total biscuit category growth by up to £88 million in the next five years. The campaign supports the company’s current advice platform […]

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Imperial Tobacco provides further guidance on the EUTPD II

Date: April 14, 2016Leave a comment

As part of its ‘Partnering for Success’ initiative, Imperial Tobacco has released a video offering guidance to the trade on the EU Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD II) and standardised packaging […]

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Top line-up for Scottish Wholesale Association conference

Date: April 13, 2016Leave a comment

The Big Issue founder Lord John Bird will be the keynote speaker at the Scottish Wholesale Association’s annual conference, being held at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire from 10-12 June. Representing […]

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Wholesale fruit & veg service through Nisa delivers 17% rise

Date: April 13, 2016Leave a comment

Nisa Retail’s new wholesale fresh produce service, which was launched last month, has already led to a 17% volume increase in the category. The initiative has also made fresh produce […]

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Bidvest Foodservice sponsors young professional chef award

Date: April 4, 2016Leave a comment

Bidvest Foodservice, along with 19 of its supplier partners, is to sponsor this year’s Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Professionals Competition, which supports the development of up and coming chefs and […]

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Brakes sets up specialist Scottish operation

Date: April 4, 2016Leave a comment

Brakes Group, whose Scottish operations have a turnover of more than £68 million in regionally-produced foods, has set up a specialist division north of the border. The formation of Brakes […]

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Seven new members join Confex to take turnover to over £2.5 billion

Date: April 4, 2016Leave a comment

Major UK paper and office equipment wholesaler Spicers, with a turnover of £350 million, has joined Confex – one of seven concerns that have recently aligned themselves with the diversified […]

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Mars taps into the buzz of Euro 16 with #Believe

Date: April 1, 2016Leave a comment

Mars, official supporter of The FA since 2009, is launching a brand new campaign, #Believe, which taps into the excitement ahead of Euro 16 – the biggest football tournament this […]

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Wrigleys launches Doublemint mints and a new sugar-free gum recipe

Date: April 1, 2016Leave a comment

Wrigley has overhauled the Doublemint brand with a new sugar-free recipe for the gum and the addition of new sugar-free Doublemint mints. The mints come in a single roll pack (rsp […]

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Extensive trade support for Crabbie’s Grand National

Date: March 25, 2016Leave a comment

With the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National scheduled for 7-9 April, the UK’s number one selling alcoholic ginger beer is benefiting from a six-figure sum being invested in festival activation by brand owner Halewood […]

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