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  1. Trends & External Forces
Retail sales volumes fell by 2.3% in April 2024, following a drop of 0.2% in March 2024, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Sales in food retail were down by 0.8% in terms of the quantity bought. Sales volumes… This story continues at April retail sales hit by wet […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Bear is launching a new on-pack promotion in partnership with Water Babies to offer children the opportunity to win swimming lessons. Running across its Bear Little Paws and Fruit Treasures ranges, aimed at young children, the promotion is set to appeal to both new and… This story continues at Bear partners with Water Babies for […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Red Star Brands has announced its summer festival sponsorship line-up for RTD brand, Four Loko. Four Loko will be the sponsoring three summer music festivals in 2024; Parklife, Manchester (June 8-9), TRNSMT, Glasgow (July 12-14) and Leeds Festival (August 21-25). Red Star Brands is investing… This story continues at Four Loko announces trio of summer […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Forecourt retailers could unlock a £36m sales opportunity by upping the number of soft drinks sold from one in every four baskets to one in every three, according to manufacturer Britvic. The increase would equate to an extra £4,900 a year for every forecourt, according… This story continues at Britvic Soft Drinks Review 2024: huge […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Brothers Cider is to headline in its own festival-themed advertising campaign this summer. Running throughout the summer, the comprehensive £4m push comprises video-on-demand TV advertising, a nationwide 6-sheet poster campaign, extensive festival-related activation at more than 100 summer events, consumer PR, and a major drive… This story continues at Brothers launches festival-themed ad campaign Or […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Changes to the law to make assaulting a shopworker in the course of their job a standalone criminal office look likely to be shelved as a result of the snap general election called by prime minister Rishi Sunak earlier this week. The Tobacco & Vapes… This story continues at Separate offence for assaulting store staff […]
  1. Stores & Formats
An experienced Walsall convenience retailer has re-launched two existing stores to become Go Local Extra and Go Local fascia stores. With more than 40 years in the trade, Pete Khela operated under the Costcutter fascia for 30 years. His father ran a successful family-owned business… This story continues at New Go Local stores welcome customers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Jisp has announced that it has recruited the first new wholesalers to its Confex Savings Club powered by Jisp. Following a successful official launch at the Confex Trade Show in March, the new wholesale specific loyalty platform has reportedly been attracting a lot of interest… This story continues at Wholesalers sign up to Confex Savings […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Following yesterday’s (23 May) news when the prime minister, Rishi Sunak MP called the general election for 4 July, FWD is calling on all political parties to work with the wholesale sector to ensure it can thrive to play a full and active role in… This story continues at Following general election call, FWD urges […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
One Stop has announced it’s 2024 summer campaign, featuring weekly stunt deals and a customer activation. One Stop’s ‘Summer of Sport’ campaign is running across all UK company and franchise stores, with summer deals now available in-store. With a summer filled with different sporting events,… This story continues at One Stop introduces 2024 ‘Summer of […]
  1. Department: Food
The World of Sweets Field Sales team has launched a range of “healthier products”, available through its convenient app. The importer, distributor and wholesaler of confectionery said it has improved and upgraded its service to customers via its app and Field Sales team, offering exclusive… This story continues at World of Sweets Field Sales team […]
  1. Department: Food
Brutal Fruit, a part of the Budweiser Brewing Group portfolio, has announced the launch of Brutal Fruit Cider, the new premium cider, across off-trade channels. The UK Cider category represents a huge opportunity of £2.9bn in sales. However, recent research suggests it is losing relevance… This story continues at Budweiser launches Brutal Fruit Cider in […]