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Barbeque

Forget about the weather

Scottish climate is no barrier to BBQ sales Scottish barbecue season may sound like the start of a joke but despite sometimes dreich weather, the reality is a …

Add some fizz for the party

Soft drink demand soars in the summer Summer accounted for more than a quarter of annual soft drinks sales in 2016, says Amy Burgess, trade communications …

A darker kind of ketchup

Consumers looking for something a little darker from their ketchup can now turn to the Hawkshead Relish Company thanks to the firm’s latest launch. Available …

A rare bit of Welsh support for the season

WELSH produce firm Snowdonia Cheese Company is gearing up for barbecue season with a retailer support campaign comprising point of sale and recipe cards. The …

Bridging the premium gap

Artisanal apple cider will be a key category driver over the next four years, according to Heineken, and it says it has launched Bulmers Orchard Pioneers to …

Planning for wine success

SPRING and summer can be an exciting and profitable time for retailers with the right planning, says Continental Wine and Food. And it predicts that consumers …

Where there’s a grill there’s a way

SUMMER is a time for barbecues, but Bestway sales director – retail, Richard Holmes, argues that to make the most of the season, convenience retailers need …

Fun in the sun

THE summer months of June to August account for 22.3% of all take-home food and drink spend in Scotland, totalling £2.2bn, according to Kantar Worldpanel. …

Capturing the summer spike

SOFT drinks sales often spike during the summer, thanks in part to being an ideal accompaniment to barbecues, says Donna Pisani, trade communications manager …

Sparkling in the mix

PRE-MIXED versions of popular mixed drinks and cocktails, and gin, which is currently going through a sales boom, are tipped as likely stars of the summer …

Ready to hot up

Summer’s a time to boost shelf space for sauces says c-store advice panel BARBECUE season is one of the top times for sauce and condiment sales according to …

Jack’s sauce adds honey

BRITISH barbecuers follow the example of outdoor food fans in America and the next major trend will be smoked barbie food, reckons Heather Soutar, of Baxters, …

Barbie food sales on a roll

WHEN consumers think barbie they very often also think burgers. And that, says bakery brand giant Warburtons, makes a good supply of rolls essential for …

Let the sun shine in

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. What are some of the key product categories to consider when barbecue weather hits and what’s the …

Lightening up the seasonal burger

BREAD can sometimes be the overlooked ingredient of a picnic or barbecue but, obviously,  every sandwich needs some form of the daily essential. With …

Be ready to react

RETAILERS should be thinking about their mix of fresh and chilled products ahead of the barbecue season, according to Bestway Batleys. And it says it is …