Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

C-store essentials

Health focus for next year

The firm behind major convenience brands including McVitie’s and Jacobs reckons that while snacking will continue to be an ingrained part of daily eating …

Three more for cheddars

JACOB’S has extended its Mini Cheddars range with the addition of three new flavours; Red Leicester, Stilton and Applewood. The three new flavours are …

Jerky to fuel Atlantic row

Wild West Jerky has joined forces with two Stirling-based firefighters in support of the pair’s bid to row across the Atlantic. Allan Huntly and Kris Elliot …

Make sense of snacking

Firms offer advice on broad category WHEN it comes to lunch, today’s consumer is faced with more choices than ever before, but so many SKUs and brands …

German crisps offer variety

Creating a point of difference with imported snacks CRISP and snack importers Envis Foods is urging retailers to create a point of difference for their store …

Meating demand

MEAT snack brand Moy Park has secured listings in Nisa and McColl’s stores across Scotland for its Good to Go branded ready-to-eat snacking range. Moy Park …

More bites of sunshine

Wakers has extended its Sunbites savoury snack range with the addition of two permanent flavours. New variants Sun Dried Tomato & Mozzarella, and Honey …

Sensation campaign to boost singles sales

The most impulsive of all categories, confectionery can certainly be counted as an essential in c-stores. Chocolate singles play a big part in any …

Missions of the next generation

What is considered a ‘must stock’ in one c-store might be a luxury in another, but is the crucial essential ‘knowing your customers’? THE nature and …

Innovation helps everyday treats

WITH research showing that 99% of UK households buy biscuits, they can safely be viewed as a must stock. The recently released Biscuits in Britain report from …

Losing sugar gaining sales

WITH an increasing number of consumers looking for healthy additions to their daily oral care routine, sugar-free gum is currently driving growth within the …

Tactics for selling Tic Tacs

Pocket confectionery is one of the most impulsive categories within confectionery, with seven out of ten purchases being unplanned, says Levi Boorer, customer …

Strong contender for fresh breath

LAST year more than 300m of its XXX Extra Strong Mints were consumed in the UK, according to Big Bear Confectionery. Head of trade marketing Ross Stanley said: …

Popping off

POPCORN is now the fastest growing sub-category within crisps, nuts and snacks, growing 34% year on year, according to IRI. Butterkist is looking to make sure …

Bags more gum choice

WRIGLEY has added a new on-the-go pack to its Extra sugar-free gum range, with the launch of a re-sealable 21-piece hanging bag. Peppermint and Spearmint …

Biscuits set to pass go

BISCUITS and cakes manufacturers have been increasing activity on snack-sized packs and snack multipacks and on biscuit and cakes ‘to go’ packs as they …