Scottish Grocer & Convenience Retailer

C-store essentials

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 …

Busy lives to boost snacks

SNACKING is growing, because consumers’ increasingly hectic and busy lives are increasing demand for snacks and especially for products that can be eaten on …

Hoops in the sun on TV

AS part of the launch of its new Golden Hoops, Hula Hoops is back on TV this month. Part of a £1.5m media campaign, the ad features two Golden Hoops on sun …

Pop go the flavours

BUTTERKIST launches two new flavours in its popcorn range this month. Butterkist Choc Mallow Popcorn is available in a 170g bag and Butterkist Coconut and …

Flavour of the future

Golden Wonder invests heavily in a fully flavoured push as Walkers admires brand giant’s sauce DESPITE increasingly intense competition from a widening …

Parental choice

PARENTS are increasingly choosing more wholesome, nutritional food and drinks for their children’s lunchboxes, says Ishen Paran, sales director of Bear …

Seize the chance with dedication

DEDICATED lunchbox bays filled with best-selling brands and handy packs can help grow sales. That’s the advice from Mondelez International. It says that over …

Shake up for low-carb drinks

ATKINS has repacked its shakes, said to contain 85% less carbohydrates and 93% less sugar than regular strawberry or chocolate flavour drinks, in a bid to make …