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Easter and spring occasions

NPD spree for Easter

Mondelez lays out 2018 plan

A special approach to Easter sales

REPORTING that it doubled sales during Easter this year, Ferrero is bringing back its Thorntons Dessert Eggs range for 2017. The Lemon Meringue, Pecan Pie and …

Bounce up in spring

Easter presents  opportunities and the giants of chocolate reckon they know how to make the best of them. BIG selling favourites from Mars Chocolate are being …

Maille launches limited edition jars for Easter

MAILLE, the speciality mustard brand from Unilever UK, is launching limited-edition Easter packaging for its Dijon Originale and Wholegrain mustards. The …

Stork with butter’s Easter campaign

UNILEVER UK is launching a new £1.6 million Easter marketing campaign to promote Stork with Butter, comprising of TV, social and digital VOD marketing. The TV …

Big brand push mixes up and breaks out

BIG brands and new products are at the centre of Nestlé activity for Easter and beyond in 2016. One launch is the introduction of the Milkybar Milkshake Mix …

Putting the bite on health

HEALTHY chocolate is a term that can be met with scepticism but manufacturer Elizabeth Shaw says people are eating chocolate more healthily through portion …

Eggs added as gift size grows brand

POPPETS has introduced a new product in time for Easter. The 140g gift box of Poppets Mini Eggs has an RRP of £1. Brand owner Big Bear says that gift boxes of …

Spring into boxed sales boosts

WE’RE now smack bang in the middle of one the most important periods of  the year for boxed chocolate sales, says chocolate confectionery producer Ferrero. …

Demands of the season

IN retail terms Easter and the other spring occasions aren’t only about chocolate. But special seasonal chocolate treats, sharing bags and gifts can …

Bags of new candy choice

IT’S not only chocolate that enjoys a spring in sales around Easter time. According to Swizzels, sugar confectionery also sees a boost and it says sales of …

Sweet treats dropping for spring

MARGINS of up to 49% are available from its Easter-themed confectionery according to cash and carry firm Hancocks. The Happy Easter range of more than 20 new …

Aim to sell early and sell often

LAST year 8.3m households bought early for Easter and 80% of shoppers bought again before the big day according to Nestlé Confectionery. The Smarties and …

Ferrero goes large and adds Joy

BOXED chocolate sales for the three main spring occasions are worth £139m, says Ferrero and it reckons its own £22m sales that it achieved in spring last …

Fancy taking a spring shelfie?

CADBURY Creme Egg is giving retailers a chance to be a winner in the lead up to the spring confectionery sales season with its ‘shelfie’ competition. For …

Fresh campaign to protect teeth at Easter

GLAXOSMITHKLINE has unveiled a new Easter campaign for its Aquafresh toothpaste brand, encouraging families to remember to look after their teeth while …