Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Milking the sugar tax exemption

THE arrival of the sugar tax has caused some retailers to reassess their meal deal offer with the price of a number of full sugar soft drinks rising under the new regime.

Feeling slush this summer

SLUSH makes for a strong summer on-the-go offer, at least according to Scott Murray at Cot House Services in Dunoon.
Dennis and Linda Williams’ Premier Deli concept was introduced to their store in August last year. Their burger and chili chicken noodles are bestsellers.

Going great

Scottish Grocer spoke to two retailing couples who recently invested in food to go and have already seen results
Above left, Fife Creamery sales director Steve Appolinari, pictured at the company’s 60th birthday exhibition at Keavil House Hotel in Dunfermline last year. Star of the show was the food-to-go counter, showing the full range available in the category.

“It’s not tough to make a sandwich”

Food to go is sweeping c-stores across the UK and Steve Appolinari of Fife Creamery says retailers shouldn’t be afraid to take the plunge
Mug Shot World Cup special flavours

A world in a mug

CONSUMERS are increasingly willing to experiment with more adventurous flavours from around the world
HIM said it is important for retailers to note that the rise of FTG doesn’t mean fewer shoppers are purchasing fuel.

FTG is the new fuel

The main reason for shoppers visiting a forecourt is now food to go, according to convenience retailing industry analyst HIM Research & Consulting

Protein in high demand

SHOPPERS are looking for more variety in their on-the-go snacks and where sandwiches and crisps have dominated the sector, there is growing demand for higher protein foods and more unusual flavours.

Big cheese gets bigger

STRESSING its natural credentials can help retailers grow their cheese snack sales, says Judit Palfi, brand manager at Cathedral City Snacking. 

Acres of ‘free-from’ added at Costcutter

FREE-from snack brand Ten Acre now has its range of hand cooked crisps and popcorn listed in Costcutter stores.

Go easy

QUICK-to-cook micro-snacks can help retailers meet shoppers’ demand for hot food to go when they are out and about.

Rice to see you

EMPIRE Bespoke Foods has launched a new range of whole grain, brown rice based snacks to tempt health-conscious shoppers .

Control in pack

INNOVATION keeps the snack market fresh according to Border Biscuits and brand and innovation director Lesley Ann Gray said its new Snack Pack range helps shoppers manage their treat consumption.

Creating bags more variety

THE snacking category rarely sits still for long. And this month sees a rush of new and renewed crisps, nuts and other snacks making their way onto shelves.

Nibbles going orange

FOLLOWING the launch of its  McVitie’s Digestives Nibbles range last year, Pladis added a Chocolate Orange variety this summer.

Forward for food to go

Research points to five years of growth ahead.

Crisp carnival ad on the air

Walkers Sensations have been indulging in carnival fun as part of a new ad campaign launched to coincide with the roll-out of new flavours and...