Porridge bar brand Stoats has launched an oat bar with no added sugar and is repackaging its range. The new Stoats Uber bars are sweetened only with the natural fruit syrup, Sweet Freedom. They are also made with organic virgin coconut
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Corkers, the Cambridgeshire crisp brand, launched at The Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London in September, has secured listings in Harvey Nichols stores in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol. The brand is also being stocked in independent stores
The Co-operative is offering smart phone users the chance to win Take That tickets with a new virtual Christmas cracker mobile phone app. Downloadable for free for Android devices from today (15 December 2010), the app can be used like
Leading UK audio brand, GEAR4, is launching licensed Angry Birds cases for iPhone and iPod touch in partnership with Rovio, creator of the hit game. The range of products are available to buy at O2, Apple and HMV stores.
Fashion clothing brand Lyle & Scott has launched a mobile optimised web site in partnership with BT’s retail specialist e-commerce division, BT Fresca. The golden eagle brand was founded in the Scottish borders over 130 years ago and won the
Bob Farrand, chairman of the Guild of Fine Food and organiser of the World Cheese Awards, has picked a Christmas cheese board featuring eight world champion cheeses. According to Farrand, the selection will end every festive meal on a high.
La Cave, the London Bridge/Borough Market-based restaurant and wine bar, has launched a range of Christmas gifts spanning Champagne, fine wines and cigars. It includes: Champagne Veuve Clicquot Non Vintage, ranging from a standard 75cl bottle to a Balthazar, which
Robinsons Fruit Shoot has gone on sale in Australia following a distribution agreement between brand owner Britvic and Bickford’s, a premium soft drinks business based in Adelaide. Britvic is aiming to reinvigorate the children’s soft drinks category abroad – Robinsons
The Co-operative is introducing a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Reserva into its Fairtrade wine range. The new wine is made by Viñedos Los Robles, which was the first Fairtrade winery to be established in Chile. Los Robles works with 15 small grape
Cherrygood, claimed to be one of the UK’s fastest growing juice drinks, claims the cherry drink makes an ideal alternative to red wine and non-alcoholic beverage at Christmas. It has also created a series of alcoholic cocktails using the cherry
Turkeys at a Co-operative Group farm in Stoughton, Leicstershire, are being reared in a playground equipped with seesaws, swings, a disco ball and a four-acre paddock plus a 100ft poly tunnel for shelter. According to the retailer, the ‘playground’ is
Corkers, a new crisp brand made from Naturalo potatoes grown on a family farm in the Cambridgeshire Fens, launch at the end of this month, November 2010. Previewed at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London in September 2010,
Independent soft drinks company, Feel Good Drinks, has launched a new range of Feel Good Kids drinks in Asda and Waitrose stores nationwide. According to the company, the new drinks are juicier with no added sugar and now provide kids
Retail Times editor Fiona Briggs gets a taste for festive food and drink at the House & Garden Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia, London (3-7 November 2010) 1. Debbie & Andrew’s Premium sausage maker, Debbie & Andrew’s, was causing
Samsung has launched a marketing campaign for its new tablet computer, Galaxy Tab, and is claiming a UK first by advertising on YouTube’s mobile site. The campaign will run across in-game advertising with Playstation, reach blocks on Facebook, online search
The Co-operative has introduced Whoopie Pies, cake-like treats popular in the US, into its own-brand bakery range. According to the retailer, Whoopie Pies are the latest thing to hit fashionable bakeries. They consist of two sponge pillows filled with a sweet buttercream
French wine merchant Seabright and Seabright has launched a case of 12 wines designed to be drunk on each day of the Christmas calendar.
Porter Foods is distributing Chrismtas puddings from award-winning Australian producer, Pudding Lane. According to Porter Foods, the puds are idea for retail and food servcie. The puddings are made from a family recipe with locally sourced ingredients including fruit; free
Paint company Crown has added a Traditional Mid Sheen finish to its Period Colours paint collection. According to the company, the new finish is designed to provide an authentic and grown up look with a heritage feel. There are 12
Otley Brewery claims its Real Beer Box, a customisable crate of world beers, makes an ideal Christmas present for the person who has everything and it can be ordered on line. Available in boxes of 12, customers can choose from
Department store Selfridges is celebrating the revival of the fondue as the trend for ‘cocooning cuisine’ leads home entertaining. Selfridges reports sales of fondue sets have soared by 120% at stores and online this year (compared to 2009), as consumers
Waitrose is to match the prices of 1,000 branded products with Tesco. The move builds on the launch of its essentials own label range in March 2009, which makes up 17% of sales. The lines included in the price match
Sainsbury’s is relaunching its premium Taste the Difference own label range today. The move is designed to rebuild sales of the brand, which has been hit by its own re-launched Basics range plus rival own labels. Speaking at Insight’s Future
Samsung Electronics UK has unveiled exclusively designed notebooks today to coincide with the opening of Lily Allen and Sarah Owen’s new vintage shop, Lucy in Disguise. The SF310 notebooks, which feature in the store, boast a bespoke Lucy in Disguise design
Samsung Electronics UK teamed up with designer Sir Terence Conran and his flagship Conran Store to promote innovative design. Samsung’s new 7.98mm pencil-thin LED 9000 TVs will feature in a one-off retail installation in The Conran Shop, located in the