Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Chocolate Toothpaste

Crest have announced that its newest toothpaste flavour is - chocolate. The new Mint Chocolate Trek flavour is part of a new line called Crest Be, toothpastes meant to excite and inspire while still providing all the standard oral-hygiene benefits. The other two flavours include Lime Spearmint Zest and Vanilla Mint Spark.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Facebook 'Dislike'

Interest in Facebook has peaked and the social network could lose up to 80% of its users by 2017, researchers say. Facebook has reached the peak of its popularity and has entered a decline phase. The future suggests that Facebook will undergo a rapid decline in the coming years, losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017. Facebook is worth £84bn and has more than one billion users worldwide.

Canada Doesn't Love Marmite

A shipment of Marmite & Irn Bru bound for British food stores in Canada has been seized by local customs officials in a crackdown on banned additives. Lucozade, Bovril and Penguin bars were also seized as they all fall foul of the countries food laws. This has lead to Irn Bru developing a new formula which does not contain the banned Ponceau 4R food colouring to be sold in Canada.

Toffee Crisp Cereal

Nestle is extending its confectionary brand into the breakfast cereal market. Rolling out from Feb 3rd, the cereal made with crunchy toffee and chocolate cereal pieces is to be aimed at adults as Nestle said there were no cereals specifically targeting over 35's. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Marshmallowists

A great idea & a great business partnership! Flavoured gourmet marshmallows have proved a hit and it all happened by accident when two people met and shared their ideas and expertise.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Inflation Hits Target

Inflation is down to the target of 2% for the first time in four years. Alongside this growth in the economy is up, unemployment is slowly falling and business confidence and investment is back on the agenda. The UK recovery is snowballing. The challenge is to ensure it continues without storing up big problems for the future.

Zapp App

Zapp app to enable millions more shoppers to pay by smartphone. System launching in autumn will be available to 18 million UK current account holders from five banks in the new shift from card payments. This will allow customers to leave wallets at home as the new system can quickly take payment through a code sent to the customers smartphone or via scanning the code with your phone.

Pay-Per-Min Cafe

Ziferblat is a concept that has already proved popular in Russia - and now the chain has opened its first cafe in London's Old Street and this alternative pay-per-minute cafe has proved popular. Everything is free, expect the time you spend there, customers pay 3p per minute or £1.80 an hour for unlimited food, coffee and access to wi-fi. You can even bring your own food & drink.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Super Squeezy Squash

Vimto soft drinks has become the second drinks manufacturer to offer super concentrated pocket sized squash. Vimtos squeeze 'concentrated water flavourer' comes in a 50ml bottle and will provide up to 25 servings. What else will be shrinking in the future?

Rolling In It

Luxury car giant Rolls-Royce is to create 100 new jobs after reporting the fourth consecutive year of record sales. Over 3,630 cars were delivered to customers in 2013, the highest in the firm's history with plenty of personalised requests for inclusions including jewellery boxes and fridges to a family crest.


Tech business has won an extra £2.6 million of funding for its virtual fitting room which aims to take the risk out of shopping online for clothes. The British company's idea allows internet shoppers to create a 3D model of themselves which can be used to measure and try on garments. This tech has already been snapped by by Warehouse, Shop Direct & Clothing at Tesco.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Shops Dreaming of A Better Christmas

A dire day for UK high streets as retailers reveal poor Christmas trading figures with Morrison's, Tesco & Morrisons all experiencing a fall in expected profit and sales figures. Shoppers seem to be buying more online and making more trips to convenience stores rather than big out-of-town stores. With shoppers incomes being squeezed by rising prices & stagnant wages it is seeing a rise in sales for the likes of Aldi & Lidl.

Lucozade Advert Banned

An advertising campaign for the drink Lucozade Sport has been banned. The TV ad and poster received 63 complaints over claims it "hydrates and fuels you better than water". The drink's former makers, GlaxoSmithKline, said the health claims had been authorised by the EU. The ASA however said the claims were not accurately reflected in the adverts.

Get Well Soup

Heinz is bringing back its 'Get Well Soon Soup' campaign in support of the Starlight Children's Foundation. Consumers can send a personailsed £3.99 get well soup to a friend through the Facebook campaign with £1 going to the charity. They are also putting the charity's logo on limited edition cans.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Apple App Store Sales Hit $10bn

Over 1 million apps are available for iOS devices and it was a record breaking year for the sales of them as apple recorded £6.1bn worth of sales which included a record breaking December where they sold over 3 billion apps. Apple take a 30% cut from every sale and has made $4.5bn thanks to last years big games such as Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft.