Launched in 1919, Aperol is the traditional Italian aperitif and the No.1 branded cocktail in the UK. It is best enjoyed in its signature serve, the Aperol Spritz. Its secret recipe has remained unchanged for over 100 years and is an infusion of herbs and roots in a perfectly balanced combination. Light (11% ABV), refreshing and renowned for its unique, bittersweet taste, the Aperol Spritz is the perfect way to start your evening all year round.
The popularity of Aperol Spritz has grown continuously and it has become the No.1 branded cocktail in the UK. Aperol continues to rise in popularity, recording 23% growth in 2019 and the brand’s success in bringing consumers together at home has continued in 2020 as it doubles in size (+105.3%) in the off-trade during lockdown.
Since it launched in 2001, the Boost business has successfully and consistently grown and thrived with a strong challenger brand proposition in a sector of the soft drinks industry that continues to be dominated by global giants such as Red Bull and Coca Cola. Under the continued leadership and entrepreneurial spirit of Simon Gray, Boost has achieved a strong and sustainable position and commercial performance underpinned by a culture that is recognised and celebrated by its staff as much as its customers and consumers.
While Boost has never been in a position to out-spend its competitors when it comes to business strategy it does have the ability and attitude at the core of its culture to simplify what others make complex, to act quickly and decisively when validated opportunities arise and to build a close dialogue with all its customer audiences. Boost has now achieved the position of #3 energy SKU in the independent convenience market (source IRI 09/19) and a rapidly growing international brand footprint.
Through a focused commitment to building trade relationships in the wholesale/cash & carry channel and understanding and delivering upon the needs of both retailers and consumers in that channel, Boost has built up a strong reputation as a business to be reckoned with and under the leadership of Simon Gray, a long term strategy that couples a commitment to its existing markets with an ambition to diversify and grow into new areas of opportunity and possibility.
BAT UK is the largest manufacturer and distributor of vaping products in the UK and sees its future focused on providing smoke-free, alternative nicotine products for the UK’s 7 million smokers and almost 2 million vapers. Its flagship vaping brand is ‘Vype’ and flagship non-tobacco oral nicotine product is called ‘Velo’. BAT UK was the first tobacco manufacturer to launch a vaping product in the UK market in 2013.
BAT UK is part of the BAT Group, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, with nicotine and tobacco brands sold in more than 180 countries. The BAT Group employs over 55,000 people worldwide and has factories in 48 countries. Globally, BAT Group offers a portfolio of smoke-free, alternative nicotine products, including vapour, oral tobacco pouches, non-tobacco oral nicotine pouches, and tobacco heating products.
The BAT Group has invested over £3.2 billion in its portfolio of potentially reduced risk products. Its research into batteries, devices and e-liquids is carried out at its global research and development centre in Southampton – the only major tobacco and vaping company with such a significant dedicated facility in the UK.
Nisa Retail has been working with independent retailers for more than 40 years, helping them to grow their businesses through a comprehensive support package.
Since becoming part of the Co-op in May 2018 we have been well placed to make greater investment in price and promotions and in doing so improving our offer to our retailers.
This brings increased buying power and a broader product range to Nisa’s offer, including more than 2,000 lines from Co-op’s award-winning high-quality own label range, while respecting Nisa’s culture of independence. We believe our tie-up with the Co-op will future-proof the business and provide retailers with a stronger platform to serve the needs of their communities and customers.
We engage in extensive research and insights into upcoming market trends, category management, designs and materials to ensure our modular, state-of-the-art Evolution store format will help retailers to develop their businesses, with those converting to Nisa’s Evolution format enjoying average sales uplifts of 12%.
Nisa also provides a complete retail support package comprising a strong retail focused team, a staff training facility and a comprehensive marketing package incorporating social media and PR support, bespoke leaflets, point of sale material, a personalised Nisa FM radio network and national advertising.
This is all delivered by Nisa’s industry leading supply chain which retailers can trust with an impressive 99.9% of deliveries made on the day and 95% successfully made on time. The average availability rate in 2019 was also market-leading in the sector at 98%, meaning retailers can rely on Nisa to get the goods they want for their customers, when they want them.
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Post Office plays a vital role in communities up and down the country. Central to this are postmasters – whether small, independent businesses or our larger commercial partners; they are our public face, serving our customers every day. Post Office services are an essential element of the local economy, providing access to vital services like mails, banking and bill payments.
There are some 11,500 Post Offices in the UK and 98% are run by retailers: the modern Post Office franchise is designed for CTNs, convenience stores large and small, and forecourts. Having a Post Office in a shop is an important driver of customer footfall for a retailer and ensures their store is a destination of choice.
The Post Office offer is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ and we’re giving retailers greater flexibility to offer services their customers want. We’re looking for opportunities to attract customers, and increase our network with more new outlets which offer quick and easy access to services, including self-service options.
Post Office will continue to evolve and grow in order to be even more relevant to our customers – and our retail partners – in the future than we are today.
For more information visit www.postoffice.co.uk and to find out about Post Office business opportunities visit www.runapostoffice.co.uk
At Premier Foods, we love how food brings people together to create moments of pleasure in a busy world.
We create some of the UK’s most loved brands across five key categories:
– Flavourings and Seasonings – Bisto, Paxo, Oxo
– Cooking Sauces & Accompaniments – Sharwoods, Loyd Grossman, Homepride
– Quick Meals, Snacks and Soups – Batchelors, Soba
– Ambient Desserts – Ambrosia, Angel delight.
– Ambient cakes – Mr Kipling & Cadburys
Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century, and we continue to innovate to keep them part of modern life. Our business’s purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. Our products are as popular as ever – so much so, that you’ll find our brands in 94% of British households.
Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) is one the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. SBF GB&I was formed in 2014 as Lucozade Ribena Suntory and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. Our much-loved soft drinks brands include Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport, Lucozade Revive,
Ribena, Orangina and MayTea.
Our business is driven by our “Yatte Minahare” spirit and our role is to have a positive impact on the lives of our consumers by providing them with a responsible choice of great-tasting drinks that people can feel good about while enabling them to lead active lifestyles.