In brief

01 June, 2007

Pixley Berries cordials have secured listings in Waitrose. Made from 60 per cent natural blackcurrant juice and available in 50cl bottles (rrp 2.99), the range includes Blackcurrant & Scottish Raspberries, Blackcurrant & Elderflower and Blackcurrant & Cox's Apples.

Brecon Carreg is launching a 1-litre sports cap bottle in July. It will also roll out promotional packs including 15-for-12 on the 75cl sports cap, 12-for-9 on 1.5-litre still and 24-for-20 on the 50cl still Brecon Carreg Natural Mineral Water.

Yazoo has joined forces with the Rugby Football Union. The RFU Yazoo Tag Rugby Programme is run by RFU coaches and will include 25,000 training sessions each year into schools. Yazoo is also sponsoring more than 50 regional Tag Rugby festivals throughout the UK.

Following the European Union ruling that it will be illegal to sell non-child resistant lighters in the EU after March 2008, Swedish Match has announced that its Swan, Cricket and Poppell lighter brands will offer child-resistant mechanisms.

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