May 11th, 2020
NEW RANGE OF COCA-COLA PRICE-MARKED PACKS

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reduced the recommended price points for its range of price-marked packs (PMPs) across its colas portfolio.

1.75l bottles of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar – including the popular cherry and vanilla-flavoured variants – and Diet Coke are now available in a £1.75 PMP, and 1.5l bottles of Coca-Cola Original Taste and Coca-Cola Cherry are now available in a £1.95 PMP, enabling retailers to take advantage of the growing trend towards consumption within the home.

Sales of larger pack formats have increased in recent weeks , as shoppers want volume and good value for money, when buying drinks to enjoy at home instead of on-the-go.

 

 

April 28th, 2020
NRFN HARDSHIP FUND HITS £200K MARK

And having opened on 6 April, the fund has already awarded grants totalling £20,000 to cash strapped members.

Among FMCG companies to pledge support are Booker, Coca Cola European Partners GB and Japan Tobacco International.

Coke’s Vice President for Sales Rob Harris said: “The coronavirus outbreak has brought unprecedented challenges for the independent retail community. Despite many being under significant financial pressure, independent retailers are taking their role as key workers incredibly seriously, providing a lifeline for local people and once again demonstrating their importance at the heart of every community.”

 

 

April 28th, 2020
COCA-COLA SIGNATURE MIXER CO-CREATOR ALEX LAWRENCE TALKS ABOUT HIS VISION FOR LONDON’S LYANESS BAR POST-LOCKDOWN

As part of CCEP’s association with the Top 50 Cocktail Bars platform, Coca-Cola Signature Mixer Co-Creators have been sharing their recent experiences and advice to other bartenders / bar owners via a weekly support e-newsletter. Read some of Alex’s comments on the Top 50 consumer website.

 

 

April 14th, 2020
RESILIENCE, INNOVATION & COMPASSION – INDEPENDENT RETAIL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

CCEP’s Nick Brown helps shine a light on some of the convenience retailing heroes across the country on Better Retailing.com’s Coronavirus Support Hub.

“Whilst we’re all living through unprecedented times, it has been warming to read about some of the positives that have started appearing in the national news over the past couple of weeks, pulling out the human stories that give us hope.
The simple fact is that crises can bring out the best in people – and this is particularly true within the independent retail community.
I’ve been inspired and humbled by how resourceful, compassionate and resilient independent retailers have been during the coronavirus outbreak – but that’s not to say for one moment that I’ve been surprised.
Independent retailers have always played an invaluable role as community hubs – now, even more so than ever before.
With this in mind, we wanted to give the independent retail community a good news roundup of its own, as a reminder that even though times are hard, there’s so much good work to be proud of.”

 

 

April 7th, 2020
CCEP SUPPORTS BETTERRETAILING’S INDEPENDENT RETAILER CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT HUB

Industry partners have come together with Better Retailing.com to support independent retailers at this time. The Coronavirus Support Hub provides this community with the latest news and advice as well showcasing some of the convenience retailers that are going above beyond at this time. As well as a digital hub, content is published on its social channels and within its print titles – Retail Express & RN – which are now available digitally.

 

 

April 7th, 2020
UNITED WE STAND

Coca-Cola European Partners is the latest to pledge its support to the United We Stand campaign, in a bid to help the sector during the challenging period of the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign, launched by leading trade titles The Morning Advertiser​​, BigHospitality​​, MCA​​ and Restaurant​​ magazine, in partnership with key suppliers and industry experts, aims to provide timely and expert advice to operators struggling with the challenging market conditions.

 

 

March 16th, 2020
GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN POSTPONED

This week Keep Britain Tidy announced they have taken the decision to postpone the Great British Spring Clean until 11-27th September 2020.

We are also postponing our planned clean-ups until the new campaign period in September. We have been so pleased by the support customers have already shown for this year’s Great British Spring Clean and hope that they get behind it again later in the year, when we will be on hand to support once again. The greatBritish September Clean will have an even greater role to play in uniting communities after these difficult times – giving people an opportunity to come together, and show their support to help #KeepBritianTidy.

Anyone who has established plans to host clean-ups that they wish to continue with, should litter-pick in line with KBT’s safety guidelines and be sure to also align with the latest guidance from the government.