Walkers’ Sensations range of crisps has undergone a packaging redesign, with a new flavour also added to its portfolio.Mexican Fiery Sweet Chipotle joins the line-up, which includes flavours such as Thai Sweet Chilli. The new pack design aims to communicate the exotic flavours of the crisps with large colourful images of the ingredients used.As well as a sharing bag, the new flavour will be available in a 40g bag with an RRP of 67p.
Source: Bakers BascoBakers Basco has reported a 54% increase in the number of its Omega bread baskets recovered in the second half 2020 compared with the previous six months.The company, which supplies bread baskets and dollies to the baking industry, put an additional £1m worth of equipment into the system in March to address pressure in the supply chain caused by panic buying at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.During the first lockdown, many household waste and recycling centre locations temporarily halted the collection of some or all recyclable materials, leading to blockages and a build-up of equipment in the supply chain. This left Bakers Basco’s baskets and dollies exposed for longer periods of time, increasing the chances of theft or misappropriation of the equipment.As lockdown restrictions started to ease, however, the organisation’s recovery team were able to recover 54% more Omega baskets in the second half of 2020, as well as 41% more Omega dollies.At the same time, Bakers Basco saw a 53% increase in the total number of visits made by its dedicated recovery team, resulting in improved attrition rates towards the end of last year.“While it was encouraging to see business getting back on track towards the second half of 2020, clearly we are facing another tough challenge in these uncertain times with the latest lockdown in place and must continue to be vigilant of the immediate impact this will have on our business,” said Bakers Basco general manager Paul Empson.Bakers Basco was set up in 2006 to create an industry-wide solution for transporting bread and morning goods, and to tackle the persistent problem of bread basket attrition.Originally backing the venture were plant bakery giants Allied Bakeries, Hovis, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons and Warburtons. Over the past 14 years membership has increased to cover 21 user members, accounting for the dispatch of more than three million baskets each week.
Over the weekend, Pretty Lights anonymously sent 50 lucky #PLFamily members a FedEx package with a wooden USB drive filled with 20+ unreleased live “flips” and soft announcement materials for Pretty Lights (Live)‘s return to Red Rocks Amphitheater and Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL. Details for Northerly Island’s episodic festival have today been shared by promoters Silver Wrapper, who are also presenting the inaugural Island of Light festival in Puerto Rico.EXCLUSIVE: Pretty Lights Details The Vision Behind NOLA Pop-Up Parade, Shares Insight On New AlbumOn August 18th-19th, Pretty Lights (Live) will hit Northerly Island with special guests The Floozies, Big Wild, Soul Rebels, Chali 2na, CloZee, and Maddy O’Neal. General On Sale begins Friday, May 19th at 11am CST right here. Check it out:In a recent interview with Derek Vincent Smith, he confirms there will be a total of eight of these events, including the recently announced The Gorge Ampthieatre weekend and the returns to Red Rocks Ampitheatre and Northerly Island. Two weeks ago, he hosted a surprise second line parade and pop-up show in New Orleans so demonstrate the direction of Pretty Lights.The massive production on Sunday doubled as a celebration and a music video shoot for Pretty Lights’ newest single, “The Sun Spreads In Our Minds,” which we can officially expect to hear next month. The song is also the lead track on the upcoming Pretty Lights album—his first official release since 2013’s A Color Map Of The Sun. More information can be found here.[photo by Phierce Photo]