Some old favourite brands got dressed up this year. Schweppes mixers and Nescafé both got their first packaging revamp in 20 years, while four-finger Kit Kat and Cadbury Dairy Milk both had shiny new flow-wrap outfits. Hovis loaves sported new funky packaging and The Grocer broke the story on milk's new look ­ two-pint bags from Dairy Crest. Trialled in 12 Sainsbury's stores, it received a poor reception and was shelved. Marks and Spencer introduced a cholesterol-reducing And More range in February and The Grocer revealed a new Findus Feeling Great range in April. The national media got very excited about HL Foods' Omelette, Chips and Beans in a can in December. They were a little behind the times however, as The Grocer had run the story in March. Sharing was a key trend, with Birds Eye Wall's bringing out its Enjoy! collection of meals for two or more in January, while M&S's Share the Taste and Sainsbury's Tapas joined S&A's Perween Tapas (another story exclusive to The Grocer) on the sharing trail. Persil and Ariel wrestled for the honour of being the first to launch washing liquid capsules, but were pipped at the post in March by the Co-op's own label Brio Actipods. Meanwhile, John West just pipped Princes to the post to put the first tuna in pouches in stores while parent Heinz introduced a green variety of its iconic Tomato Ketchup. {{NEWS }}