Florette is aiming to persuade consumers that salad is for Christmas, not just summer, with the launch of a limited edition Deluxe Christmas Salad.
On sale throughout December, it is a mix of radicchio, escarole, Lollo Rossa, Baby Mizuna and Baby Tatsoi leaves.
Novelty extras include a port and cranberry dressing, presented in pack in 30g sachets, complete with a sachet of sweet, dried cranberry sprinkles.

finger creations
Budgens has launched a new Party Creations range in time for Christmas ­ a variety of finger foods priced from £1.49 to £3.99 for seasonal social occasions.
The canape-sized range is aimed at shoppers catering for buffets and drinks parties and includes vol au vents, Brie and cranberry filo tartlets, and mini toad-in-the-hole.

soft alternative
Drinks Express is set to bring another New Zealand favourite to the UK with the launch of a range of adult beverages designed to provide a "natural alternative" in soft drinks.
The Phoenix Natural Drinks range includes lemonade, cola and ginger beer ­ all sweetened with honey and containing no caffeine, sugar or artificial preservatives. Rsp for 350ml will be between £1.25 and £1.79, and the drinks are available through distributors Marigold Health Foods and St Hubert Foods.

the butler's back
Imperial Tobacco will once again be supporting Lambert & Butler cigarettes with a Christmas consumer advertising campaign. The seasonal adverts will feature on billboards nationwide from the beginning of next month, featuring the renowned Lambert and his butler.