Pick 'n' mix specialist Sweet Express, which has 40 stands in shopping centres and railway stations, is to launch an offer online.

The website, expected to go live in the next few weeks, will allow customers to choose from about 30 different types of sweets, including jellies, marshmallows, chocolates and fudges. The offer was not set in stone and the independently owned company was eager to receive ideas from customers, said Sweet Express managing director Chase Manders.

"We want to make our online store as interactive as possible for our clients. We have a few ideas up our sleeves but really want to know what the market wants. This includes product offering what people want in-store and online."

Meanwhile, the company has secured temporary retail space on selected dates at London Victoria, London Bridge, Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow railway stations.