Click through to view the price-marked Merrydown bottles

Click through to view the price-marked Merrydown bottles

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SHS Group has launched its Merrydown brand in price-marked 75cl glass bottles to take advantage of impulse buys.

The cider will cost GBP2.49 (US$3.87) in off-trade and wholesale outlets compared to its regular GBP2.55 price tag, SHS said yesterday (23 July). The promotion starts next month and will end in December or when stocks run out, the Northern Irish company said.

Price-marked six-packs will also be available for GBP9.35 (US$14.50) excluding VAT from wholesalers and cash-and-carry stockists. 

“There’s been a significant increase in both retailer and consumer interest in price-marked packs,” said head of brand marketing at Merrydown Amanda Grabham.

“Consumers appreciate the price being clearly displayed on the pack, and almost half of convenience shoppers say they are more likely to buy a product on impulse when it is price-marked.”

SHS bought Merrydown in 2005.