For consumers who find hard rock confectionery a little tough on the gnashers, Hancocks Cash and Carry has launched a Soft Rock range. The 2kg bags come in bubblegum, cherry, rhubarb & custard. "Sold as a bulk product, many retailers might also use their flexibility to bag up small amounts ready for sale," suggests purchasing director Jonathan Summerley.

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