A QUICK chat with Rita or Norris won't be on
the agenda the next time someone pays a visit to 'The Kabin' in
Coronation Street, as local fans of the soap will be keeping an
eye out for some local sweets instead.
Rita Sullivan has shown her good taste by
turning to Lisburn confectioner Robert Roberts to stock her
Coronation Street newsagent.
company revealed this week that they have secured a stand for
its Rafflers sweets in Britain's most famous corner shop, The
From next week, viewers of the ITV soap
should keep their eyes peeled for Weatherfield's Jack Duckworth
and Ken Barlow tucking into a bag of locally-produced, wine gums
or brandy balls.
The firm's marketing manager, Sinead Adair, said
she was delighted Robert Roberts was enjoying the sweet smell of
"We got the product placement when a business
associate mentioned he had a contact with Corrie's production
team," she added.
"As soon as we sent product samples,
including our jelly babies and clove rock, they agreed to
include the range in the show, and we are thrilled."
The distinctive red Rafflers bags were placed
on set three weeks ago, and the episodes will be aired from
Sinead said: "We've been told that the
Rafflers stand is situated just next to the magazines, so I will
certainly be keeping an eye out."