In the final edition of our weekly News Bulletin before 2011 is out, we’re embracing the festive bulge and talking about everything from edible baubles to TBP cupcakes and Yorkshire beer. Well, ’tis the season of course!

From cereals which make a splash on shelf, to the new shade of 2012, read it all in the weekly news bulletin!

Emotive and simple pack designs that showcase a product’s sustainability are more likely to attract shoppers and help them make snap decisions, according to research from agency The Big Picture.

We indulge ourselves with everything from vodka to cupcakes this week with the first bulletin of the festive season…

What do space chimps, chocolate houses, cygnets, Fenton, bow ties and David Beckham all have in common? Almost nothing, except they’re all covered in our super-eclectic TBP News Round-Up.