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Did You Know...? 1 June 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know...? 1 June 2020

Did you know...? ABP has been awarded seven stars across three of its Tipperary Dry Aged (TDA) Beef products at the international Superior Taste Awards. The Superior Taste Awards are run by the International Taste Institute, a global authority on testing and the promotion of superior food and drink products. ABP's TDA Beef is a premium dry-aged beef range and was launched in November 2020. The group's TDA Striploin Steak was awarded three stars, recognising its exceptional taste qualities and receiving 90% of the available marks from the judging panel.

Did you know...? Swedish online second-hand shop Sellpy, which is majority-owned by fashion giant H&M, said on Monday it was opening in 20 more European countries, in a bet that demand for sustainable fashion will keep growing. The start-up handles the entire sales process from picking up the goods from sellers' homes to photographing, selling and shipping, reports Reuters. The expansion will take its number of markets to 24 after it first launched in 2014 in Sweden. Sellpy said in a statement that second-hand was one of the fastest growing market segments within the fashion industry. "Every garment bought pre-owned saves resources for our planet," said head of expansion, Gustav Wessman. "Demand in our new markets is growing rapidly."

Did you know...?  Swiss retailer Migros has launched three new organic private-label fruit yoghurt SKUs containing no added sugar. The flavours include mango-apple, fruit mix and exotic. The fruit mix yoghurt contains strawberries, apple puree, pear puree, raspberries, blackberry puree, and black carrot juice concentrate, among other ingredients. Some of the ingredients in the exotic variant include mangoes, bananas, passion fruit juice and lemon juice concentrate.

Did you know...? Wine sales in Italy’s large-scale retail channel increased by 8.1% in volume terms, to 22 million litres, in the first four months of 2021, new data has shown. In the same period, wine sales were up by 20% in value terms, according to the IRI research for Vinitaly, which also highlighted strong growth in sparkling wines and moderate growth in wine. The best performing wines in 2021 are those featuring a specific designation of origin, while Prosecco remains the sparkling wine champion, according to the data.

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