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Weekly Round-Up ... 15 November 2022

Kevin the Carrot made his highly anticipated return to Irish television screens on Thursday 10 November. This year’s ALDI Ireland Christmas ad opens with Katie, Baby, Jasper and Chantenay hurrying through a busy airport, as they race to catch a flight to Paris. Once they are sitting happily on the plane, Katie notices that someone is missing – it’s … ‘KEVIN!’ Rita Kirwan, marketing director, ALDI Ireland, said that it is always the “most wonderful time of the year” when Kevin the Carrot returns to our screens. “Everyone at ALDI Ireland is thrilled to share this year’s eagerly anticipated Christmas advert,” Kirwan added. “This year’s ad pays homage to a beloved Christmas family classic that is sure to entertain film fans, and we reckon it’s our best yet! Over the last seven years, Kevin has become part and parcel of the festive season here in Ireland, and we’re confident that his performance this year will have Irish viewers shouting, ‘KEVIN!’”

Tesco Oughterard has officially opened for business and is the eighth Tesco store to launch across Co Galway in recent months. At more than 4,000 square foot the new store promises customers a modern retail experience and a wide selection of quality fresh local and Irish produce. Local suppliers Galway Bay Seafoods, Divilly’s Meats and Bacus Bhearna, are among a host of local producers who can be found on the shelves in Oughterard. Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland, said, "We have had such a warm welcome from all the communities where we are now based, and we are committed to ensuring that these new stores play a big part in local communities for many years to come.”

Tesco Ireland has opened the doors of its newest store at BallybaneCo Galway after an extensive renovation. The store measures just over 7,000 square foot and the retailer noted that it will stock wide variety of fresh Irish produce as well as quality products from a host of local suppliers. The new store was officially opened by store manager and Mervue native Patricia Rabbitte.  At the opening Rabbitte, said, “We are really looking forward to welcoming the community back with open arms, and we hope that customers will enjoy their shopping experience with us. "We are delighted to be open for business after a busy period of preparations, and it’s great to see customers coming through the doors.”

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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