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Did You Know...? 28 March, 2018

Published on Mar 28 2018 11:03 AM

Did You Know...? 28 March, 2018

Did you know…? While avocados have enjoyed a surge in popularity over recent years, the humble pineapple is set to become the fastest-growing fruit in the UK, according to Tesco. The supermarket said that sales of whole pineapples have grown by nearly 15% last year.

Did you know…? After tequila, gin and bourbon, rum will be the next liquor to go upscale, according to Bacardi. The rum maker is now introducing two new premium rum products and relaunching an existing brand to push the category in a more premium direction.

Did you know…? Nestlé is betting on the low-sugar trend with its planned new slimmed-down Milkybar Wowsomes chocolates, promising the same sweetness but with 30% less sugar. The new chocolates will hit shelves next week in Ireland and the UK and come as a response to government and consumer groups’ pressure on sweet snacks.

Did you know…? Egg prices are surging in the US, just in time for Easter. The wholesale cost of a dozen eggs in the Midwest has more than doubled in the five weeks through March 23 to $2.71, marking the highest prices since August 2015, US Department of Agriculture data show.

Did you know…? Two weeks after Lidl Ireland, the German discounter’s Belgian business announced its plans to reduce plastic usage by at least 20% and make all of its private-label packaging recyclable by 2025. The discounter said it will stop selling unsustainable plastic carrier bags at its Belgian sites after this summer; a move that could save some 200 tonnes of plastic annually.

© 2018 - Checkout Magazine by Kevin Duggan

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