Did You know?... 28 May, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Did You know?... 28 May, 2019

Did you know?... Aldi Denmark has announced that it has removed plastic screw caps from its private-label milk and cream packaging. The move will help the company in reducing its annual plastic consumption by 25 tonnes. Aldi Denmark's CSR head, Katrine Milman, said, "In Aldi, we have for a number of years been helping push for certification and sustainable production."

Did you know?... Nick Whelan, group chief executive of dairy cooperative Dale Farm, has been named Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland. Whelan was named the winner of the Large Business category of the 2019 Director of the Year Awards, which were sponsored by First Trust Bank. Whelan was recognised for his leadership, under which the dairy firm has experienced a period of significant and profitable growth.

Did you know?... Róisín Hennerty, Managing Director of Ornua Foods, was chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for April. Róisín oversees Ornua’s portfolio of brands, including Kerrygold, which is exported all over the world. Last month Kerrygold celebrated becoming the first Irish food brand to exceed €1 billion in annual retail sales.

Did you know?... SuperValu has announced the addition of five new products to its own brand range. The group launched a new Yoghurt range, in three flavours, as well as two varieties of unsweetened alternative milk and a 400g tin of mixed beans. The yoghurts are available in Hazelnut, Strawberry, and Forest Fruit, for €0.49 each from 23 May to 12 June. SuperValu’s unsweetened almond and soya milks will retail at €1.69 and €1.20 respectively. Its tin of mixed beans will sell for €0.62 per 400g tin.

Did you know?... Unilever has announced that, further to the announcement made on 18th April, it has completed the acquisition of OLLY Nutrition, a U.S.-based premium wellbeing business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements category. Olly aims to make nutrition ‘delightfully easy’, and is known for its gummy vitamins and supplements, and also sells protein powders and snack bars.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.


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