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Did You Know...? 13 March, 2018

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know...? 13 March, 2018

Did you know...? Craft-beer maker BrewDog launched an ironic pink “beer for girls” on International Women’s Day, to apparently raise awareness for gender pay inequality and sexist advertising. However, the release of the 'Pink IPA' (a repackaging of its 'Punk IPA') has already come under fire for being a cynical marketing stunt.

Did you know...? Nestlé is causing a stir by relaunching its classic instant coffee brand Nescafé Gold. The ‘completely reinvented’ range includes a Fairtrade organic version, a decaf option, a 'barista style' blend, and coffees with varying levels of intensity, according to the company.

Did you know...? Joining the increasingly popular meal-kit industry, Weight Watchers International is launching a line of ‘quick prep’ kits that is set to be sold in grocery stores. Meanwhile, Blue Apron, the pioneer of the meal-kit industry has been acquired by rival Plated and the US’s largest grocery seller Walmart will also offer meal kits in its stores.

Did you know...? Europeans are increasingly eating out during the day according to a new study by IRI GIRA Foodservice. The study found that almost one in five meals is now consumed outside the home, with an increase of more ‘fluid’ households, i.e. fewer households with children and more single parent or single occupant homes, leading to a higher demand in convenience.

Did you know...? UK retailer Sainsbury’s has announced a £100 million investment in its store staff, which will see wage increases from £8 to £9.20 per hour, and to £9.80 per hour in the centre of London. The UK's second largest grocer says that this brings its total increase in base pay to 30% over the past four years.

© 2018 - Checkout Magazine by Kevin Duggan


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