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Did You Know, January 12 2016

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know, January 12 2016

Did you know… The duo behind The Happy Pear in Greystones, David and Stephen Flynn, have teamed up with UK organic food firm Riverford to develop their business in the UK? The Sunday Times reported that customers of the UK group will now be able to order Happy Pear products through the Riverford sales platforms.

Did you know… Barry Group has been named an Irish ‘National Champion’ at the 2015/16 European Business Awards? It joins Dawn Meats and the Merrion Hotel in the awards, which are designed to promote success, innovation and ethics in European business.

Did you know… Media agency Kinetic Ireland has appointed Aoife Hudson as its Strategic Business Director? Hudson is a graduate of IT Tallaght, and has worked with the company since 2012. In her new role, she will 'encourage creativity and innovation across Kinetic’s client and agency portfolio', while also exploring new ways of utilising technology.

Did you know… The family behind the Keogh's Crisps brand has made a €240,000 investment into the company, according to The Sunday Times? The paper reported that Tom, Peter, Anthony and Derek Keogh made the investment, which was reported in the company's end of year filings for 2014. The Oldtown-based company had profits of more than €655,000 for the period.

Did you know… Japanese beer producer Asahi is planning a £2.4 billion bid for Grolsch and Peroni, which are being off-loaded by AB InBev? Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbu says that if Asahi succeeds, this could be the biggest ever overseas beverage acquisition by a Japanese company, possibly even topping Kirin’s $3.3 billion takeover of Australian brand, Lion Nathan, in 2009.

Did you know… Tesco has teamed up with the Sunday Independent to offer Star Wars books for kids? This month, readers of the newspaper can pick up four Star Wars books, which make up a multi-level reading programme, featuring favourite characters from the recently-rebooted film franchise.

Did you know… Diary producer Arla has told UK publication The Grocer that it has put the taste of semi-skimmed milk into skimmed milk with the launch of Best of Both? The product gives consumer the taste of a higher fat content milk in a drink that is fat-free with the use of milk protein.

Did you know… Aldi Australia has released an ad featuring a man singing an RnB love song to a tomato? According to The Huffington Post, the German discounter’s Australian arm has been using humour and music to promote its fresh produce since the beginning of the month.

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