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Did You Know... October 20 2015

Did you know… The Irish organic sector is now worth €109.5 million, having risen 9% in the past year, according to Bord Bia? Agriland reported that this improved performance is due to increased shoppers purchasing organic produce, an improving economic climate and grater focus on health.

Did you know… Aldi has unveiled a range of equestrian fashion items, which will go on sale in its stores from Thursday 29 October? The range includes a Hi-Vis Reversible Gilet, priced at €18.99, Ladies’ Riding Jodhpurs, priced at €16.99 and a range of Equestrian Knitted Accessories, priced at €4.99.

Did You Know... Tesco has announced that it is rewarding its customers with the chance to win one million Clubcard points by scanning their loyalty card at the checkout between October 19th and November 1st? One winner will take the one million Clubcard points; with 149 runners-up winning 10,000 points each.

Did You Know... Cork City Council has refused permission for a new access road to a proposed shopping centre in Ballyvolane, potentially putting up to 350 jobs at risk? According to the Irish Examiner, the application was refused over concerns about increased traffic and possible flooding. The decision is being appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

Did You Know... With Halloween just around the corner, Dealz has introduced its range of Halloween sweets and tableware? The range includes Swizzels ‘Fright Mix’, as well as Champions Halloween mixed sweet bags and Ghostbusters Popping Candy. Disposable tableware essentials come in both cute ‘Boo and Friends’ and Halloween Stripes patterns, all at a €1.49 price point.

Did You Know... Busy mum and businesswoman Pippa O’Connor joined Ireland AM Chef Joe Shannon, nutritionist Dr Mary McCreery and jockey Ruby Walsh at the Connacht Gold Big Breakfast event, which was broadcast live on TV3's Ireland AM from House in Dublin? The event was held to launch Connacht Gold’s new #LoveTheTaste campaign for its low fat butter.

Did You Know... Tesco has announced that it will host a range of ‘scarily good offers’ in the run up to Halloween? Costumes start from €5, with accessories like vampire teeth for 30c. Decorations include “deadly doorbells’ for €9 and pumpkin-carving kits for €1.50. Pumpkin prices range from 69c to €4, with Tesco expecting to sale around 100,000 this year.

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