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Did You Know?... 01, October, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 01, October, 2019

Did You Know?... McDonald's Corp will test a new 'plant, lettuce and tomato' sandwich using Beyond Meat's patties in 28 restaurants next week, following major rivals in betting on the growing popularity of plant-based alternative meat. The world's largest burger chain joins Tim Hortons, KFC and Dunkin' Brands in moving ahead with versions of a plant-based addition to their menus using Beyond Meat's patties.

Did You Know?...  Tea drinkers may be ingesting billions of plastic particles by drinking the hot beverage. Professor of Chemical Engineering, Nathalie Tufenkji published a study in the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology and it revealed that some teabags were releasing billions of particles into every cup of tea, reports

Did You Know?... German retailer Kaufland has announced plans to replace plastic lids from all ‘K-to go’ milkshakes with aluminium lids, beginning from October this year. In March 2019, the retailer replaced plastic lids in its 'K-to go’ coffee range with the aluminium alternative.

Did You Know?... French retailer Carrefour has announced that it has extended the use of blockchain technology to Camembert de Normandie (Camembert of Normandy) cheese. The technology enables customers to trace the journey of a product from the farm to the store shelf by scanning a QR code provided on the product label with their smartphones.

Did You Know?... Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy late on Sunday, joining a growing list of brick-and-mortar companies that have seen sales hit by the rise of competition from online sellers like Inc and the changing fashion trends dictated by millennial shoppers. According to Reuters, Forever 21 Inc, the privately held company that helped popularize trendy and cheap clothing, has fallen out of favor with shoppers, in part due to other retailers like Sweden' H&M and Spain's Zara that churn out affordable styles similar to those recently seen on designer runways.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.


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