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Did You Know ...? 2 February 2021

By Maev Martin
Did You Know ...? 2 February 2021

Did you know ...? Х5 Retail Group subsidiary 5Post delivered seven million orders in 2020, registering an 18-fold increase on a year-on-year basis. With daily orders peaking at 55,000, 5Post and its partners fulfilled a total of 20 million parcels for pickup at X5 stores in 2020. In December of last year, 5Post fulfilled 1.4 million orders, and that number reached 2.4 million when partner deliveries were included.

Did you know ...? Aldi has announced the launch of a nationwide search for a couple that has had to postpone wedding celebrations due to the current global pandemic. The competition was launched by well-known personality Bonnie Ryan, who herself has had to postpone her wedding this year. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Aldi announced that it wants to treat one lucky couple by providing them with flowers and champagne for their wedding, to the value of €5,500. Aldi will also provide an expert florist to assist with preparations for the wedding day. Think beautiful bouquets for the ceremony and bridal party, as well as celebratory bubbles for all of your guests at your drinks reception ...!

Did you know ...? Nestlé has announced that its Smarties brand will shortly be using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. According to Nestlé, this represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was already packed in recyclable paper packaging. The roll-out of the new material, which will be complete in Ireland and the UK by April, makes Smarties the first global confectionery brand to move to paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million plastic packs sold worldwide every year.

Did you know ...? To celebrate this year’s Guinness Six Nations, Guinness has teamed up with the popular Galway-based pizzeria the Dough Bros to launch the limited-edition Guinness x The Dough Bros DIY Pizza Kit. As the roar of fans will be at home, rather than in stadia, this year, Guinness wants to bring some of the magic of match day into the homes of rugby fans across the country. The limited-edition kit is the ideal at-home experience for fans watching the match with housemates or family.

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