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Did You Know?... 03 September, 2019

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Did You Know?... 03 September, 2019

Did you know?...  Avoca will be hosting two events with Irish TV and Saturday Kitchen host and chef, Donal Skehan this September to celebrate the launch of his book; ‘Super Food in Minutes’. Donal will be in Avoca Malahide on Thursday, 12 September, and in Fern House Café in Avoca Kilmacanogue on Monday, 16th September. Tickets for the event cost €40, and can be purchased here.

Did you know?... Frank and Honest has been shortlisted for an award in the Best Coffee Chain – UK and Ireland category in The Europe & Middle East Coffee Award. The awards select a small number of companies, shortlisted by Allegra Strategies based on feedback generated from more than 100 industry experts.

Did you know?... Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville has launched the first-ever Barrell Whiskey American Vatted Malt, a blend of exclusively American single malt whiskeys. BCS partnered with small and large producers across the U.S. to select whiskeys that express the full diversity of American terroir and style. The Vatted Malt was years in the making, as many of the components in the blend come from emerging distilleries that have never traded or sold bulk whiskey before.

Did you know?... An Oklahoma judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fuelling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers. J&J said it would appeal the decision. The state's attorney general had filed the lawsuit, seeking $17 billion to address the impact of the drug crisis on Oklahoma.

Did you know?... Smurfit Kappa has drawn on its packaging and sustainability expertise to create an award-winning pack for lamps. Swedish lighting specialist IFö Electric approached Smurfit Kappa to create a packaging solution that would enable its lamps to get from A to B in perfect condition. The lamps, which consist of a heavy ceramic base and glass top, were sometimes broken in transit. A team from Smurfit Kappa analysed the packaging that was previously in use and all elements of the supply chain.


Did you know?... Finland's K Group has announced that it is to add a new feature to its K-Ostokset tool that will show customers the carbon footprint of their food purchases. The K-Ostokset tool is a data-based service that enables customers signed up to its K-Plussa loyalty programme to track the origin of products. The first version of the carbon footprint calculator will be rolled out before the end of this year, the retailer said.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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