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Did You Know?... 05 May, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 05 May, 2020

Did you know?... Kaufland has introduced insect-based products in Croatia which, it claims, is enjoyed by over a billion people worldwide. The German retailer has advertised its offer in its catalogue with the slogan, 'Instead of chips, nibble on crickets, instead of grilled minced meat opt for insect burgers', according to a report in T-PortalThe assortment includes crispy crickets with spices or natural flavours, burgers made of cricket flour as well as protein cookies from bugs in almond, chocolate or brown sugar flavours, and protein snack bugs.

Did you know?... The French retail sector has responded to claims by medical professionals that they are 'profiteering' through the sale of protective masks, while those in the medical profession are short of equipment. Several professional medical groups published a statement at the end of last week, Le Figaro reported, criticising retailers for advertising the fact that '100 million masks here, 50 million there' would be going on sale to the general public from this week.

Did you know?... A new group called the 'Save Our Restaurant Coalition' that consists of industry professionals from across Ireland has come up with a plan to support the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 crisis. The coalition is presenting its plan to the government and political parties over the coming days, and is seeking to help the government to plan a strategy for the post-lockdown period.

Did you know?... Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are launching an exclusive leisurewear line for men and children, in collaboration with footballer Lukas Podolski. The collection, 10LP, will be available in all Aldi branches throughout Germany from 7 May. The collection includes sweat shorts, t- shirts, sweat pants, caps and bags – 'everything you need for play and training', according to the retailer.

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