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Did You Know...? 15 May, 2018

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know...? 15 May, 2018

Did You Know… A wet wipe ban has been proposed in the UK? A recent report from Water UK showed wet wipes account for 93% of the blockages in UK sewers (‘fatbergs’) and the British government has put it to manufacturers to either make a biodegradable alternative or to do without.

Did You Know… Married Gin distillers are fighting off Brexit by expanding into the Whiskey market? Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, of Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down, plan to launch a single malt Irish Whiskey this year.

Did You Know… Irish Distillers has launched a new Redbreast Dream Cask? The new limited edition, 32-year old single pot still Irish Whiskey will be available to Irish Distiller’s online members club (The Birdhouse) from May 19.

Did You Know… June 21st is Ireland’s first ‘National Burger Day’? Towards the end of May, customers can vote for Ireland’s “Best Burger” - ranging from fast-food, food-to-go, hotels, pubs and gourmet burger joints, with a trip for two to New York on offer for the winning outlet.

Did You Know… Johnnie Walker is releasing a Game of Thrones Whisky? Diageo is partnering with HBO on the release of White Walker, which will be the first spirit released in collaboration with the T.V show.


Did You Know… UK retail sales took a battering from Storm Emma? April retail sales fell 4.2% year-on-year after a 1.4% rise in March. This is the largest fall since 2005.

Did You Know… Sainsbury’s and Asda could be forced to sell at least 73 of their stores? If the merger were to go through, the competition regulator in the UK would force the combined groups to sell stores in areas where competition is at risk.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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