Did you know?... Jameson Irish Whiskey has embedded Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in its bottle cap and by tapping the cap with their NFC-enabled smartphones, Jameson drinkers will be able to digitally connect and register for free entry and news on events."This process is really simple; join by tapping your NFC enabled smartphone on the Jameson bottle cap, then register and enjoy what comes your way,” said Fiona Curtin, global communications and planning director for Jameson.
Did you know?... Two household brands have come together to create three new and exclusive hybrids. M&S has recently unveiled its Marmite Cream Cheese (€3.70 140g), Marmite Cheese Twists (€1.60), Marmite Creamy Butter (€4.40 100g). All available in-store now.
Did you know?... The new chairman of John Lewis & Partners has warned that it could take up to five years to revive the employee-owned group hit by sliding profits, and that she would have to shut more shops, reports Reuters. Sharon White, former head of UK telecoms and media regulator Ofcom who succeeded Charlie Mayfield last month, launched a strategic review as the department stores and supermarkets group reported a 23% drop in annual profit, a third straight fall.
Did you know?... German meat processor Tönnies on Friday reported increased sales, with the company benefiting from rising demand from Asia, especially China. Sales in 2019 by the privately owned company increased by 9.8% on the year to €7.3 billion ($8.24 billion), it said. “Since autumn 2019 we have experienced a very strong rise in pig prices largely because of the high demand from Asia,” said chief executive Andres Ruff in a statement.
Did you know?... X5 Retail Group has announced that it added around 1,245 new partners to its network of suppliers in Russia in 2019. The retail giant aims to build long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with local producers through these partnerships. The move will help the company to expand its assortment of locally sourced goods in every region, and allow local producers to expand their businesses and access bigger markets.
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