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Did You Know?... 10 October

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 10 October

Did You Know?... Coca-Cola UK has announced that it is launching a new bottle design for its Schweppes range of carbonated drinks and mixers. The company says that the new look takes inspiration from the brand's original bottle, but adds a 'refined, modern edge'.

Did You Know?... Lidl Belgium has decided to sell only sustainable pork in its stores. The programme behind, called 'Better Life' is said to improve general conditions of livestocks.

Did You Know?... Campbell company has launched a new series of Star Wars-themed soup labels for its range of products aimed at children. The firm also created a Star Wars-inspired 'canstellation' in New York City for the past weekend.

Did You Know?... Kellogg Company has signed an agreement to acquire Chicago Bar Company, the maker of nutrition snack RXBAR, for $600 million. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

Did You Know?... Florida orange juice producers may be forced to use Brazilian fruits after Hurricane Irma damages. As a consequence, they are likely to expect a sourer flavour.


Did You Know?... The National Retail Federation (NRF) and EuroCommerce have agreed to work together in developing a common approach on new EU data protection regulations. The US and EU representative groups are currently meeting in Brussels to discuss a range of issues impacting the retail industry.

Did You Know?... The UK retail sales have increased as Brexit prices increases remain steady.  The fastest growth since April was mainly driven by consumers paying more for essential items as retailers passed on the impact of the pound’s drop since the Brexit vote to shoppers.

Did You Know?... Lyons Tea company has revealed Irelands' attitudes to mental health. Today is World Mental Health day and for the second edition, the firm has teamed up with Pieta House, the Centre for Suicide, Self-Harm Prevention and Suicide Bereavement Services, to encourage people to talk openly about their mental wellbeing.

Did You Know?... Commercial property consultants CBRE Ireland has reported that more than 183,000 square metres of office lettings were signed in Dublin during the first three quarters of 2017. However, the leasing level of the third semester was disappointing considering the leases signed in Q3 with size lettings of no more than 4,645m2.

Did You Know?... 4site company has appointed Ray O' Connor as new Chief Commercial Officer. He will sustain the growth of the firm, which plays a key role in engineering solutions for major infrastructural developments in telecommunications, power, renewables and multi-site networks.

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