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Did You Know?... 11 August, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 11 August, 2020

Did you know?... More British shoppers returned to the high street in July, helped by the reopening of pubs and restaurants, but numbers were still much lower than normal for the time of year, an industry survey has revealed. The monthly report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) trade body and market research firm ShopperTrak showed footfall was down 42% in annual terms in July, compared with a 63% decline in June.

Did you know?... Tesco Ireland has expanded its range of finest Crisps with eight tasty varieties which are available in stores nationwide and online from today. The new share-bags cost €2. Tesco’s finest crisps are made from Irish grown potatoes and are gently fried and flavoured in small batches. Each potato is specially selected and cut into thick crisps.

Did you know?... SPAR has announced that it has launched operations in Ghana, which will see the conversion of 17 existing supermarkets in and around the capital city of Accra, reports .The retailer aims to generate future growth opportunities in the country by partnering with local independent retailers interested in benefiting from its global brand presence and expertise. The stores will offer locally sourced goods as well as an assortment of SPAR's own-brand international products.

Did you know?... US retailer Kroger has announced that it is testing a contactless payment service in its QFC stores (Quality Food Centres) in Seattle, Washington, reports The pilot project will allow customers to use their mobile devices to pay for their purchases in around 61 QFC outlets.Chris Albi, president of QFC, commented, "QFC is excited to pilot contactless payments powered by NFC technology, providing our customers with an additional way to pay for their fresh food and household essentials."

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