Did you know?... Online retail sales in France jumped more than 11% last year and could grow further in 2020 despite fears of slower consumer spending because of strikes over pension reforms, the country's e-commerce federation (Fevad) has said, reports Reuters.
Did you know?... The M&S Love Sausage is back. Last year the heart-shaped truffle-infused piece of meat sold out in minutes. Last valentines day the #LoveSausage bandwagon shared pics of their successful purchase and the delight on their partners face when giving or receiving it – it also was trending on twitter and received over 30k likes on M&S social channels in the first few hours.
Did you know?... German discounter Kaufland says that it will have 'completely dispensed' with microplastics across its cosmetics and personal care ranges by the end of 2021. The Schwarz Group-owned retailer has already eliminated microplastics from 160 private-label products, which from the end of February will be labelled with a 'Ohne Mikro-plastik' (Without Microplastics) seal.
Did you know?... Belgium's Verlinvest, the investment vehicle of the de Spoelberch family, plans to invest in Tony's Chocolonely, according to a report in distrifood.nl. The de Spoelberch family is a shareholder in beer giant AB Inbev. The Dutch confectionery company aims to offer chocolates that are made of cocoa sourced from ethical and sustainable resources, and has hired Rabobank to facilitate its search for new lenders.
Did you know?... Tyson Foods Inc is cutting 500 jobs as part of a restructuring programme, as the business reported quarterly sales that fell short of analysts' estimates, reports Reuters. Tyson launched the restructuring program as it competes with other global meat companies to supply products to China, the world's largest pork consumer.
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