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Did You Know... ? 11 May 2021

By Maev Martin
Did You Know... ? 11 May 2021

Did you know...? French beauty brand L’occitane reopened its boutiques in the Republic of Ireland for click & collect and pick in-store, yesterday 10 May. The beauty brand said on 17 May it will fully reopen fully it boutiques nationwide. 'We are prioritising employee and customer health and safety, adopting more stringent measures that will enable boutiques to reopen in the safest way possible, the company said. 'In addition to the strict hygiene protocols that are already in place in L’occitane boutiques,we will be following government guidelines and implementing additional safety measures to make the reopening of boutiques safe for staff and customer alike,' it added.

Did you know...? South African pharmacist Clicks said on Monday it planned to acquire 25 in-store pharmacies, their drug stocks and staff from retailer Pick N Pay . In a joint statement the companies said the sale, subject to regulatory approvals, would not have a material impact on the earnings or financial position of either of them, reports Reuters. Clicks, which will rebrand the pharmacies, has been on a drive to extend the reach of its network. This latest acquisition increases its number of outlets to 632 nationally. Pick N Pay chief operating officer Adrian Naude said its small pharmacy division was not part of its future growth strategy.

Did you know...? Aldi’s Lacura sun care range has returned to stores for summer, with prices ranging from €1.99 - €4.29meaning good value and providing skin protection without breaking the bank. “The Aldi Creams have been a staple summer product in my house for years," said Sinead Kavanagh; The Beautiful Truth, Aldi Beauty Ambassador. "I find the kid’s sun creams in particular absolutely fantastic! They apply smoothly and soak in so fast, so they’re perfect for my wriggly kids! The protection on these sun creams also gives me great peace of mind! Now all we need is a good summer!”

Did you know...?  Carrefour Polska has announced that it has reduced the use of plastic in the packaging of many of its private-label products. The retailer has reduced the weight of plastic in private-label water bottles and scaled down the amount of plastic packaging used in other own-label products, reports esmmagazine.comThe move has resulted in removing 3.2 tonnes of plastics from its operations. Last year, the supermarket chain reduced plastic use by 15 tonnes as part of a broader packaging policy.

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