Did you know?... Scottish craft brewer and pub group BrewDog is currently finalising plans to launch its first pub in Ireland in the Capital Dock area of Dublin. According to reports, the group previously wait it would hope to open a venue by June 2019. The reported location for the new pub is a two-storey property at Dublin's Three Locks Square.
Did you know?... Peter Aldis is stepping down as chief executive of leading health food retailer Holland & Barrett International with immediate effect after ten years in the top job and 29 years at the company. Steve Carson has been appointed group managing director and will be the senior operating leader of Holland & Barrett (H&B), while John Walden will undertake expanded responsibilities as executive chairman.
Did you know?... Debenhams, once Britain's biggest department store chain, issued another profit warning on Tuesday as it thrashes out a restructuring deal with landlords, local authorities and creditors which will lead to it closing at least 50 stores. Shares in Debenhams, which has struggled to keep pace with consumers moving online and to cheaper competitors, fell sharply after it said it was no longer on track to hit an annual profit target of £8.2 million set in January.
Did you know?... The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, celebrates today the opening of its new office and its new Chocolate Academy centre in Beijing with customers (global and local food manufacturers, as well as professional chocolatiers) and distribution partners. The new office and the new Chocolate Academy centre will provide better assistance to Barry Callebaut’s local customers with onsite training and application support.
Did you know?... Glanbia Nutritionals aims to help snack makers capture a larger share of the high-protein snacking market with new XtraPro Seasonings. Suitable for chips, popcorn, pretzels and other snacks, the products can boost protein content by 3g to 7g. XtraPro Seasonings flavours include BBQ, ranch and cheddar, as well as more adventurous options such as garam masala and coconut curry.
Did you know?... AB Foods owned Primark, or Penneys, is getting ready for more expansion. The retail giant is set to start trading in its 12th country this summer as it opens a store in Slovenia. This will be the first store in Slovenia for Primark, taking to the countries capital city, Ljubljana.
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