Did You Know?... 12 May, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 12 May, 2020

Did you know?... UK retailer Asda has launched a food box containing a selection of essential grocery items and cupboard favourites. It contains 31 products including cereal, bread, pasta, tinned fruit and vegetables, sauces, Extra Special jam, teabags and long-life milk as well as a selection of treats.The food boxes, available to all, are designed to simplify the grocery shopping experience of vulnerable customers and those who are self-isolating during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Did you know?... Java Republic has announced that throughout the remainder of May, it will donate €1 from every box of tea sold online to Pieta. The family-owned company said that it launched the 'ReLeaf' campaign as the current COVID-19 crisis has forced many charities re-strategise, and change the ways in which they operate and fundraise. 'In light of this, Pieta have had to cancel their largest annual fundraising campaign, Darkness into Light, and instead are appealing to others to help them spread their messages of solidarity and raise awareness of the work they do,' the tea and coffee supplier explained. 

Did you know?...  Local stores, discounters and e-commerce providers are among the businesses taking advantage of the 'profound changes' in the French retail sector brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a new study by consultancy firm Alvarez & Marsal. The group said that increased meal consumption at home is benefiting supermarkets and convenience stores, but having less of a positive effect on hypermarkets, reports ESMMagazine.com As with the financial crisis a decade ago, consumers are favouring price over product range, which in turn is driving the growth of the discounters.

Did you know?... Lidl Switzerland has announced plans to expand its 'Veggie Block' concept to approximately 140 outlets across the country. The 'Veggie Block' is a specially marked shelf dedicated to vegetarian and vegan products and has been set up in 53 Lidl stores in Switzerland. These products are placed in the refrigeration area and have special shelf labelling, the retailer added.

Did you know?... Circle K has launched a new community initiative which allows its customers to nominate up to five individuals to avail of a free beverage. "We have seen, in these last few weeks, a new meaning to the saying that ‘not all superheroes wear capes’ – as there have been many people from different walks of life that have been going above and beyond to keep Ireland going," said Gordon Lawlor, managing director of Circle K Ireland. To get involved in ‘Little Thank Yous’, customers can personalise a message and share a gift link, which can be sent to up to five of their ‘heroes’.

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