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Did you know?.... 14 April, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?.... 14 April, 2020

Did you know?... The stars of the latest ad in Aldi Ireland's Swap & Save series, the Byrne Family from Kilcarra, Co. Wicklow had to take matters into their own hands – by filming their own TV ads by phone, when the camera crew couldn’t make it into their home due to the social distancing restrictions. The Byrnes shot a series of ads which they filmed between 24-27 of March 2020, which will be released over the coming weeks, with the first instalment breaking recently on Aldi’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and its TV ad first aired on Easter Sunday.

Did you know?... Hollywood actor Matt Damon was spotted going swimming near Dalkey with what appeared to be his swimming gear in a SuperValu bag. The A-list actor is reportedly holed up in the affluent Dublin suburb during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Did you know?... Carrefour Brasil has seen its e-commerce sales more than triple over the past month as Brazilians have stocked up on food and other supplies during coronavirus lockdowns, but the cost of new hiring and other measures to cope with the pandemic may offset those gains, its chief executive told Reuters.

Did you know?... Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a wait list and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritise orders from existing customers buying food online during the coronavirus outbreak, the company has said. Many shoppers recently seeking to purchase groceries from the Seattle-based ​e-commerce company found they could not place orders due to a lack of available delivery slots, reports Reuters. 

Did you know?... French catering and food services group Sodexo has said that its second-half revenue could tumble by as much as 26% due to government measures to contain the coronavirus, which will likely batter underlying operating income. The revenue slide in the second half could be between €2.4 billion and €2.8 billion, Sodexo said, adding that the impact on underlying operating profit will probably be a quarter of the revenue hit or as much as €700 million.

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