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Did You Know, 14 July 2015

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know, 14 July 2015

Did you know… Roseanne Regan has left RGDATA to become a senior account executive at PR firm Walsh:PR? Commenting on her appointment, Walsh:PR managing director Caroline Heywood said: ‘Roseanne brings a creative energy and innovative thinking to every communications campaign. That, coupled with her strategic approach and experience and insights gained from working closely with the retail sector, will be valuable assets for our clients.’  Regan previously held the role of communications and public affairs manager at RGDATA.

Did You Know... P&G has agreed to sell a sizeable chunk of its beauty business to global beauty manufacturer Coty? The deal will see all employees in P&G’s factory in Nenagh become employees of Coty at the end of 2016 when the deal is finalised. The Irish Independent reported that workers in the Tipperary factory are concerned about the change and wages being impacted.

Did you know… The former holder of the Iceland retail franchise in Ireland, ACCHL, is seeking examinership, with a hearing expected on the matter next week? ACCHL previously known as AIM Cash & Carry, sold the Iceland franchise back to its UK parent in 2013. According to The Sunday Times, Joseph Walsh of Hughes Blake accountants is in line to be appointed examiner.

Did You Know... Tipperary’s seventh Aldi store has opened in Roscrea? The store is located at the former Corporate Apparel site on Gantley Road. The new outlet has created twenty jobs, both full time and part time.

Did You Know... Tralee Circuit Court has been told a man with over 50 convictions for shoplifting is “a menace to shopkeepers” in the area? Emmet Coffey was appealing the severity of his six-month sentence for stealing from a Tesco outlet, but the state solicitor told the court that with Coffey’s record, engaging probation services would be “an appalling waste of taxpayers money”.


Did You Know...  Iconic French soft drink brand Orangina has been relaunched in Ireland in time for the warmest weeks of the summer? It has been re-released into Irish stores in 429ml bottles with a RRP of €1.45, as well as in 420ml and 250ml glass bottles for the hospitality industry.

Did You Know... Tesco has been announced as the title sponsor of the Mums & Tots Awards for the second year in a row? The awards are spilt into the Best Product Awards, showcasing the best products and services available to parents in Ireland, and the Top People Awards, which recognise inspirational parents, grandparents and medical professionals.

Did You Know... Danish retailer Tiger Stores will open its 18th store in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre this week, creating 25 jobs? The new outlet will span 198 metres and will be located on the centre’s second floor. The store, which specialises in low cost lifestyle products, replenishes its ranges twice a month ensuring that at any given time, 30 to 40% of its stock across homeware, gifts, toiletries and food is new.

Did You Know... This week sees the launch of Ireland’s new postcode system, Eircode, which will see every residential and business address in the country receive a unique code over the next two weeks? The system is designed to make delivering mail easier and more efficient, and is supported by online tool Eircode Finder, which allows users look up addresses to find their unique Eircodes.

Did You Know... Belvedere Vodka was been awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ at the International Spirits Challenge 2015, one of the world’s oldest blind-taste spirits competition? As well as taking the title of ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’, the brand also won one trophy and four gold medals across different categories.


Did You Know... Ballyfree Eggs has announced that through sales of its special promotion packs, it has raised €10,000 in funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The company thanked its customers for helping raise these much-needed funds.

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