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Did you know?... 14th August, 2018

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Did you know?... 14th August, 2018

Did you know?... Pladis, the global snacking company behind some of the UK’s most-loved snacks, has unveiled the latest product to join its market-leading savoury portfolio – Jacob’s Sourdough Crackers. Tapping into the rising trend of sourdough, the new cracker variant is set to appeal to younger consumers, with Mintel research revealing that under 25s are interested in baked goods bread alternatives made with sourdough

Did you know?... Sainsbury's launches eco-friendly swap shop pop-up in Finsbury Park where park goers are encouraged to collect and recycle their rubbish, to receive a refreshing treat in return.

Did you know?... The fast-growing UK retailers Iceland Foods and The Range have agreed on a strategic alliance that will introduce Iceland’s food offer into The Range’s home, garden and leisure stores. These will carry the complete Iceland Foods range and will be supplied by Iceland, though staffed and operated by The Range.

Did you know?... The PepsiCo Foundation has announced it is to donate $10 million to American non-profit The Recycling Partnership in order to improve recycling standards in the US. The foundation for the food and beverage giant says that it is joining up with the non-profit as part of its 'All In On Recycling' challenge, which aims to raise $25 million in total donations from leading businesses and organisations.

Did you know?... Shopper-marketing firm Bridgethorne has called on more retailers to address the needs of single-person households, following the announcement that Tesco is to increase its single-serve range by nearly 40% this year. Tesco is to increase its range to include single beef burgers and steak fillets, as well as hand-sized packets of new potatoes and broccoli, which 'demonstrates recognition of this increasingly important demographic’.


Did you know?... British economic growth rebounded in the second quarter as retail sales and construction benefited from a warm weather boost. The country's Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew by 0.4% between April and June, compared to the first three months of the year. That figure was in line with economists' estimates.

Did you know?... Smurfit Kappa received the Signify ‘Passion for Results’ award for outstanding customer support and service delivery. Supply chain optimisation and a reduction in costs, coupled with exemplary customer service, were among the benefits that Smurfit Kappa provided for Signify, who provides energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and services for the commercial and consumer markets.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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