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Did You Know?... 15 September, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 15 September, 2020

Did you know?... Discounter Lidl has announced that it has rolled out its own-brand hard seltzer, under the Sunrise label, in lime and raspberry flavours in almost all stores across Germany. Lidl has claimed to be the first discounter in the country to introduce the drink, which is popular in the USA, reports The company also plans to add two special, limited edition cherry and grapefruit variants in the middle of October. The beverage, characterised with a refreshingly light taste, contains flavoured, carbonated water and fruit dessert wine.

Did you know?... The head of Germany’s farming association DBV on Friday called on China to impose only limited import restrictions and not a national import ban on German pork after a case of African swine fever (ASF) was found in a wild boar in Germany, reports Reuters. South Korea, Germany's second largest pigmeat customer outside the European Union, imposed an import ban on German pork after ASF was discovered in a dead wild boar, not a farm animal, on Thursday. Europe's biggest pork producer has major exports to other Asian countries, especially China which imported $1.2 billion worth of German pigmeat last year.

Did you know?... Declan Ralph, retail development director at BWG Foods, will join Food Futures Insights for its next webinar, taking place on 22 September at 3pm UK & Ireland time, 4pm CET. As well as sharing his future perspectives, he’ll update the guests on the changes he’s seen in the Irish market and how this is impacting the retail store owners he works with across SPAR, Londis, MACE and XL. To book a ticket click here.

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