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Did you know?... 16 April, 2019

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Did you know?... 16 April, 2019

Did you know?... Nestlé S.A. Annual General Meeting today in Lausanne resulted in the Board of directors appointing Dick Boer, former President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize, and Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO of Harman International Industries, as new members of the Board. Two directors, Jean-Pierre Roth and Ruth Oniang’o, did not stand for re-election as they have reached the age limit set out in the Board Regulations. The Board warmly thanked them for their highly appreciated services and important contributions as directors.

Did you know?... The busy father of four and Glanbia CountryLife branch manager in Mountmellick, Paddy Marsh, is to run the full 200km long Ring of Kerry this September as part of a gruelling ultramarathon which he’s undertaking to help raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The 37-year-old fitness fanatic wants to give something back to the hospital which continues to care for his three-year-old daughter, Sarah, who was born with a rare metabolic condition that leaves her body unable to break down protein.

Did you know?... Strikes have limited production at Shell's 400,000 barrel per day refinery in Pernis to 65% since Tuesday, and are expected to keep it at that level at least until Monday, union FNV said on Friday. Production at Shell's chemical plant in Moerdijk is not impacted, but strike action will prevent planned maintenance at the facility due to start on Monday, FNV spokesman Egbert Schellenberg said.

Did you know?... A filling station has resorted to using concrete blocks to protect its ATM machine after a recent spate of cash machine thefts across Northern Ireland, according to the Irish Independent. The Centra store on Glenshane Road near Maghera in Derry has stacked the blocks on either side of its hole-in-the-wall machine to prevent it being targeted by thieves.

Did you know?... Due to high demand, Lidl Ireland will open its doors to Rare by Lidl, for one more day on Sunday 28th of April. The exclusive pop up restaurant, now running from April 25th- 28th 2019, saw a phenomenal demand for the dining experience from the get-go with tickets selling out in under two hours. Limited tickets for Sunday 28th of April, will go on sale from on Monday 22nd April at 9am. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis.


Did you know?... A cashless coffee store has opened its doors this week in Dublin’s George’s Street. Customers at Bear Market Coffee’s new outlet will be able to purchase their americanos and flat whites by tapping and going, but not with notes and coins. Technology is key to the operation of a cashless enterprise, and Bear Market has partnered with Magnet Networks to provide a full retail solution which includes secure dedicated internet access, cloud voice and enterprise-class Wi-Fi.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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