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Did You Know?... 18 August, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 18 August, 2020

Did You Know?... Walmart's e-commerce platform Flipkart has partnered with a startup backed by spirits giant Diageo to deliver alcohol in two Indian states, according to government letters seen by Reuters, months after Amazon planned a similar foray, reports Reuters. Flipkart and Amazon's interest in delivering alcohol in India marks a bold move to make inroads into an alcohol market that is worth $27.2 billion, according to estimates by IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.

Did You Know?...  Polish retailer Żabka has announced that it has installed contactless disinfection stations in its stores to ensure a safe shopping environment for customers in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports These personalised stations are equipped with contactless disinfectant dispensers, wipes, gloves and bins. In addition to disinfecting their hands, customers can also disinfect purchases that they intend to consume immediately such as cold drinks.

Did You Know?... Meat processor Cranswick Plc said on Monday it expected retail demand to normalise in the rest of the year as more people start dining out, after eating in during lockdowns helped its revenue surge 25% in the first quarter, reports Reuters. The company, which owns farms and supplies pork and chicken to British grocery retailers, also said outlook for the year ending March 2021 was seen exceeding expectations, while capex will be lower than last year.

Did You Know?... Online retailer Ocado saw the biggest growth of any UK retailer in the 12 weeks to 11 August, seeing its sales grow by 45.5%, the latest Kantar data has shown, reports The sales boost has lifted Ocado's market share to 1.8%, the data showed. While all British retailers showed growth in the period, this was less pronounced than in previous 12-week periods due to the relaxation of lockdown measures.

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