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Did you know?... 18 March, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 18 March, 2020

Did you know?... The coronavirus is forcing Dutch flower growers to compost millions of blooms at what should be the pre-Mothers' Day demand peak, their industry association said, warning that many members could go bankrupt within weeks, reports Reuters. "The market situation is dramatic," Steven van Schilfgaarde, director of Royal FloraHolland, said in a statement, adding that flower prices have nearly halved.

Did you know?... Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd are to combine approximately 100 private-label brands by the end of this year. The merger will involve changes in brand names and packaging design, the discounter said. Aldi has described the move as a logical step for the company to consolidate its market position and offer products at the best prices.

Did you know?... Coop's eco-friendly brand, Änglamark, has been named Sweden's favourite green brand, according to a new survey, while Coop came in second place and Arla followed in third. Åsa Wickholm, head of own brands at Coop, said, "We are pleased and proud that for the ninth time, Änglamark has been named the greenest brand of the year."

Did you know?... Co. Limerick's Adare Manor has announced that it is closing temporarily due to COVID-19. The hotel and golf club issued a statement saying, "The health and well-being of our team and guests at Adare Manor is always our priority. In order to continue to protect our team and their families, guests, and the local community of Adare against the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, we have taken the decision to temporarily and voluntarily close the resort from Tuesday, 17th March, 2020. In the circumstances, we will keep the re-opening date under review.

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