Retail Intelligence

Did You Know, 17 May, 2016

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know, 17 May, 2016

Did you know ... this week sees the launch of ‘The House of Peroni’ at Dublin’s trendy 1 Dame Lane? The brand will use the two-week residency to showcase the best of Italian culture, with a pop-up experience across several floors, and special ticketed events.

Did you know ... the FSAI has warned against eating apricot kernels due to their level of cyanide? It says that eating more than one or two could lead to poisoning, and noted that while the product is currently legal, this is under review.

Did you know ... Keelings is set to return to Bloom for the tenth consecutive year? The festival takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park from 2 to 6 June, and Keelings will once again bring its ‘Love to Grow Tunnel’, where experts will share advice on growing fruit.

Did you know ... the Spar FAI Primary School 5s National Finals took place last Wednesday, 11 May? A total of 192 children from 24 schools took to the field in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, where Scoil Choilmcille, Co. Meath; Ardnagrath NS, Co. Westmeath; Killeeneen NS, Co. Galway; Dromtrasna NS, Co. Limerick;, Dunboyne SPS, Co. Meath; and St. Fiacc’s NS, Co. Carlow all claimed national honours.

Did you know ... Lidl was awarded two Silver and 4 Bronze medals, as well as 3 Commended awards at the 2016 International Wine Competition? Its silver medal winners were its Comte de Senneval Champagne Brut, and Cepa Lebrel Rioja Reserva 2011.


Did you know ... Swedish furniture and household goods giant Ikea is set to open a second Dublin branch? The retailer will open its first "Order and Collection Point" in Carrickmines in south Dublin, reports

Did you know ... Carlow Brewing Company-made Falling Apple Craft Cider is now available nationwide for summer 2016? Falling Apple cider is both stock and weather dependent, so if the cider had run out in April, fans and retailers would have had to wait until Autumn/Winter for more.

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