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Did you know?... 18 February, 2020

Did you know?... Lidl Belgium has announced that it has launched a new initiative titled 'Good Taste, Zero Waste' to reduce food waste by 50% by 2025. Commenting on the programme, Philippe Weiler, Lidl Belgium's head of sustainability, said, "By 2020 we have the ambition to reduce food loss by 25% compared to 2015 and by 50% by 2025."

Did you know?... Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's international restaurant business and franchise partner Gerry Fitzpatrick will be opening a new 100-seater restaurant called Chequer Lane by Jamie Oliver on Dublin's Exchequer Street in April of this year. The new eatery's menu items will include fresh rock oysters from Carlingford Bay, beef cooked using a robata grill, monkfish scampi and wild garlic chicken Kiev as well as a selection of seasonal dishes that will change frequently throughout the year.

Did you know?... Tesco Ireland has raised €5 million over the course of its five-year partnership with CHI at Temple Street. Throughout the course of this partnership, the funds raised have helped the hospital to buy over 270 pieces of vital medical equipment for patients including ultrasound scanners, patient monitors and respiratory equipment. Tesco Ireland first chose Temple Street as its Charity Partner in 2014 following a selection process guided by Tesco colleagues nationwide and since then has grown to become one of the largest fundraising achievements in the private sector in Ireland, the retailer said.

Did you know?... Albert Heijn has announced plans to launch a home delivery service for groceries in Belgium in the spring of this year. The Antwerp region will be the first to experience the home delivery service, followed by expansion in other regions of the country. General manager of Albert Heijn Belgium, Raf Van den Heuvel, commented, "Delivering at home reinforces Albert Heijn's proposition in Belgium. We are ambitious in our growth - we want to achieve this through the opening of strong new stores and the expansion of our online offering."

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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