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Did You Know…? 19 June, 2018

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Did You Know…? 19 June, 2018

Did You Know…? Aldi is sponsoring the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash this year. The five-kilometre race takes place this Saturday, June 17, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Did You Know…? McDonald's is to replace plastic straws with paper ones across all its outlets in Ireland and the UK after a successful trial. The introduction of paper straws in McDonald’s 1,361 restaurants will begin in September.

Did You Know…? Pub chain Wetherspoon is to sell more drinks from the UK and non-EU brewers in the run-up to Brexit. The chain will replace champagne, wine and wheat beers that are produced in France and Germany.

Did You Know…? A British parliamentary committee will question the CEOs of the UK’s no.2 and no.3 supermarket. MPs will question the CEOs of Sainsbury’s and Asda regarding their blockbuster merger as scrutiny of the deal increases.

Did You Know…? PepsiCo announced the creation of the worlds biggest Dorito in an “experiment gone horribly right”. The Dinosaur-sized chip was made to celebrate the release of the new Jurassic World film.


Did You Know…? Raffaello is helping the nation to get fashion ready this summer through a brand new on-pack promotion, the “Celebrate Summer In Style” competition, which offers a chance to win an overnight stay in London and a £1,500 shopping experience for themselves and two friends.

Did You Know...? Annual internet sales in the UK rose by nearly 20% in May as shoppers splashed out on Royal Wedding goods and summer wear. Home delivery expert ParcelCompare says record amounts were spent online in many retail sectors.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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