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Did you know?... 19 November, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 19 November, 2019

Did you know?... 2019 has been a year of expansion for Golden Discs and this theme continued with the fact that they opened a flagship store in Dublin’s Jervis Shopping Centre on Saturday 16 November.  This comes hot on the heels of recent store openings in Drogheda, Sligo and Tralee, bringing the total number of Golden Discs stores to twenty-one. Golden Discs now employ over 150 people nationwide, and the Jervis store will employ ten staff, doubling that number in the Christmas period. CEO Stephen Fitzgerald said: ‘Having only one city-centre store in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, we have been inundated with requests to return to the Henry Street shopping district." The vinyl renaissance is driving this expansion, and the flagship Jervis store is 2,500 square feet full of new release and deep catalogue vinyl.

Did you know?...  Italians have spent 5.2% more in discount stores in August 2019 compared with the same period last year, a report from Coldiretti suggests. The study, based on data from Istat, also found that one-fourth of the food items bought by Italians are on promotion. Retail channels have multiplied and differentiated their offers to make them more attractive to customers, ranging from discounts to shopping vouchers.

Did you know?... Kevin the Carrot is back. The popular cuddly root vegetable is back on our screens for another year, this time with a new friends, Tiny Tom and Russell Sprout. A number of stocking fillers, giant soft toys, inflatable snow globes and pyjamas featuring the carrot will be available from Aldi stores nationwide from the 28th November. Fans will need to be quick as last year over half of the range sold out within 24 hours.

Did you know?... New Yorkers can now recycle their Nespresso coffee capsules and other lightweight aluminium items through a new curbside programme in the city. The programme will facilitate the recovery of Nespresso coffee capsules and other lightweight aluminium items from the same recycling bin where plastic, glass, and other materials are disposed of.

Did you know?... Food and drinks company Pioneer Food Group Ltd on Monday reported a 6% fall in full-year profit and said it expects its takeover by PepsiCo Inc for $1.7 billion to be finalised in early 2020, reports Reuters. Pepsi announced the deal in July in a boost to Pioneer's shares and a sector hurt by drought and tough trading conditions.

© 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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