Did you know?... 2 April, 2019

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Did you know?... 2 April, 2019

Did you know?... Millions of children across the EU will receive milk, fruit, and vegetables under the EU's School Scheme in 2019/2020. This programme reached over 20 million children across the EU during the school year 2017/2018. The national budget allocations for the EU school fruit, vegetable and milk schemes for the 2019/2020 school year was adopted today. €145 million are set aside for fruit and vegetables, and €105 million for milk and other dairy products. The distribution programme is complemented by educational measures that teach children about agriculture and promotes healthy eating.

Did you know?... The creators of Bio-Oil, the scar and stretch mark oil, are delighted to launch their first new product in over 30 years, Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel. Specifically created to tackle dry, dehydrated skin, the breakthrough gel to oil formula is the result of sixteen years of research and development, and offers a highly effective and economical solution to dry skin.

Did you know?... Farmers and food producers can sell their agricultural waste to biogas energy producers via a new website. An international team of researchers, including scientists at University College Dublin (UCD), have developed AgroCycle Marketplace - a new free, web-based platform for trading agri-food waste. Farmers and food producers can sell their agricultural waste to biogas energy producers across Europe via a new website that is being launched today.

Did you know?... A federal judge on Thursday rejected Nestle SA's bid to dismiss a revised lawsuit claiming that it defrauded consumers by filling bottles of its Poland Spring water with ordinary groundwater. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer said consumers from eight northeastern states may pursue claims that Nestle Waters North America deceived them into overpaying by labeling Poland Spring as "100% Natural Spring Water." The New Haven, Connecticut-based judge allowed claims on behalf of consumers from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. He said federal law preempted claims from Vermont consumers.

Did you know?... Debenhams, the ailing British department store group, said on Thursday bondholders had agreed to change the terms of some of their bonds so that the firm can secure new loans of up to £200 million from existing lenders. The group, which is trying to resist its biggest shareholder Sports Direct taking control of the group, said a majority of holders of 5.25% senior notes due 2021 had provided consent to the amendments sought to the existing notes.


Did you know?... Canadians’ favourite Coca-Cola beverage just got a lot smaller, in a big way - Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke and Sprite are now available in a more compact and resealable 250 mL mini bottle. The new ‘mini’ package size kicks off a massive year of innovation for Coca-Cola in Canada, that will introduce more than 20 new beverages across the company’s portfolio, including low- and no-calorie drinks, bold flavours, and soda water beverages.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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