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Did You Know...? 20 April 2021

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know...? 20 April 2021

Did you know...? Supermarket Aldi’s reformulated range of Lacura haircare products are available in stores now.  Whether it’s to turn up the volume or keep colour looking its best, Lacura’s new hair care range has products to cater to every hair need. The products are also packaged using all recyclable materials so you can rest assured they can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Did you know...? Marks & Spencer has commenced an intellectual property action against Aldi over its Colin the Caterpillar children's cake, claiming that a similar product available at the discounter infringes on its trademark. The claim was lodged with the UK High Court this week, with M&S stating that Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar product infringes its trademark, and was developed to 'ride on the coat-tails' of Marks & Spencer's longstanding reputation, according to reports.

Did you know...? Spanish retail group DIA has reported net sales of €1.69 billion in the first quarter of its financial year, down 7.3% year-on-year, reports The company's Spanish arm generated sales worth €1.05 billion, down 1.4%, while Portugal was the only market to see growth with sales amounting to €148.9 million (+0.7%). DIA's Brazil and Argentina divisions witnessed the steepest decline with sales of €251.5 million (-28.5%) and Argentina with €235.8 million (-16.3%), respectively. 

Did you know...? The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said that following the publication of Northern Ireland's reopening plan, the Irish government should announce its plans for the reopening of hospitality venues, starting with a return to outdoor service in six weeks' time, reports This week marks the 400th day that so-called 'wet pubs' have been closed in Ireland, and the LVA said that along with the suggested reopening of outdoor service from week beginning 24 May, indoor service for all pubs and restaurants should return 'shortly afterwards', aligned with the reopening of hotels across the country.

© 2021 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign up to subscribe to Checkout.

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