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Did You Know?... 20 August, 2019

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Did You Know?... 20 August, 2019

Did you know?... Through its partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), PepsiCo has helped more than 765,000 people in rural areas of Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Honduras gain new or improved access to drinking water and sanitation services since 2011. With grants to IDB in 2011 and 2016 totalling $7 million The PepsiCo Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, has helped catalyse $547 million in additional funding from others to support infrastructure investments and upgrades in these communities.

Did you know?... REGO Restaurant Group, which includes the Quiznos and Taco Del Mar brands, has signed a multi-year agreement with The Coca-Cola Company to be the new strategic beverage partner for both brands going forward. “Coca-Cola’s extensive portfolio of beverage brands will complement the varied cuisine – from tacos and burritos to salads and sandwiches – offered across our growing brand portfolio,” said Eric Grundmeier, Chief Supply Officer of REGO Restaurant Group. “Additionally, Coca-Cola’s seasoned foodservice presence supports our ‘centers of excellence’ strategy – a critical aspect of our brands’ transformations.”

Did you know?... The exciting new purple-skinned YOOM cocktail tomato is proving to be a sensational proposition and has claimed a firm place on the shelves of retailers and in the homes of consumers. Developed through a natural selection breeding program by Syngenta Vegetable Seeds’ tomato specialists, YOOM tomatoes have a distinctive purple-skinned colour. It is packed with flavour and has the perfect sweet-sour balance, which gives a unique, lasting Umami/savoury taste sensation for consumers.

Did you know?... Corona Extra has extended its contract with the former star quarterback and current football analyst, Tony Romo, as the operator and face of the fan-favourite Corona Hotline. Throughout the season, fans can call the Corona Hotline at 1-844-9-Corona to catch Romo’s gameday pep talks and fantasy football fire-ups and enter for a chance to win prizes like a Corona Gameday Beer Fridge, or a trip to Clearwater Beach to watch the Big Game beachside.

Did you know?... American retail giant Kroger reduced its supermarket food waste footprint by 9% in 2018, according to its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report released earlier this week. The retailer said it implemented measurable improvements in its retail operations and collaborated with more 'environmentally-conscious' associates. Its food waste diversion from landfill during the year improved 13% year on year, to 40% in 2018.

© 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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