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Did you know?... 20 March, 2019

By Publications Checkout
Did you know?... 20 March, 2019

Did you know?... 2019 sees Nestlé release its biggest ever Easter egg range which features eggs from several much-loved brands as well as an exciting range of newly developed eggs for 2019 including a KitKat with Ruby chocolate Easter Egg, a Smarties Unicorn edition Egg and some ‘Incredible’ Eggs for KitKat, Smarties and Yorkie lovers.

Did you know?... Glanbia has announced the new Avonmore Super Milk Fat Free, a delicious and nutritious milk fortified with Vitamin D, extra Calcium and added vitamins. It is the same Super Milk with none of the fat. Alongside Whole- and Low-Fat varieties, the new Fat-Free product completes the range and meets the consumer need for healthy living and naturally functional food trends.

Did you know?... Gillette, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, announced for the first-time in the United States that all brands of disposable razors, replaceable-blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging are recyclable on a national-scale. Through the innovative partnership consumers are invited to recycle their razors in three ways; Gillette Razor Recycling Program, Gillette Razor Local Recycling Solutions, and Gillette On Demand Razor Recycling Program.

Did you know?... Bounty tissues is teaming up with Hall of Fame College Basketball Analyst and recent Sports Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Dick Vitale, to put his signature spin on a recipe series designed for the quick, impromptu nature of the tournament. For the first-time ever, Vitale will take his legendary commentating skills from basketball to bacon in a quick and delicious Cheesy Broccoli Bacon Fritter recipe video that’s perfect for watch parties.

Did you know?... Starbucks celebrates its 30,000th store globally with the Starbucks Reserve Shenzhen Bay Mix City store, reaching a significant milestone for the company that began with just one storefront in Seattle, WA in 1971. More than 380,000 Starbucks employees work to provide the ‘Starbucks Experience’ in 78 markets around the world.


Did you know?... Just three months after launch, PepsiCo and Walkers Crisps has said that the UK’s first recycling scheme for crisp packets already has more than 8,500 collection points across the UK, and has already collected more than half a million packets. Once collected, packets are washed, shredded and then turned into plastic pellets that are used to make everyday items such as outdoor furniture, roofing, and flooring.

Did you know?... Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday. The experiment was carried out on nine wheels of Emmental cheese, which were exposed to different genres of music for 24 hours a day. Motzart and Led Zeppelin were among the songs that were played. The most obvious differences were observed in strength of flavour, smell, and taste, with the Hip Hop sample topping the list in terms of fruitiness.

© 2019 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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