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Did you know?... 21 April, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 21 April, 2020

Did you know?... More canned food products were sold in Norway in the past four weeks than in any month in the country's history, food company Orkla has told local media. Speaking to ABC Nyheter, Orkla Norway's communications director Elisabeth Aandstad said that the business has seen canned goods sales double in the four-week period, as shoppers stock up amid coronavirus concerns.

Did you know?...The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has said that the possibility of pubs being unable to reopen until a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed is a nightmare scenario for the pub sector, and that such a scenario would result in many venues going out of business for good. The above assertion was in reaction to minister for health Simon Harris telling The Sunday Independent that he "can't see how people can be in packed pubs again as long as this virus is still with us and we don't have a vaccine or an effective treatment", and suggesting that a vaccine or treatment won't arrive until 2021.

Did you know?... E-commerce giant Inc is preparing to launch an ultra-fast grocery delivery service in the UK, reports the trade magazine The Grocerciting suppliers. The service, Ultra Fast Fresh, involves retrofitting nine existing depots within the country to handle fresh produce and fulfil grocery orders within hours, the magazine reported.

Did you know?... UK retailer Asda has rolled out the ‘Scan & Go Mobile' service in all 581 stores to encourage contactless shopping in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The service allows customers to use their phones to scan and pay for groceries in stores through the Asda app, reports The move will ensure the safety of employees and customers by offering the option to shop, pack and pay in a contactless manner.

Discount supermarket chain Aldi UK is to sell groceries online for the first time to help vulnerable people and those self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis. It will sell food parcels on its website, containing 22 products including tinned soup, rice, pasta, chocolate, antibacterial handwash and toilet roll, the company said. The parcels will be priced at £24.99 ($31.24).

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