Did You Know?... 22 October, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 22 October, 2019

Did you know?... UK retailer Waitrose & Partners has removed plastic packaging from multi-pack cans of its bestselling staples. The idea is being tested on essential Waitrose's baked beans, chopped tomatoes, plum tomatoes, and sweetcorn. The initiative will help the retailer to remove 18 tonnes of single-use plastics from its operations.

Did you know?... POPAI arrives in Dublin on 7 November for a unique Breakfast Seminar. Irish Convenience & Shopper Report: It conducted broad fieldwork to get a snapshot of P-O-P display and promotional mechanics used in the Irish convenience sector, carrying out store audits in a range of retailers both north and south of the border. It also used crowd-sourcing partner app Roamler to send shoppers into stores, asking them about their shopping habits and discovering what struck a chord with them in-store and finding out about their in-store experience. Digital Workshop: Recognising that for many involved in shopper marketing, digital can be a challenging topic, POPAI will share insight and experience from retailer and brand members, through case studies and research, helping delegates navigate the minefield of understanding when and how to use digital applications in-store. Trends Report –Shopper Intelligence: ‘The Changing Landscape in Irish Retail’ - Shopper Intelligence interviews over 10,000 Irish shoppers per year to understand why they buy what they buy, how they buy it and how satisfied they are. Covering all the major retailers and channels for 93 different categories, providing rich brand, segment, category and store level insights. Colm Rooney will delve into some of the key insights from the 2019 programme. To book your seat, please visit here.

Did you know?... Italy has approved a new tax on digital companies, including US tech giants, as part of its 2020 draft budget on Wednesday, a move that could draw threats of retaliation from Washington, reports Reuters. The levy, due to be introduced from next year, will oblige companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, to pay a 3% levy on internet transactions, according to a text of the draft budget.

Did you know?... Romania's Telemea de Sibiu or the Sibiu cheese has been included in the list of protected designations of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indications (PGI) products in the European Union, according to a report in the Romania Insider.

Did you know?... Tyson Foods Inc in February will stop buying US hogs raised with a growth drug banned by China, the company said on Thursday, as global meat suppliers seek an edge in boosting sales to Chinese buyers facing a huge pork shortage due to an outbreak of a fatal pig disease, reports Reuters.


Did you know?...  2 Sisters Food Group has offered to employ workers of Tomlinsons Dairies after the business collapsed last week. The food company's poultry processing unit in Sandycroft has around 120 full-time openings in various roles ranging from packing, dispatch, and preparation.

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