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Did you know?... 23 April, 2019

Published on Apr 23 2019 10:20 AM

Did you know?... 23 April, 2019

Did you know?... In remembrance of military members who have lost their lives while serving the United States, and in honour of the surviving families, PepsiCo celebrated the launch of the fifth annual "Rolling Remembrance" relay to help spread awareness for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. After its first stop in Seattle, this year's "Rolling Remembrance" relay will journey more than 9,000 miles throughout the United States and will conclude at the PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) office in White Plains, N.Y. Thursday, May 23, ahead of Memorial Day.

Did you know?... Ireland trimmed its gross domestic product forecasts for 2019 and 2020 on Tuesday, citing a more challenging external environment and moderation of some domestic indicators in recent months. The finance ministry still sees Europe's fastest growing economy expanding strongly with GDP rising 3.9% this year and 3.3% next - versus prior forecasts of 4.2% and 3.6% respectively - contributing to a higher budget surplus in both years. But it acknowledged that the Irish economy was in an unusual position at present.

Did you know?... In 2018, the Raisio Group significantly reduced its carbon dioxide emissions. Total CO2 emissions were down by 75% from the previous year. The company’s industrial area in Raisio is already carbon neutral. Raisio aims to be fully carbon-neutral in its own production by the end of 2023. “We continue our determined work to reduce the climate impact of our products and we have invested in renewable energy”, says Raisio’s COO Jukka Heinänen.

Did you know?... British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country's sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment. Retail sales volumes surged by the most in nearly two-and-a-half years in annual terms, leaping by 6.7%. That was way above all forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists.

Did you know?... Around Noon, the Northern Ireland-based food-to-go manufacturer, posted an increased turnover of £17 million (€20 million) last year, its latest accounts show. The Newry-based company, which manufactures an average of 24 million products per year from sandwiches to wraps, salads and bakery items, grew its pre-tax profits to nearly £680,000 in the 12 months to December. Around Noon was set up by husband-and-wife team Francis and Sheila Chambers in their family kitchen in 1989.

Did you know?... Mars Petcare announced that Paulo de Castro will join their global management team as the leader of the finance function. De Castro brings over 25 years of experience in finance, M&A, and business leadership. De Castro will join Mars Petcare in June from GrandVision, a $4B leader in optical retail with business in more than 40 countries, where he has been CFO since 2012. Prior to GrandVision, de Castro spent ten years with Unilever in a number of finance positions including personal assistant to Unilever Chairman, CFO for Canada, and CFO of the Unilever Supply Chain Company.

© 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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