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Did You Know?... 23 June, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know?... 23 June, 2020

Did you know?... This month M&S launched three new made without dairy yogurts. The flavours include Soya Greek Style Strawberry, Soya Greek Style Peach & Passionfruit, and Soya Greek Style Plain. Each pot has less than 90 calories. "We fortify our Plant Kitchen Dairy Free milk with Iodine and we’ve fortified our Made Without Dairy yogurts with calcium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, we’re always trying to help customers get that extra dose of vitamins when they’re following a dairy free diet,” said Laurie Bradley, M&S product developer.

Did you know?... McDonald's Corp has said that its global sales fell by approximately 30% during the first two months of the current quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic even as it signaled a recovery in demand as it starts to reopen restaurants around the world, reports Reuters. The fast-food chain said that demand improved significantly from April to May as many of its restaurants began serving diners, especially in the United States. While overall same-store sales fell 39% in April, they declined 21% in May.

Did you know?...  JD Sports Fashion said on Monday it has assessed a number of strategic options for outdoor clothing specialist Go Outdoors, which has been put under a moratorium to temporarily shield it from any potential legal action from creditors, reports Reuters. The sportswear retailer, which bought Go more than three years ago, said, in response to a Sky News report, that administrators have not yet been appointed for Go.

Did you know?...  Swiss retailer Migros has announced plans to launch a new project that aims to facilitate the collection of plastic packaging from customers for recycling. The initiative, scheduled to be launched on 29 June at the Migros Cooperative in Lucerne, will see the introduction of the Migros plastic collection bags. The special collecting bags will be available in three sizes, priced between CHF 0.90 and CHF 2.50., reports Customers will use the bag to return plastic packaging from their homes to collection points set up in Migros stores.

Did you know?... Lidl Belgium has launched a programme aimed at helping suppliers in the country to draw up a CO2 reduction plan with the help of climate consultants. The retailer has identified 60 suppliers, including 24 from Belgium, that account for 80% of the emissions in its supply chain. The company has teamed up with two strategic and independent sustainability consultancies to send climate consultants to its main Belgian suppliers.

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