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Did you know?... 23 October, 2018

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Did you know?... 23 October, 2018

Did you know?... Nestlé has teamed up with Sainsbury’s to offer Quality Street fans a unique chance to get their hands on a very special personalised tin of Quality Street this Christmas. Following the success of last year’s launch, this year’s offer is even bigger and better as the promotion will run in over ten times more locations than last year, making it easier than ever for consumers to pick up the bespoke Christmas tin.

Did you know?... Kerry Agribusiness has announced the latest offer in its third Forward Price Scheme facility for suppliers. Applications for ‘Kerry Agribusiness Forward Price Scheme 3’ will open for Kerry Agribusiness milk suppliers online next Thursday, October 25, at 2:00pm and will close at 2:00pm on Friday, October 26.

Did you know?... The cost of buying healthy snacks is the biggest barrier to purchase, research published by Him has found. The insight agency’s Healthy Snacking Report 2018 found that 55% of shoppers are buying healthier snacks but 46% claim that they are too expensive. The report was based on more than 1,500 online shopper interviews across 27 different retailers, six channels and 25 brands.

Did you know?... Aunt Bessie’s has unveiled its first NPD since being taken over in June by Nomad. Melt in the Middle puddings launched this week in Belgian Chocolate Chip and Salted Caramel (rsp: £2.50-£3/500g) - to tap “desire for eye-catching treats that can serve the whole family or a full dinner party”.

Did you know?... Birds Eye has added a Sweet Potato variant to its Potato Waffles brand, rolling it into freezers this week with an eye to £3.6m first-year sales. The new side (rsp: £2.50/8x58g) is made from “lightly seasoned” sweet potato and potato, with each 100g containing 255kcals and 24g of carbs – compared with the 180kcals and 22g of regular Potato Waffles.


Did you know?... Dunnes Stores recalled a batch of its slow roasted turkey slices due to labelling issues, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). The implicated batch was labelled with an incorrect ‘use-by’ date, according to the authority. Produced in Ireland, the recall affects 120g packs of ‘Dunnes Stores Slow Roasted Turkey Slices’.

Did you know?... Tissue maker Kleenex is to re-brand its 'Mansize' boxes, after claims the name is sexist. The firm has responded to those complaining on social media - saying boxes will now be labelled as 'Extra Large' instead. The company said: "We recently made changes to our Mansize branding and will now be labeled as Extra Large keep an eye out in shops".

© 2018 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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