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Did you know?... 24 September, 2019

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 24 September, 2019

Did you know?... UK retailer Iceland is to launch a plastic-free Christmas range to offer sustainable options to its customers, according to a report in the Retail Gazette. The assortment includes 30 Christmas menu options comprising starters, mains, and desserts in plastic-free packaging.

Did you know?... Swiss chocolate brand Nestlé is launching a gold-plated 'luxury' KitKat in time for Christmas - but it will set customers back an eye-watering £25. The limited edition version comes in dark chocolate wrapped in edible gold leaf, including cocoa 'nibs' and dried raspberries, reports The £25 gold bar is exclusive to John Lewis and will be available in its shops in London's Oxford Street and the Trafford Centre near Manchester from 26 September to Christmas Eve.

Did you know?... Quorn has introduced pre-made sandwiches and wraps in the UK. The new range of four sandwiches and two wraps includes a vegetarian chicken and stuffing sandwich and a vegetarian chicken Caesar wrap.

Did you know?... KFC are doing a fried chicken donut burger. The piece of secret recipe chicken is being sold sandwiched between two tasty glazed donuts and is currently being trialled in select restaurants across the US.

Did you know?... Germany's Rewe Group has announced that it is to expand its 'respeggt'-certified free-range eggs offering to 1,350 Rewe and Penny stores in Germany. Every year, around 45 million male chicks are killed in Germany soon after hatching as they neither lay eggs nor grow up to be meaty.


Did you know?... Kroger has announced plans to roll out avocados layered with Apeel's innovative plant-based coating in more than 1,100 stores across the US. The retailer will also conduct a pilot project for asparagus and limes with the coating in its Cincinnati market this autumn.

Did you know?... Spar Hungary has announced that it has opened a new supermarket in Budapest as part of its store modernisation and expansion plans. The store is operated by a team of 28 employees, and offers self-checkout units for a modern shopping experience.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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