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Did you know?... 28 April, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 28 April, 2020

Did you know?... Dutch retailer Albert Heijn has announced plans to introduce milk from farms that have neutralised their greenhouse gas emissions by 2021. The retailer has also extended its collaboration with Royal A-ware and DeltaMilk dairy cooperative to make its dairy and cheese offering more sustainable. Emissions from dairy farms will be neutralised by capturing CO2 from the grass in the soil, the retailer said, along with the allocation of permanent grassland areas that will not be ploughed and partly sown with herbs or clovers.

Did you know?...Londis Ireland has come up with a novel way to help keep your children entertained and active during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Londis Little Baker book has been created with easy-to-make children’s recipes that are fun for all the family to enjoy. The special recipes have been specially created by Irish Chefs Derry Clarke and Tastes Like Home’s Catherine Fulvio and the printable pdf is available on and on Londis Ireland’s social media platforms. Customers are also encouraged to share pictures of their Little Bakers creations on Londis Ireland’s social media to be in with a chance of winning a Smyth’s voucher.

Did you know?... Silpo has announced that it has launched a delivery service in 45 cities in Ukraine that currently experience poor courier services, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, reports Marketing director at Silpo, Kateryna Oguryaeva, said, "We first of all paid attention to those 45 cities where it is difficult to order the right products from the comfort of your home, because they have underdeveloped courier services.” The cities that will benefit from the service include, among others, Kremenchug, Kropyvnytskyi, Liman, Lisichansk, Mariupol, Melitopol, Nizhyn, Ovidiopol, Oster, Pavlograd, Radomyshl, Slavutych, and Fastiv.

Did you know?... Portuguese food retailer Continente has added a range of pre-packaged grocery baskets to its e-commerce service. The pre-packaged baskets, priced at €30 and delivered within 48 hours, contain 20 essential grocery items and are available on Continente Online, reports ESMMagazine.comThe retailer also offers a children's grocery basket for €21, comprising 14 items, and is planning to add a cleaning and hygiene products basket

Did you know?... The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has launched a nine-point COVID-19 crisis recovery plan for the restaurant industry. According to the RAI, 120,000 restaurant jobs are at permanent risk in the next two months, with over 90% of restaurants currently being closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, reports RAI CEO Adrian Cummins stated: "We are seeking urgent action to save and recover our industry as nine out of 10 restaurants face permanent closure in the months ahead without urgent action."

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