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Did you know?... 2nd July, 2019

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Did you know?... 2nd July, 2019

Did you know?... With the return of popular Netflix Original tv-series Stranger Things fast approaching, the Coca-Cola Company is teaming up with the streaming service to launch the Coca-Cola x Stranger Things Arcade; a pop-up gaming arcade that will feature some of the most nostalgic games in the show. The arcade will open its doors on the 11th July. Entry to the Arcade is free, and visitors will be provided with Coca-Cola x Stranger Things tokens to play the arcade games. Coca-Cola will also be giving out limited-edition, upside-down cans of Coca-Cola, designed for the event, to the first 800 visitors who manage to enter the ‘upside-down world’, a hidden feature in the arcade.

Did you know?... Arla's dairy farmers in Sweden have participated in an initiative to convert cow manure into biogas, which will be used to fuel the company's dairy trucks and city buses. Around 81 farmers are delivering cow manure from their farms to biogas plants. Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, vice-president of corporate responsibility in Arla, said, "The biogas initiative in Sweden demonstrates the potential of our farmer-owners in Arla’s transition to becoming carbon net zero in 2050.

Did you know?... PepsiCo has announced that its Lifewtr brand will be packaged in 100% rPET, and its bubly brand will no longer be packaged in plastic. The company's Aquafina water brand will also offer aluminium can packaging in US foodservice outlets, while the brand tests the move in retail. The changes, which all go into effect next year, are expected to eliminate more than 8,000 metric tons of virgin plastic and approximately 11,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Did you know?... International food and drink group Princes has completed the first phase of a planned £80 million investment in its Long Sutton site in Lincolnshire with the opening of a new pea plant at the facility. To mark the completion of the plant and the start of this year’s pea harvesting season, the plant was officially opened on Monday by Rob James, Factory General Manager and Marc Heading of Gerald Heading & Sons, which supplies peas to the site.

Did you know?... It is estimated the Britian's new market access to China could be worth almost €260 million to the country's beef sector in the first five years, according to the ADHB. This is the first time British beef will be allowed to enter the market since 1996. China is the largest beef importer in the world. With a rapidly expanding population and a growing middle class, consumption of beef and other red meat is forecast to climb.


Did you know?... Following Greencore’s participation with the Co-op at Isle of White Festival last weekend, Greencore donated surplus food products to Patrick House, an organisation that looks after homeless people in Southampton. Patrick House directly supports 57 homeless people each day. In addition to this, Manton Wood, Greencore, organised a cake sale last week, and with the support of the wider site team, who baked and brought along cakes for the event, raised  £900 for Help for Heroes.

© 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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