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Did you know?... 03 March, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 03 March, 2020

Did you know?... The US could see shortages of Coca-Cola products after the coronavirus outbreak disrupted its supply chain.  Artificial sweeteners from China could be in shorter supply if the deadly outbreak continues to wreak havoc, reports Mailonline.

Did you know?...  Lidl Ireland has announced that it has raised over €300,000 has been raised for youth mental health charity Jigsaw through initiatives and fundraisers in 2019. Donations to Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health peaked in 2019, with €314,301.26 being raised for the charity through a range of local and national fundraisers including Superhero Saturday, Lidl’s Got Talent, Jump for Jigsaw and The Bakery and national initiatives such as One Good School and One Good Club.

Did you know?... Walt Disney Co's theme parks, resorts and cruise line will serve Impossible Foods' plant-based meat burgers, the companies have said, which is a new win for the vegan patty maker that is broadening its reach across fast-food chains, reports Reuters. Several quick-service restaurants, including Burger King and McDonald's, are partnering with Impossible Foods or rival Beyond Meat Inc to cater to growing demand for plant-based food by environment-conscious consumers.

Did you know?... German retailer Edeka has announced plans to roll out a new range of private-label vegan burger patties and mince branded as No Meat. Just in March of this year. The products, made of plant-based ingredients, imitate meat in taste, texture, and flavour, the retailer said. No Meat. Just Burger patties will be offered in two variants - deep-frozen and fresh.

Did you know?...  Starbucks Corp has said that its Canadian stores will start selling a Beyond Meat Inc plant-based breakfast sandwich next week, the first time the world's biggest coffee chain will offer an imitation meat product, reports Reuters. The Seattle-based company said that its Beyond Meat sandwich, which will be topped with cheddar cheese and egg on an artisanal bun, will be available at its nearly 1,200 coffee shops across Canada from today (3 March).


Did you know?... Subway has introduced a new range of Toasted Bites to its menu - a collection of four bite-sized sandwiches, available for €1.49 each. Consumers can now buy all the classic flavour of Subway in a bite size roll Each Toasted Bite comes in a three inch, square ciabatta bread roll, filled with one of four options.

© 2020 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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