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Did You Know...? 30 March 2020

By Maev Martin
Did You Know...? 30 March 2020

Did you know...? After his debut as a slightly spooky caterpillar bunny last Easter, Colin has changed up his look and put on his finery for this year’s spring celebrations. In stores now, the limited edition Easter Egg Hunt Colin the Caterpillar (€15) is dressed up to the nines in his pink Easter top hat, with gorgeous colourful egg decorations.

Did you know...? Spar Slovenia has named David Kovačič as its new general manager, as the business marks its 30th year of operations in the country, reports Despite a difficult period marketed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the retailer closed 2020 with a gross turnover of €909 million, up 8.9% on the previous year. During the past year, Spar Slovenia continued to expand its network with the addition of three new stores – including the Aleja shopping center in Ljubljana, the SPAR Radenci supermarket and the SPAR Logatec hypermarket.

Did you know...? KFC owner Yum Brands' digital sales increased by 45% year-on-year last year, reports According to research data analysed and published by Stock Apps, the company's digital sales increased by 45% year-on-year in 2020 to $17 billion, and its Q4 2020 revenue increased by 3% year-over-year (YoY) to $1.74 billion, which was higher than an expected $1.72 billion. Yum Brands launched a series of initiatives to speed up its digitalisation process in 2020. A new e-commerce ecosystem streamlined off-premises order handling for KFC, and, as a result, transaction times at the window decreased by 16 seconds in Q4 2020 compared to Q4 2019.

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