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Did you know?... 31st July, 2018

Did you know?... Tayto has recently launched Tayto Ripples Sharing bags. The new Tayto Ripples sharing bags are available in three flavours: The original & unique Tayto Cheese & Onion, Sour Cream & Onion and Thai Sweet Chilli.

Did you know?... Colgate Palmolive has said that it plans to “modestly” raise prices in the second half of the year, mainly in emerging markets, as the company is looking to combat the surge in costs for raw materials.

Did you know?... Nestlé’s new version of its iconic four-finger KitKat has hit Irish shores, available exclusively at Tesco Ireland. KitKat Ruby is made with a chocolate called Ruby, commonly known as the fourth type of chocolate after dark, milk and white. The Ruby chocolate comes to Ireland following a successful launch in Japan and South Korea.

Did you know?... Smurfit Kappa worked with global transport provider Scania to replace some of the materials used in its supply chain with paper-based packaging solutions. The Irish packaging group was working with the ‘Scania Parts Logistics’ division which is responsible for the distribution of all Scania parts.

Did you know?... In the UK, Tesco has announced that it is introducing new contracts for lamb farmers. The move comes as part of a multimillion-pound investment strategy from the group to its Sustainable Farming Group initiative. The initiative guarantees a price above the standard market rate to farmers.

Did you know?... House of Fraser and Mike Ashley, Sports Direct tycoon, have discussed a new investment deal for the struggling retailer. Ashley already owns an 11% stake in the department store, and has been asked to consider providing it with a £50 million loan. House of Fraser has announced plans to close 31 of its 59 stores last month, putting up to 6,000 jobs at risk.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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