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Did You Know...? 6 March, 2018

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know...? 6 March, 2018

Did you know...? Budweiser parent company Anheuser-Busch is heeding the current trends by introducing a new beer to the American market called Michelob Ultra Pure Gold, which is made with organic grains and approved by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Did you know...? People in Taiwan rushed to buy toilet paper in bulk last week as word spread of an imminent price spike. Shoppers posted pictures on social media showing empty shelves and many said they were worried about the product running out rather than price increases.

Did you know...? After New York, Moscow, Seoul, São Paulo, and, of course, its native Italy, the popular food emporium Eataly is set to open its first UK store in London in the coming years. The new store will be opened in 2020 and will be located at Broadgate's 135 Bishopgate, near Spitalfields and Shoreditch, with 42,000 square feet of selling space on the ground and first floors of the building.

Did you know...? Beam Suntory, whose brands include Jim Beam bourbon and Laphroaig Scotch whisky, reckons drinkers in Europe are ready for a new tipple: Japanese premium gin ‘Roku’ made with cherry blossom and other exotic ingredients. The en vogue spirit has entered the British market at £30 a bottle available at the upmarket retailer Waitrose.

Did you know...? The UK has seen a strong growth in popularity of Welsh lamb, according to the Co-op. The retailer announced that sales increased by nearly 20%, following its commitment last May to become the first retailer to sell 100% British meat. Not baaa-d.


Did you know...? The increasingly popular aperitif Aperol has boosted its manufacturer Campari Group’s sales last year. The group’s largest brand continued to outperform with overall sales up by 19.5% and as much as +40% in Spain and +50% in the US.

© 2018 - Checkout Magazine by Kevin Duggan

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