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Did you know?... 7 April, 2020

By Donna Ahern
Did you know?... 7 April, 2020

Did you know?... Nestlé has announced plans to roll out Garden Gourmet's Incredible Bratwurst in stores across Germany this month. The product, presented at the International Green Week in Berlin in January, serves as an alternative to raw sausages made from beef and pork. Unlike conventional plant-based sausages, the Incredible Bratwurst is raw and not pre-cooked, Nestlé added.It is made from plant-based ingredients such as soy, beetroot and carrots and can be prepared on a grill rack or a pan.

Did you know?... Channel 4's Sunday Brunch host Simon Rimmer demonstrated how to make a homemade burger using Spam as he co-presented the show with Tim Lovejoy via web cam from his home. In a similar fashion, last week TV Chef Jamie Oliver showed viewers how to make minestrone soup using house pantry staples such as canned cannellini beans, tinned tomatoes and dried pasta on his Oliver’s Keep Cooking and Carry On cookery show.

Did you know?... Uber Eats and Delivery Hero are expanding from providing restaurant meals into supplying groceries to customers stuck at home during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus crisis, reports Reuters. Uber Eats said on Wednesday April 1 that it is teaming up with French supermarket group Carrefour for a new delivery service aimed at helping Parisians buy essential goods and food, and that it has similar plans for Spain and Brazil.

Did you know?... A British Airways pilot out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic has started a new job as a Tesco delivery driver, reports Many of Peter Login's friends reportedly took to Twitter to praise him for his temporary change of career by many. BA has grounded all flights at Gatwick and dramatically cut its services at Heathrow, while pilots have been hit with a 50% pay cut for three months and told to take two weeks of unpaid leave in both April and May.

Did you know?...  British books, newspaper and stationery retailer WH Smith said on Monday it had secured new lending facilities of £120 million (€136.3 million) to get it through the coronavirus crisis, which are conditional on raising new equity, reports Reuters. As a result, the group is in an advanced stage of preparation for an equity issue of a maximum of 13.7% of its issued share capital through a placing of shares. "These financing arrangements, coupled with a broad range of mitigating actions to manage the cost base and cash-flow, will provide sufficient liquidity to deal with this most challenging of trading environments," it said.


Did you know?...  Greek retail sales rose by 10.1% in January, in value terms, according to a study by statistics firm ELSTAT, however future sales are likely to be impacted by the growing COVID-19 epidemic in the country. The positive January performance compares to a 2.2% increase in December, and a 4.7% increase in November, reports Reuters. Volume sales were up 8.4% in January, which again is an improvement on a 0.6% increase in December and a 3.7% gain in November.

© 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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